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Hi! I have problem with my old UMAX Astra scanner (parallel port, vistascan v3.10) Why Windows 7 can't find drivers for this scanner?

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WIndows XP had a generic driver that operated this scanner just fine. I used it instead of the driver that came with the Astra because I liked it better actually. Is there any way to get an updated version of that driver for Windows 7?

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You said the magic word in your question I'm afraid which was 'OLD', unfortunately Umax won't be producing any windows 7 drivers for this device as it's old technology and they'd prefer you bought one of their new ones

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Windows 7 support for the scanner is a UMAX responsibility. Most hardware vendors do not create new drivers for LEGACY items such as parallel port scanners. That scanner is likely 8 to 10 years old and it is unlikely any drivers will be written for it in WIN7

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You may want to try the Canon LiDE 80: It scans pictures
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