Epson Perfection 1660 Scanner

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Epson Perfection 1660 Scanner


    Hi I had a computer crash after a windows update Microsoft fixed the computer remotely and things are fine but I have lost the driver that I found some years ago that would make this old scanner work it was a Epson driver but for a completely different scanner when the driver was installed I was on Windows 7 64bit now it is Windows 10 the scanner has been fine for the past
    2 years Do any one know of this Driver

    Regards

    Colin F
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  2. Posts : 3,644
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #2

    Epson driver but for a completely different scanner
    What is the make and model# of your scanner?
    Epson has the Perfection 1660 driver to download if you have an Epson Scanner. Epson Perfection 1660 Photo | Perfection Series | Scanners | Support | Epson US
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Epson perfection 1660 Scanner


    spunk said:
    What is the make and model# of your scanner?
    Epson has the Perfection 1660 driver to download if you have an Epson Scanner. Epson Perfection 1660 Photo | Perfection Series | Scanners | Support | Epson US
    The Scanner is a Epson Perfection 1660 Photo
    I am on windows 10 64bit I have had the computed for 5years and there has not been an affical driver for it but I found a thread on a forum like this where a person used a different Epson driver, I downloaded it and the scanner worked 100%, I am looking for that driver.

    Regards

    Colin F
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  4. Posts : 4,439
    Win 11 Pro 22000.652
       #4

    Colin F said:
    The Scanner is a Epson Perfection 1660 Photo
    I am on windows 10 64bit I have had the computed for 5years and there has not been an affical driver for it but I found a thread on a forum like this where a person used a different Epson driver, I downloaded it and the scanner worked 100%, I am looking for that driver.

    Regards

    Colin F
    I don't know what driver that is. I have a Perfection V100 Photo, and it has a Win10 X64 driver.

    https://epson.com/Support/Scanners/P...SPT_B11B184051

    Might be worth a try.

    I see that Epson recommends VueScan from Hamrick software. I've read a number of positive reviews of it, but it's not free. $40US, but I don't know about buying it in the UK.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi I have found the driver It is the Epson Expression 1680 when using it you need to save it to a new folder do not let it self extract and load Rename the scanner as Epson Expression 1680 then click to update driver from the have disc option select the 1680 driver and you are good to go.

    Colin F
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  6. Posts : 3
    Win 10
       #6

    I have tried your suggestion to download the 1680 driver to a new folder, and to try to install it without running the self extract.
    I have the driver files in a new folder, but it doesn't work as you've suggested.
    One thing I can't follow in your post here is, how to change the name of the device to Epson 1680...and is that the issue?
    When I plug in the scanner, my computer sees it, but just names it "Epson Scanner". I can't find a way to change its name, or if that's even the problem.

    Bob
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Have a look at this link https://youtu.be/pcSZ9Pg85N4

    Regards
    Colin F
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  8. Posts : 3
    Win 10
       #8

    Epson 1660


    Hi Colin...I think I got it to work.
    I found another post from another group with more detailed instructions, which I am posting below.
    In the meantime I will also look at your link.
    Bob

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Is there a Windows 10 driver for the Epson 1660 scanner - Microsoft Community

    1. Download the Expression 1680 driver for WIndows 10 / 64 bit. Link is here.
    2. Unzip the compressed file to a directory on your hard drive.
    3. Make sure the scanner is connected by USB and turned on.
    4. Go to the Control Panel > Device Manager and look for your Perfection 1660 scanner. It will be listed under "Imaging Devices" or "Unknown Devices."
    5. Right click on the scanner entry, then click on "Update Driver Software."
    6. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software."
    7. Click on "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer."
    8. Click on "Have disk."
    9. In the Install from Disk popup screen, click on browse and navigate to the directory containing the uncompressed Epson 1680 driver files.
    10. In the file directory popup screen, click on any of the files ending with an .inf file suffix.
    11. You'll be returned to the Install from Disk screen. Your directory location will be shown as the install location. Click on Okay.
    12. You'll be presented with a list of various devices to select from. Pick EPSON Expression 1680 and click next.
    13. You'll see an error message stating that the driver is not compatible with your hardware. Disregard this message. Click on Yes to continue with the installation.
    14. You'll see a progress bar showing the installation progress, followed by an Installation Success message.

    Total time to install is about 15 minutes even if you're complete novice at installing drivers manually.

    Both WIA and Twain drivers will be available to use. You'll find the exact same scanner program screens to work with as you did with the older Perfection 1660 drivers. I just installed Win 10 this morning, I'm pleased to report that my 13 year old Perfection 1660 has out-survived 5 Windows operating systems (2000, XP, Vista, 8 and 10) and keeps on generating great scans. It's probably the oldest piece of computer hardware I've ever owned.
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  9. Posts : 3
    Win 10
       #9

    Colin...the video is basically the same as what I did.
    Life is good again.
    Thanks.
    Bob
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  10. Posts : 1
    W10
       #10

    I don't normally post after finding a solution. I just wanted to say thank you to ColinF and rmozer for posting their solution. I used the printed step by step guide from rmozer. My Epson scanner is one generation older (1650). After following the instructions, I tried to use GIMP to scan some recently discovered photo negatives. It worked perfectly! The preview scans are somewhat faster than I remember with my ancient desktop I once used.
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