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How do I connect the scanner for windows Vista through the USB port? I have a parellel to USB adapter. Does it require any additional drivers?

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That scanner is quite old now, and will require drivers for vista.. i wouldn't imagine that you could get vista drivers for it now unfortunately, which is a shame because that was a great scanner.

just out of interest, you could try googling "umax astra 2100u vista drivers" and see what comes up... i dont hold much hope though :-(

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The PC Card slot provides access to the laptop's data bus, and the PC Card adapter easily sets up as a native LPT port within almost any OS.

There is no delay, or connection problems as I've seen in so many complaints about USB to Parallel or Legacy Serial adapters. Printing is Instant.

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