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Revert to SP1?

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Old February 15th 11, 01:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
William Lurie[_2_]
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Default Revert to SP1?

Shrdlu wrote:
On 2/9/2011 5:32 AM, William Lurie wrote:
I've been trying to get my old, good Visioneer 8920 Scanner to work
(XPHome/SP3) and tried some suggestions from a scanner newsgroup without

I *wrote* to Visioneer (no other way to communicate with them about a
non-current product) and actually got an e-mail answer, reading, in part:

"We just received your letter in the office today. I am sorry to hear
about the problems you have been having. I regret to inform you, your
Visioneer 8920 Scanner is not compatible w/ your operating system. The
last driver that was available for this unit was Windows XP, Service
Pack 1. It appears you are on Service Pack 3."

It's a nice machine, handles slides, and I hate to junk it for a newer
model. So I'm thinking of taking one of my backup clones and
uninstalling SP3 and SP2 and using it only for the scanner. Is this
asking for a can of worms? Is there a KB article maybe for doing it in
straightforward manner?

Have a look at VueScan, available he http://www.hamrick.com/

They have a trial version that you can download, and they specialize in
driving "legacy" scanners. Cost is $40 for the "standard" version. It
would be cheaper than a new scanner, and costs nothing to find out if
it'll work for you.

Thanks, Shrdlu, I tried it a few weeks ago and it wouldn't but it.
I'm paying $90 for a newer model 'factory-refurbished' and that's
cheap enough.


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