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Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Canon supports this scanner under Vista. Check if the Windows generic TWAIN scanner driver will work. The Canon software won't work. If the generic driver can be installed, then you should be able to acquire scans in Paint (File > Import from Scanner or Camera), Windows Fax and Scan (New Scan) (some versions of Vista) or Windows Photo Gallery (IIRC it works like Paint).
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (Canon wants you to upgrade. I have a different scanner that isn't officially supported past XP and the generic driver works fine. Unfortunately, you can't just use the XP driver in the compatibility mode due to the lack of signed drivers that are required in the 64-bit OS)
There are no specific drivers for your scanner for the Vista operating system. You might be able to get some use out of it if Vista tries to communicate with the scanner using some type of generic driver. Unfortunately if this doesn't work, your only recourse is to purchase a newer scanner.
I have recently changed my windows vista operating system and my scanner which model number is 640P not working properly. the previous software under windows xp is not working. Please solve my prob. and a bundle of thanks for solving my prob. immediately.