Epson Perfection 1260 scanner, no W7 driver.


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Al Smith

I've got a perfectly good Epson Perfection 1260 scanner. When I
upgraded to Windows 7 64bit over Christmas, I found that the
driver didn't work. No big surprise there. I went on the Epson
site to look for a 64bit driver for my scanner, and there isn't any!

Has anyone found any way to get this scanner up and running under
Windows 7 64bit.

-Al-
 
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Seth

Al Smith said:
I've got a perfectly good Epson Perfection 1260 scanner. When I upgraded
to Windows 7 64bit over Christmas, I found that the driver didn't work. No
big surprise there. I went on the Epson site to look for a 64bit driver
for my scanner, and there isn't any!

Has anyone found any way to get this scanner up and running under Windows
7 64bit.

Have you tried the Vista-64 driver yet?
 
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Al Smith

Seth said:
Have you tried the Vista-64 driver yet?

There isn't any, or wasn't last time I looked. There is a
Vista-32bit driver.

-Al-
 
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Al Smith

ebloch said:
Googlem is your friend.

Look at:
http://www.filestube.com/4dad296902c3680403ea/details.html
EPSON PERFECTION 1650 VISTA x64 DRIVER may work

http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/2...photo-twain-driver-v.5.60a-free-download.html

Epson Perfection 1260/1660 PHOTO Twain Driver v.5.60A

Eric
I doubt these will work. Neither one is for my scanner, and
neither one is for Windows 7. But thanks for the thought. I will
try the first link, the Vista 64bit driver, just for the fun of
it, but I'm fairly sure it won't work.

My scanner is explicitly listed as not compatible with Windows 7
64bit. I keep hoping there is some third-party driver that is
freeware. There are third-party software programs that will run my
scanner in Windows 7 64bit, but they want $40 for them. I can buy
a new Canon scanner for around $60 so it doesn't make a whole lot
of sense for me to go that route. It I could get a program like
that for free, on the other hand, it would be worth trying.

-Al-
 
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Al Smith

Seth said:
Have you tried the Vista-64 driver yet?

I'm going to give the nearest Vista 64-bit driver a try, but I'm
pretty sure it won't work. I've read others stating that they
couldn't get any Epson driver to work with my model of scanner.

-Al-
 
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Fred

Al Smith said:
I've got a perfectly good Epson Perfection 1260 scanner. When I upgraded
to Windows 7 64bit over Christmas, I found that the driver didn't work. No
big surprise there. I went on the Epson site to look for a 64bit driver
for my scanner, and there isn't any!

Has anyone found any way to get this scanner up and running under Windows
7 64bit.

-Al-
Scroll down aa few potings and check answers I got to my query about a Canon
scanner driver. Might help you.
 
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Al Smith

Fred said:
Scroll down aa few potings and check answers I got to my query about a Canon
scanner driver. Might help you.
The answer I found is "buy a new scanner" -- was that the post you
referred to?

That is probably what I will end up doing. I am just looking
around first, in case I can come across a free graphics program
that will handle my scanner. Or in case someone finds a driver
that works.

-Al-
 
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Grenou

Al Smith said:
The answer I found is "buy a new scanner" -- was that the post you
referred to?

That is probably what I will end up doing. I am just looking around first,
in case I can come across a free graphics program that will handle my
scanner. Or in case someone finds a driver that works.

-Al-

I used to have that scanner, it drove me insane with it's slowness and
always needing to 'warm up' which took forever.
The quality was ok-ish, but the slowness wasn't.
The only reason I didn't throw it out was that it had a slide and negative
adapter.

Then bought a Canon MP610 a year ago, which was the best thing I have done
for a long time.
The scanner is fast, the printing (I make a lot of cards) is excellent.
The software is easy to use.
It prints on printable CDs and it wasn't expensive.

Hope this is of use :)

Grenou
 
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Al Smith

Grenou said:
I used to have that scanner, it drove me insane with it's slowness and
always needing to 'warm up' which took forever.
The quality was ok-ish, but the slowness wasn't.
The only reason I didn't throw it out was that it had a slide and
negative adapter.

Then bought a Canon MP610 a year ago, which was the best thing I have
done for a long time.
The scanner is fast, the printing (I make a lot of cards) is excellent.
The software is easy to use.
It prints on printable CDs and it wasn't expensive.

Hope this is of use :)

Grenou

I agree with you, the Epson Perfection 1200 is a bitch to use. It
is as slow as cold molasses, and the software supplied by Epson
was crap ... I had to uninstall everything but the Epson Twain 5
driver (which I couldn't do without) and scan directly into
CorelDraw. That worked for years for me. But with this upgrade to
Windows 7 64-bit, CorelDraw doesn't install (the version I have)
and the Epson scanner doesn't scan.

No way I will ever buy another Epson product. Not only was their
scanner slow and annoying to try to use, but their ink was so
expensive, when I bought a new Epson inkjet a few years ago, and
the original ink cartridges ran one (one of them), I decided to
throw the inkjet away rather than buy new ink for it, the ink was
that expensive. I put the practically new Epson inkjet out at the
curb and switched to a Samsung laser, and have been happily
printing ever since.

No more Epson junk for me. That company cares nothing for its
customers.

-Al-
 
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Fred

Al Smith said:
The answer I found is "buy a new scanner" -- was that the post you
referred to?

That is probably what I will end up doing. I am just looking around first,
in case I can come across a free graphics program that will handle my
scanner. Or in case someone finds a driver that works.
The one I thought might be worth playing with was the XP compatability
suggestion. I've decided to hang onto an otherwise redundant laptop with XP.
Bit of a pain but seeing I don't do much scanning it's not worth buying a
new scanner. The lide 30 is excellent; most Canon things seem good, but I'm
not impressed that they are not releasing a driver because a 5 year old
scanner is quote 'too old'.
 
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Grenou

Al Smith said:
I agree with you, the Epson Perfection 1200 is a bitch to use. It is as
slow as cold molasses, and the software supplied by Epson was crap ... I
had to uninstall everything but the Epson Twain 5 driver (which I couldn't
do without) and scan directly into CorelDraw. That worked for years for
me. But with this upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit, CorelDraw doesn't install
(the version I have) and the Epson scanner doesn't scan.

No way I will ever buy another Epson product. Not only was their scanner
slow and annoying to try to use, but their ink was so expensive, when I
bought a new Epson inkjet a few years ago, and the original ink cartridges
ran one (one of them), I decided to throw the inkjet away rather than buy
new ink for it, the ink was that expensive. I put the practically new
Epson inkjet out at the curb and switched to a Samsung laser, and have
been happily printing ever since.

No more Epson junk for me. That company cares nothing for its customers.

-Al-

Hehe, yup, same here (not being overly enthusiastic about anything Epson).
I also took the Epson printer to be recycled.

At one stage, when I wasn't getting anywhere with the
now-it-works-now-it-doesn't Twain driver and not getting anything sensible
from Epson, I was tempted to suggest they include a blanket with their
scanners so it would be warm when switched on.
The postage was too high and I use the blanket in the car (very handy at the
moment).

Have fun finding another scanner, Canon is a good place to start.

Grenou
 
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Lord Vetinari

Grenou said:
Hehe, yup, same here (not being overly enthusiastic about anything Epson).
I also took the Epson printer to be recycled.

At one stage, when I wasn't getting anywhere with the
now-it-works-now-it-doesn't Twain driver and not getting anything sensible
from Epson, I was tempted to suggest they include a blanket with their
scanners so it would be warm when switched on.
The postage was too high and I use the blanket in the car (very handy at
the moment).

Have fun finding another scanner, Canon is a good place to start.
If you guys don't mind my saying this, you guys are crazy. I had a Microtek
scanner, but they didn't make a new driver for it either, so I bought the
Epson Perfection V500 photo scanner. I've never had a lick of trouble with
any of the scanners I've had, _especially_ the Epson. I've run it with XP,
Vista, & Win7 with no trouble at all.
 
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Grenou

Lord Vetinari said:
If you guys don't mind my saying this, you guys are crazy. I had a
Microtek scanner, but they didn't make a new driver for it either, so I
bought the Epson Perfection V500 photo scanner. I've never had a lick of
trouble with any of the scanners I've had, _especially_ the Epson. I've
run it with XP, Vista, & Win7 with no trouble at all.
What works for some doesn't work for others.

I don't think I am crazy, also I am not a 'guy' :)

Grenou
 
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PeeCee

Al Smith said:
I've got a perfectly good Epson Perfection 1260 scanner. When I upgraded
to Windows 7 64bit over Christmas, I found that the driver didn't work. No
big surprise there. I went on the Epson site to look for a 64bit driver
for my scanner, and there isn't any!

Has anyone found any way to get this scanner up and running under Windows
7 64bit.

-Al-

Al

FWIW my Epson Perfection 1250 works fine in XP Virtual mode.
All the software loads and runs as it would in a stand alone XP PC.
I won't work in Windows 7/64 of course because of no 64bit drivers.

You have posted you don't have Pro/Ultimate so can't use XP Virtual mode.
However it is just a Virtual PC and you may get the same affect with one of
the others (Virtual Box, VMware) and a copy of XP installed.

It's 'very' frustrating how these companies screw their customers whenever
they get a chance.
During the move from Windows 9x to Windows 2000/XP rubbish bins were also
crammed with perfectly good hard ware that you couldn't use because there
were no W2K/XP drivers.
I'll give Microsoft it's due though and note they are supporting a huge
range of older printers in Win7.
But OTOH it is disappointing that once again Scanners are being pushed out,
Microsoft seem to have ignored them.
Kinda irritating when you bought all the extra hardware to future proof it
(sheet feeders, light lids etc)

Best
Paul.
 
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Al Smith

Fred said:
The one I thought might be worth playing with was the XP compatability
suggestion. I've decided to hang onto an otherwise redundant laptop with XP.
Bit of a pain but seeing I don't do much scanning it's not worth buying a
new scanner. The lide 30 is excellent; most Canon things seem good, but I'm
not impressed that they are not releasing a driver because a 5 year old
scanner is quote 'too old'.
There's no excuse for no drivers for products that are still in
wisespread use. It's a way for companies to force customers to
upgrade ... Well, in my case, it won't work. I refuse to buy
another Epson product.

-Al-
 

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