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RE: How to install x86 .inf file over Windows 7 64 bit?

 
 
Carlos
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      08-11-2009

Interceptor,
x86 drivers can't be installed in any way on x64 systems, not even by
tweaking the inf file.
Something that could work would be to install a Virtual Machine inside
Windows 7 x64, setup an x86 OS inside the VM and install the scanner software
there.
Carlos

"Interceptor" wrote:

> I had USB scanner UMAX Astra 4500.
> Hardware info:
> USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10&REV_0000
> USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10
> There is no drivers under Windows 7 64 bit.
>
> I founded some drivers via internet:
>
> 1. Windows XP x86 driver v.2.6 http://www.yamada.de/ftp/Astra4500xp26.exe
> (inf file inside)
> 2. Windows Vista x86 driver v2.6. http://www.yamada.de/ftp/A4500wv.zip
> (inf file inside)
> 3. Windows XP x86 driver http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/...20astra%204500
> (inf file inside)
>
> When I try to install any of this files through Install menu over inf
> file I got error: The INF file your selected does not support this
> method of installation.
>
> If I try to search driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Browse for
> driver software on your computer (include subfolders) I got: Windows
> could not find driver software for you device.
>
> If I try to manually install driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Let me
> pick from a list ... -> Show All devices Next -> Have disk -> Select
> Astra4500.inf -> Ok: The folder you specified doesn't contain a
> compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a
> driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based
> systems.
>
> I also request UMAX support, but they told that doesn't support more
> this product
> How I can install .inf file through troubleshot mode (I know such way
> for exe installers: http://www.techspot.com/blog/354/no-...-using-vistas/
> ?
>
> Thanks a lot.
>

 
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