Windows 10: CanoScan LiDE 35 on Windows 10 x64

  1.    02 Nov 2015 #1

    CanoScan LiDE 35 on Windows 10 x64


    Got most of this info from the sevenforums.com, but thought I'd repost here. I was so happy to get this trusty old scanner working, I thought I'd share what worked for me.

    Original post for getting it working on Windows 8.x: Canoscan LiDE 35 Windows 7 64bit driver Solved - Page 8 - Windows 7 Help Forums

    nemurea said:
    Hi There,


    I just registered to say thank you for the original poster scoutfu for the great tip that brought my Lide 35 scanner back to life! Beside this I want to extend it with additional tricks, because I see it still does not work out of the box for many others (just like me). One year ago I installed it on Win7 (64 bit) with smaller issues, now in Win 8.1 with major issues - but both can be solved.


    The basics are the same, download the driver for Lide 60 from the official Canon website; Win7 64 bit driver will work for both Win7 and Win8.1 (don't know about Win10).


    driver named lide60vst6411111a_64en.exe


    For me the Canon toolbox and Winrar were not needed, the image software I use (FastStone - give it a try, it's free and great!) can deal with it, if the driver is correctly installed. Instead of Winrar I used 7zip's context menu item in Total Commander.


    Unzip the downloaded driver (2 steps) as per the original post. The result is 3 directories, plus an .inf file along with a readme.


    Plug in the scanner to an usb port. Go to the Device Manager part of Windows, select your scanner (probably it will appear with a yellow sign), refresh the driver by pointing to the extracted .inf file. This is exactly as per the original post. If successful, happiness and sunshine.


    If not: in both Win7 & Win8.1 I found that during pointing to the .inf file at driver refreshing stage, Windows told me that no appropriate driver was found (just like previous posters). This is because the hardware ID of my scanner was not exactly the same as stated in the .inf file. You can check your hardware ID in the Device Manager, where you would refresh your driver, on the next tab probably called Details (I have Hungarian Windows), by selecting Harddware ID or similar. It looks like VID_04a9&PID_221C.


    The .inf file have to contain the same info in order Windows to match it during install. So edit the .inf file with a text editor (not Word), look for the hardware ID in an early section, adjust it to your exact hardware ID (it appears in two consecutive lines). Save the .inf file, try again the driver refreshing part in your Device Manager. This adjustment was enough for me in Win7 (I changed VID_04a9&PID_221C to VID_04a9&PID_2213).


    In Win8.1 this step above was necessary but not enough: it began installing, but then told me that some component was missing, the driver package is broken. After one hour I almost gave it up, but the following link gave me an idea:


    During the driver refreshing procedure instead of pointing to the .inf file directly, select the Available drivers on the Computer (or similar) option: from the list select Scanners, then Canon Inc, then Lide 60. It will warn you about compatibility issues - just go ahead. Some seconds later the scanner awakened. Very probably the first, unsuccessful attempt was needed for the Lide 60 to appear on the list.


    God bless You Canon for this great support of old devices!
    Follow all of the above, but you will be locked out because of an error stating:

    Windows 10 said:
    the hash for the file is not present
    At which point, you need to disable device driver signing. From the following URL, Option 2: http://www.technipages.com/enable-di...driver-signing

    Option 2 – Disable From Menus

    I figured this was security that was built into Windows to prevent me from installing bad drivers. This is a feature called Device Driver Signing. After going through the steps to disable driver signing in Windows 8, I was able to get my community drivers installed. Here’s how I did it.

    1. Select the “Start” button.
    2. Type “startup”.
    3. Select “Change advanced startup settings“.
    4. Select “Restart now” under the “Advanced startup” area.
    5. Select “Troubleshoot“.
    6. Select “Advanced Options“.
    7. Select “Startup Options“.
    8. Select “Restart“.
    9. A menu will appear where you can press “7” on your keyboard to choose “Disable driver signing enforcement“.

    Now Device Driver Signing should be disabled, allowing you to install any driver you like in Windows 10 until you reboot.
    Now, try to do the whole "have disk" routine, select LiDE 60 when it pops up and your scanner will be installed as a LiDE 60, but will work great. Hope this helps someone else out there with a perfectly still usable scanner.
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  2. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.693)
       02 Nov 2015 #2

    For older scanners with no Vista drivers, you could try Windows XP drivers (Windows 10 32-bit only), or you can use a third-party driver/scanning application such as Vuescan. A customer had an old Agfa SnapScan scanner that would not work in Windows 7 (let alone 8 or 10). I installed Vuescan which used custom drivers to make the scanner work and he is now using it without any problems. You can test the software for 30 days, and then decide if you want to register for it. If you use your scanner often and it is a good model, it's worth paying for Vuescan. Otherwise you might consider buying a new All-in-one.
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  3.    02 Nov 2015 #3

    spapakons said: View Post
    For older scanners with no Vista drivers, you could try Windows XP drivers (Windows 10 32-bit only), or you can use a third-party driver/scanning application such as Vuescan. A customer had an old Agfa SnapScan scanner that would not work in Windows 7 (let alone 8 or 10). I installed Vuescan which used custom drivers to make the scanner work and he is now using it without any problems. You can test the software for 30 days, and then decide if you want to register for it. If you use your scanner often and it is a good model, it's worth paying for Vuescan. Otherwise you might consider buying a new All-in-one.
    Both valid methods if you want wanted to spend money either way. My scanner worked and I just wanted to get it up and running on 10 again, without spending a dime, and just wanted to share how I did it.

    PS. that scanner does have a set of Vista x86 drivers, but the LiDE 60 has a set of Vista x64 drivers that work on the 35 and 10 x64. Job done, thanks Canon.
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  4.    14 Jan 2017 #4

    Hi, I've tried in vain to get my Lide 60 scanner to work with Windows 10. The scanner works with Win7 and OSX. I've followed the above instructions several times and no dice. I've tried all plugging the scanner into all my usb ports. I can't even get VueScan to recognize the scanner in Win 10. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    P.S.
    I get this weird error message below, when I click "switch to" it brings up the win 10 start menu thingy then says "cannot communicate with scanner...missing twain driver"

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  5. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.693)
       14 Jan 2017 #5

    First uninstall any Canon software and unplug the USB cable from the scanner. Then go at Device Manager and select View->Show hidden devices. Make sure the scanner is not listed under Imaging Devices (not remember the exact words and don't have any to see it right now) or anywhere else. If it does, select it and press DEL to remove it. Reply Yes when asked. Restart the computer.

    If the driver you have is for your own model, then right-click on the Setup file and select Properties. The go to Compatibility Tab and click the "Change settings for all users" button. To make sure the setup will not fail set compatibility to Windows 7 and check the "Run this program as Administrator" box. Click OK and then OK to close the properties. Now run the Setup and follow the onscreen instructions. Do not connect the scanner unless you see the message on screen to do so. I would also disable Antivirus just in case it interferes.

    If the driver is not for your own model, you need a way to extract the driver files (if archived in a CAB or other file) in a folder. This is usually done by opening the archive in WinRAR or other archiver. Once you have the files extracted in a folder, connect the scanner, wait for Windows to find drivers or quit searching. Then go to Device Manager, find the scanner under Imaging Devices (or similar) and right-click on it. Select Update Driver Software, then select the last option. Select again the last option and you should see a list of drivers and a "Have Disk" button. Click on the "Have Disk" button and browse to the folder with the drivers. Select the closest model from the list and proceed. Windows will probably warn you they cannot verify compatibility between your scanner and the chosen driver. Just ignore it and proceed. You may have to restart the computer for the changes to take effect. If you don't see a yellow triangle with some error, it means that the driver is working. To scan use Windows Scan app or other application. If you see an error (most likely an error 10, Device cannot start) replace the driver with another model.

    As a last resort you can use Snappy Driver Installer or Driver Pack to automatically download and install the driver for you, but I would rather do it myself to make sure I get one with the most features enabled (Microsoft generic drivers from Windows Update have only basic functionality).
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