Driver for scanner

  Muergo 14:52 08 Feb 2010

I bought Windows 7 but not installed it yet.

Canon says there is no driver for my CanoScan D2400U and that Microsoft might have one.

I cannot find one on the Microsoft site, would there be a link in Windows7 after I have installed it?

The scanner is not that old and cost a lot because I need facility to scan large negatives, 6 X 6cm. and larger if possible.

Am I stuck with having to buy another one.

  Zeppelyn 15:06 08 Feb 2010

Try the driver for Windows Vista, the two are not that much different so it should work.

  GaT7 15:23 08 Feb 2010

If no joy with the Vista driver, another thing you can try is installing it in Compatibility Mode click here.

"Am I stuck with having to buy another one."

If you have the Pro version of Win7 & your CPU supports hardware-assisted virtualisation (HAV) (click here to check), you can try Windows Virtual PC & XP Mode click here.

If you have XP/Vista, you could also setup a dual-boot with Win7 & XP/Vista, booting to the latter whenever you need to scan. G

  GaT7 15:26 08 Feb 2010

'If you have the Pro / Ultimate / Enterprise versions of Win7 & your CPU supports hardware-assisted virtualisation (HAV).....'


  NJ4959 16:28 08 Feb 2010

I would try what Zeppelyn suggests. I had the same problem with my Canon 1220 scanner (which is nearly 10 years old) when I changed to Vista from XP. There was no Vista driver, so I used the XP one which works perfectly.

  Muergo 18:03 08 Feb 2010

Have printed out/saved all the info, will give it a try.

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