Hi, i'm quite new here, but i think i've got some reasonably good news for you.Welcome to the site Barry. Have you tried the drivers section on Canon's website? http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0000439.asp
There's a Windows 7 option from the dropdown, but I don't know if the CS software also comes with the drivers you'll need.
Don't hold your breath or hang around the house when you have more important things to do waiting for Canon to answer. I've sent four separate requests for printer drivers on behalf of members of this forum, without as much as a conformation email in return for my efforts. It's a shame that this is their business practice, but it's out of my control. But one thing for sure, I'll never buy a product with the name Canon imprinted onto it.Still in battle with our mutual friend Canon, waiting for any reply ... hope to become a pain in the ar..... for them.
I also wrote to a consumer's program to get attention in their weekly TV program.
On march 9 I received an answer from the Facility Manager Coordinator with Canon. She confirmed receiving my letter in good order and explained that the hardware (CanoScan 8000F) was the reason for not developing the 64-bit driver, the apparatus is just not suitable for Windows 7 64-bit. She gave this answer after having discussed the issue with their Product Manager for scanners. I've asked them to make sure that in the future information on their site is totally correct, especially is case OS's come in different bit sizes.Don't hold your breath or hang around the house when you have more important things to do waiting for Canon to answer. I've sent four separate requests for printer drivers on behalf of members of this forum, without as much as a conformation email in return for my efforts. It's a shame that this is their business practice, but it's out of my control. But one thing for sure, I'll never buy a product with the name Canon imprinted onto it.
That will be the best thing that you can do with this product, unless you install a VM in Windows 7, but you need a XP install disc and COA. A Win 2K disc will work too, but you will need really good virus protection with 2K, as it's about to become unsupported, and IE6 is high as you can go. However, you can install another browser of your choice in 2K, and you should, as IE6 is targeted for viruses and other malware. XP would be the better choice, if you decide to go this route. If you have anymore questions, feel free to post anytime.Same here! I have the same scanner and have relegated it the my XP machine in the basement.
Hi catilley 1092, you're right about not being able to install printer/scanners (whatever) with a 32 bit Windows 7 OS. I've installed Windows Virtual PC w/XP and for me it works great. The "ol' CanoScan 8000F" is doing it's job fine, so no problems there. And about they who don't look .... apparently their problem is not so big! (which problem is in the end ...)Ned, that's a great suggestion, but sometimes even 32 bit Windows 7 won't let you install some 32 bit printers. It didn't allow mine (a Dell 720 photo printer) to install. Sticking with 64 bit and installing a VM (with a Windows 32 bit OS within it) will work in most cases. So many threads involving older hardware, and the answer is right there (a VM). That's why Microsoft pushes Windows Virtual PC w/XP Mode for businesses to use Windows 7 and still run their older programs & hardware. Although everyone can't run this app, there are other free VM's available to them, if only they'll look.
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