use a scanner under xp with 2k drivers - will it work?

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We have an espon GT5500 SCSI Scanner, which is getting on a bit but provides great quality scans.

I want to upgrade the computer the scanner is on to XP (by the clean install route) and have just started the process of gathering the necessary drivers and found that epsom have not produced a XP driver for the scanner. So I'm wondering if installing the 2k Driver will give me a working solution as the 2 are based on essentially the same technology. Anyone know for sure or is it a case of installing XP and giving it a go (would rather not have to do this) the machine desperately needs a reformat, I'd rather put XP on it but do have 2k available as well.
 
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it may work. but youwould want to open system restore and set a backup point. that way if it dont work you can always run system restore and go back to where you were
 

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Thanks for the tip, I think XP automatically sets a restore point when you try to install an unsigned driver, but I'll go belt and braces and set one manually too.

Just been browsing the Epson site and it says in the scanner driver FAQ if there isn't a xp driver avaliable for your device please use the windows 2000 driver, so that seems promising.
 

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XP Setup is running on that machine now, so we'll see before too long :D
 
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oh! lastly, since i was working in this field once.


soon you might face problems of usb detection to the scanner.. just remove the usb cable and plug it back..

the xp scanner drivers is implemented to correct the windows2k driver problem on xp systems.
 
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