HP Scanjet 8250 on X64

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Steve Mynes, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Steve Mynes

    Steve Mynes Guest

    Has anyone had any success attaching an HP8200 series scanner to an x64
    workstation? I found neither a driver nor any information on HP's web site,
    so I am guessing I'd be better off moving the scanner to one our other
    worksations.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
    Steve Mynes, Jan 26, 2006
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    jabloomf1230 Guest

    The HP "story" with x64 is quite variable. When it comes to HP printers,
    either x64 has a built-in driver or if it doesn't, one of the x64 drivers for
    another HP printer, with similar specs, will still work.

    Unfortunately, with scanners, the story is much more dismal. Most of the
    newer Scanjets will have a 64 bit driver available "soon" according to HP. A
    lot of the older models will not ever have a 64-bit driver:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?cc=us&docname=c00367175&lc=en
     
    jabloomf1230, Jan 26, 2006
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  3. Steve Mynes

    Steve Mynes Guest

    Thanks jabloomf1230. I guess we will go with an alternate workstation fow now.
     
    Steve Mynes, Jan 27, 2006
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  4. I don't have an HP Scanjet 8200, but it is supposed to be supported in
    Linux. So you could try to install the VMware player und run one of the
    Linux images provided by VMware. You may have to install a scan program
    (gimp and sane), which should not be too difficult.

    The USB emulation in VMware certainly works very well for me.

    Thomas
     
    Thomas Steffen, Jan 27, 2006
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    Neal Guest

    Neal, Jan 28, 2006
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