A bundled PC I bought years back is now in the hands of a friend, it was running with WIN98SE but he has upgraded to XP Pro. The scanner (that has no name or serial number on - with the Tiny name to it), will not load or work. Is there a way I can take the files from the original Tiny WIN98SE disc (I still have it) and install them into his system now running XP Pro?.... Thanks, EOS.
There was a thread about this subject some time ago but I can't find it now. Your best bet might be to contact Daniel Warren who is the Time rep on the Forum and see if he can help. His email is [email protected]
is that a high %age of legacy equipment will not work with it.
The Scanner will be a standard product that Time have re-badged. You may have to be quite devious to find out the model, because you will need more up-to-date drivers. I am told that many older products will work on XP with Windows 2000 drivers.
Otherwise, Scanners have improved immeasurably lately and a half decent one can be purchased for £50.00
Hi as you have said you bought the Tiny system a few years back when they where still supplying Windows 98SE before their parent company (O.T. Computers) went into liquidation in January 2002, however the scanners that they tended to supply with their Windows 98SE systems that had the Tiny Badge usually where made be Primax you maybe able to find drivers on their website click here quite often on the underside you will find a code starting with two letters for example “CU” you will need this usually when deciding which drivers may need to be downloaded. However I cannot say for definite that they will have Windows XP drivers available for your scanner.
Please do as PJ123 suggests and email me at [email protected] and I can see what I can find out for you. Please ensure you include enough details for me to be able to trace your account, I would suggest invoice postcode, Tiny (O.T.) account number.
The FU model was a rebranded Visioneer scanner of the same model name.
Unfortunately they stopped manufacturing these a few years ago and have stopped writing new drivers for them at about the same time as it. We would be unable to supply any drivers for these scanners as we did not supply them so never where able to run them though our test bases.
Your best bet may be to try the Visioneer website or a google search as they may have been some enterprising customer of theirs who has written their own drivers and posted them on the web, this has happened in the past with a couple of their models.
Alternatively, you may wish to try what Tasslehoff suggests and see if the Windows 2000 drivers are able to run, as XP is able to handle these with a lot of peripheral items.
You may also wish to try uninstalling all trace of the drivers from the system and then trying in compatibility mode, this is by no means guaranteed, but occasionally XP pro will accept hardware as well as software when done in this manner.