My computer finds the new hardware, but I don't know what to do from there. I went and searched for the driver... installed it... unzipped it... but nothing happens. How do I access my scanner to put pictures on my computer?
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Re: my Canoscan N650U
The driver only gives you the connectivity with the printer. if you have Microsoft Office it will allow you some use of the scanner. Open a blank document , select insert/ picture /from scanner. scanner should activate. if you want any better you will have to have a better publishing /scanner program.
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I have Windows 7 32bit running with the driver from canon XP Driver - CanoScanCSUv571a.exe.
1. Download driver from Canon
2. Extract driver to CanoScanCSUv571a folder
3. Click Start orb and Control panel
4. Make sure classic view if checked
5. Double click Device Manager
6. Under imaging devices right click CanoScan N650U/N656U and select update driver software...
7. Select Browse my computer for driver software and click browse button to location of the CanoScanCSUv571a folder and click on Next button.
8. Ignore any warnings the driver works fine. Have been using it for a long time now
This will only work with Windows 7 - 32bit OS. I personally reinstalled windows 7 - 32 bit. Had too many problems with the 64bit OS and all by Older software. Could not afford to buy all new hardware and software for use on a 64bit system.
I have many years repairing Canon scanners so here is my suggestion for you.
First I would google Canon CanoScan N650U drivers, it should pull up Canons website and take you directly to the newest drivers avalible they are free. Then I would disconnect your scanner from your computer and install the latest drivers. Also while your on Canon's website download capture perfect its free and it works with your scanner for scanning purposes. I would then install the drivers and then hook up the cable to your computer. At that point you should get a pop up saying new drivers are being installed. Once there installed reboot your computer and you should be ready to start scanning.
there is no driver yet for windows 7.but download scan gear and scan gear toolbox from here:http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0000473.asp open properties,compatibility and run it in compatibility mode for xp sp2
This works for 32-bit, maybe try the same for 64 and see if it works?
1) Download the drivers for XP from Canon's website
2) Install the drivers.
3) They will install to C:/Temp/CanoScanCSUv571a, go there
4) There is a compressed file called: CanoScanCSUv571a.exe in the foler
5) Use 7-zip to uncompress the folder
6) Plug in your scanner
7) Go to your device manager under the Control Panel
8) Go to Imaging Devices and select your scanner
9) Right click to update driver information
10) Select browse my computer for driver software
11) Type in: C:\Temp\CanoScanCSUv571a
12) Click next and your scanner will work.
Ok, I think I managed to get my Canoscan N650U working with Vista using the XP drivers from the Canon website.
Download the drivers and extract all the files to a directory on your PC.
Connect the scanner, the popup will appear saying found new hardware, normally it wants the files from the CD, but there is an option to find the drivers at a particular location, choose that and point it to where you downloaded the XP Canoscan drivers. Let it install. You should then see it in control panel and can test it OK.