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    I am pretty sure I know the answer to this, but if one doesn't ask, one never knows.

    I have an HP scanner, a Scanjet 5200cse. is there even a faint chance of finding a driver that will work with it and Win 7 64 bit.

    The HP website says no drivers will be provided for Win 7.

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    The way to get legacy peripherals (assuming they are USB connected) up and working sort of with windows 7 is to install a virtual OS with VirtualBox or VMPlayer that fully supports them.

    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

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    Since HP did not even support Vista on this scanner, I doubt that you will find anything.

    I have found that the Canon LiDE series of scanners work well and I have gotten my older LiDE 25 to work with Windows 7, but NOTHING for my Epson Perfection 1640SU

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...categoryid=119

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis winter View Post
    I am pretty sure I know the answer to this, but if one doesn't ask, one never knows.

    I have an HP scanner, a Scanjet 5200cse. is there even a faint chance of finding a driver that will work with it and Win 7 64 bit.

    The HP website says no drivers will be provided for Win 7.
    Just a shot in the dark...but a few years ago when Vista came out, it was said that some Windows 2000 drivers would work in Vista. Now since Vista is close to W7 with regards to some (but not all) drivers, and if you are daring... you could try these:

    HP 5200cse driver for Windows 2000

    When I clean installed Windows 7 last week, I was pleasantly surprised when two products which were not supposed to be supported in Windows 7 installed without any glitches and are performing as expected. The products? Ms Money 2007 and my old trusty PDA - Palm Pilot M515.
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    You may be able to install it via Device Manager, right-click the PC name in the right panel > Add legacy hardware.

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    Thanks for the reply, they are pretty much what I expected although I learned something new, I was not aware of the "Add Legacy hardware" option. This did not work for this device however.

    I tried installing the W2K drivers but that didn't work, when I run the Scanner Test it cant find the scanner. Device manager says the driver is not installed. So its either a virtual OS or I just boot into XP if I need to scan. I cant think of a single reason to upgrade a perfectly good scanner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    If you have Win 7 Pro or above then you can download XPmode for free and use that if XP supports the scanner, provided you can link directly to the scanner via USB like you can with virtualbox and VMPlayer.

    You first have to make sure that your PC will support XP Mode, check here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis winter View Post
    The HP website says no drivers will be provided for Win 7.
    Came across this software app (VueScan) from Hamrick that reportedly overcomes the issue of manufacturers not updating their scanner drivers for newer operating systems.

    I've used VuePrint (but not VueScan) from Hamrick and have had good results. Perhaps VueScan might resolve your issue.

    There is a free trial version available.
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