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

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Carlos, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    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/v7/site/search.aspx?q=umax astra 4500
    > (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-windows-7-drivers-yet-try-using-vistas/
    > ?
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
    >
     
    Carlos, Aug 11, 2009
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