Solved Epson scanners and Win10 driver support

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pcguy9441

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I'm about to retire my vintage Epson Perfect 1200 photo scanner since keeping the driver running under Win10 has become a major pain. I've been using it ever since my MacII SE was my main computer circa mid 80s. The XP driver does work if I lie and claim it's the 2400 series then reinstall after every Windows update. This always happens when I need to scan something right now.

I'm looking at either the Epson V600 (released 10 yrs ago) or the V550. In checking driver support they only state up to Windows 8 and below. These things have to work under Win10, right?

Is this a concern if they don't explicitly state Windows 10 compliant?

See specs here:

https://www.amazon.com/Epson-Perfec...1537471961&sr=8-3&keywords=epson+scanner+v550
 

pcguy9441

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I just read a review of the Epson550 and apparently, even with that, you have to reinstall the driver after each Win10 update. If this is the norm, I may just stick with my 80's vintage scanner.

see driver below. Dates from 2013, pre Windows10.

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You would be better off if you were to by one of current production machines, that is being made for Windows 10.
Why buy some that is already out of date?
 

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Yeah, I agree, but so far with google not finding anything new. Looking at HP now. One HP unit (Pro 2500 -f1) is more expensive than the Epson and with only 1200 dpi res, but is geared for batch scans where you load up a bunch of sheets to scan automatically. I want to scan a page from a magazine or book one at a time, but at high res.
 

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if you are happy with the old scanner then consider using Vuescan from Hamrick instead of inbuilt windows drivers.

https://www.hamrick.com/

try the trial version to see if it does work on your scanner. The list of supported scanners does show 2 1200 versions as supported. It does cost but is probably cheaper than continually buying new scanners as manufacturers drop support for them.
 
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