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Driver umax astra 5650 foe win 7

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February 16, 2012 2:26:34 AM

I do not find a driver umax astra 5650 for win 7 in ( http://www.bing.com/search?q=win7+ [...] BR&pc=MOZI ), can be sent via email: @ (email edited out) for me?

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February 16, 2012 2:30:37 AM

Umax-Astra 5650

They only released drivers up till XP for that scanner.
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February 16, 2012 5:47:36 PM

Area51 is correct in stating that the Umax scanner does not appear to be compatible with Windows 7 according the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. You may wish to consider utilizing Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC as a solution for connecting your Umax Astra 5650 scanner to your Windows 7 PC.

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, available on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, allow you to run multiple Windows environments, such as Windows XP Mode, from your Windows 7 desktop. If you are not currently running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate, there is an easy upgrade path to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate through the Windows Anytime Upgrade program.

Depending on the type of physical connection the scanner requires (USB or Parallel) you may be able to install and configure the scanner within a virtual environment via a direct USB connection or through attaching a USB to Parallel adapter to Windows XP Mode as a method to bypass the lack of LPT redirection in Windows Virtual PC.

Microsoft has a TechNet article Use a USB device in a virtual machine available to offer you additional assistance with the attachment of USB devices within XP Mode.

Windows Virtual PC can emulate some hardware devices, but cannot access the physical hardware devices on the computer directly. In many cases, USB devices in Windows Virtual PC can be used. Windows Virtual PC uses the Redirection Policy Manager (RPM) of Windows to provide USB redirection to a Virtual Machine; HID and Hub Class Devices (LPT and COM ports) cannot be assigned to the VM. So presuming that the connection made from the scanner to the Windows 7 PC is via USB you just might be able to install and configure the scanner through Windows XP Mode.

Jessica
Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro
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