Epson Perfection 1250 & Vista 64 bit

So my upgrade to Vista 64 bit continues. With the issues with Illustrator resolved my next task was to install my Epson Perfection 1250 scanner. This legacy unit was purchased while I was working elsewhere, when I returned I found this ok scanner here. I’ve used it mostly for document scanning.

So, went looking for Vista 64 bit software for it and there were no Epson drivers for Vista 64 bit (yes, there are some for 32 bit, but none for 64 bit.) After some digging around, most blogs and forums stated that there was no way this scanner could work with Vista 64 bit.

I then happened upon this forum and saw a link for Hamrick Software’s VueScan software. While I really don’t want to pay for software to make my scanner work with Vista 64 bit, I thought I’d check it out.

While it does not seem to interface directly with Photoshop (in that it doesn’t open when you try to scan from Photoshop) it does toss the scanned images into the application. Scan quality looks good.

So, it seems I’ll be able to use my scanner in Vista 64 after all… for $35.

8 thoughts to “Epson Perfection 1250 & Vista 64 bit”

  1. I couldn’t email you because I don’t know your email and blogger uses for its email address.<BR/><BR/>I didn’t do anything special, I just went though with a regular setup for the program. I checked Programs and Features and didn’t find any Epson drivers installed so I guess I’m clean (unless there’s a specific place that I should be looking at).<BR/><BR/>email me

  2. Does Windows find your scanner (and not install the drivers) when you plug it into USB? Make sure that you simply tell Windows to ignore the fact that it can’t find drivers and install Vuescan. Then after installing Vuescan, I believe it goes looking for the scanner. Let me know what happens.

  3. Sorry, too busy to try some half-cooked open source OS that may or may not work requiring intimate knowledge of arcane shell commands. I left that behind in high school. MacOS though… that’s a winner.

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