How to Install Old Epson Perfection 1200 Scanner in Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 5
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       #51

    Unfortunately, though I have had success with this in the past, it no longer seems to work with the latest build of Windows 10 Pro/64.
    The "UNCHECK the 'Show compatible hardware'" option in the instructions is no longer available. It goes to "Show All Devices" Scanners are not among the options. Bummed.How to Install Old Epson Perfection 1200 Scanner in Windows 10-scan1.jpgHow to Install Old Epson Perfection 1200 Scanner in Windows 10-scan2.jpg

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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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       #52

    My post 1 still works in the latest version of Windows 10. I keep having to reinstall the driver via Device Manger after Windows updates. The recommended Perfection 2400 driver is under Imaging Devices / Epson in Device Manager.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64 bit
       #53

    Yep. Found it, somehow. Imaging devices were limited to a few cameras...when I opened Device Manager as an admin, the options were greater. I guess MS doesn't want us to hurt ourselves. Shame on Epson for this B.S.
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  4. Steve C's Avatar
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    partymonster said:
    Yep. Found it, somehow. Imaging devices were limited to a few cameras...when I opened Device Manager as an admin, the options were greater. I guess MS doesn't want us to hurt ourselves. Shame on Epson for this B.S.
    To be fair my Perfection 1200 scanner is over 20 years old. It was by sheer luck I tried using the later Perfection 2400 driver to discover it works.
    Last edited by Steve C; 29 Nov 2021 at 01:44.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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       #55

    One thing that goes along with this issue is called Planned Obsolescence which is devices becoming unusable whenever newer versions of the OS is released. It's mostly economics, if no longer produced and none being sold there is no money coming in from that product to pay the programmers to update software which eventually results in putting devices in the landfills. I've had better 'luck' in using the Pro versions of MFPs and support for them than the much cheaper consumer versions. As an aside to that I've not seen the prevalent problems with my OfficeJet and LaserJet MFPs as they are connected to my router via Ethernet cable.
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  6. Posts : 5
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       #56

    Steve, 20 year old cars still run...
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  7. Steve C's Avatar
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    partymonster said:
    Steve, 20 year old cars still run...
    I bet not electric ones with a duff battery
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  8. Posts : 5
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