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Software won't load

The scanner is connected to a serial port. I've inserted the installation CD, but it doesn't autostart. I've tried to open the installation file directly from the file, and tried to run D:/setup.exe as the instructions say, but nothing happens.

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Your antivirus or system profile is quietly getting in the way, likely.  Check logs if you like, then do the footwork to let installer programs run.  Contrawise you can copy the driver to a directory someplace and install from there, perhaps using RunAs (in WinXP.)
  Perhaps you should say which OS you intend to install it on?
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It's more trouble (because of the AA batteries) than it's worth!  Get something useful!

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