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Genius and Vista

I need drivers for Vista for my Genius Colourpage vivid 4 scanner. Have just changed computer and drivers I have for the scanner wont work. Have looked on net but can't find drivers fro Vista op system I am trying to install my old ColorPage Vivid 1200XE scanner on my new computer which has a Vista operating system. I have downloaded Vista compatible drivers and tried to install them. All it shows under the program is Scanner Utility and Uninstall. The scanner program itself doesn't appear. When I try to import the scanner from Photoshop CS3 it lists it as WIA and then tells me it couldn't open the TWAIN source. Make sure there is a valid source for the scanner in the TWAIN directory found in the Windows directory. So, how do I go about finding that valid source for the scanner in the TWAIN directory? They don't have my product listed... the 1200XE, so I went to the closest one.

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I need driver scanner genius ColorPage-vivid 1200xe for vista

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There are two common ways to software-connect scanners
to windows:

1) The TWAIN driver interface
2) The WIA (Windows image acquisition) driver interface

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WIA is a driver interface native to Windows:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Image_Acquisition

TWAIN is a driver interface specific to each scanner
===========================================

Most new scanners should support both driver interfaces !

TWAIN is preferable, if you can find it, because it is tightly
coupled to the scanner's hardware design, and therefore offers
more functionality, which is hardware specific.

WIA, on the other hand, is more generic.
It will work with many different scanners, but with reduced
functionality, especially in the tools and setting available within
the scanner control window that pops up every time you try to
scan a document from within an application.

If you cannot find TWAIN, you may have to settle for WIA.
(if it will run with your hardware)
=====

This biggest problem, of course, is VISTA itself, and it comes
in two flavors, depending on your computer CPU:
64-bit and 32 bit.

64-Bit Vista drivers are the hardest to find.
32-Bit Vista is a DOG, because the software is too bloated
to run on a 32 bit machine.

Fancy colors and GUI not withstanding, 100% of the added
"new functionality" within Vista is for the benefit of Microsoft
and the scumbags running Hollywood. Vista hi-jacks your
expensive hardware resources and slows down "YOUR"
machine at "YOUR" expense to promote Microsoft's
insestuous relationship with the Sony movie studios and
the RIAA.

I strongly recommend to all my clients to stick with XP for
now, and avoid Vista like the plague.

I do !

Martin




Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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