64 bit - Canon LIDE 30 scanner with Windows 7 x64

  • marc_s

    Has anyone gotten any of those older LIDE scanners (models 20, 30, 35 etc.) to work on Win7 x64??

    I've tried several things, like grabbing the LIDE 60 driver for Vista64, but nothing has worked so far....

    Any ideas? Doesn't look like Canon wants to support its "more-than-six-months-old" own hardware.... disappointing, really.

  • Answers
  • Mr. Kristiansen

    Download the evaluation version of VueScan (www.hamrick.com) and install that scanning software. This will install 64 bits support for Windows 7. Purchase of the software is not required, as soon as the VueScan drivers are in place the Lide scanner can be used with any software on your computer intefacing the scanner. Also works for Lide 30 (and other Canon scanners not directly supported by Canon).

  • William Hilsum

    If they have a Windows Vista driver, you should be able to manually install that... Extract all files, then in Device Manager, right click on the device and during the install driver, point to the directory with the extracted files.

    As I answered in someone else's question. With old unsupported hardware, if you cannot find a newer driver, the other thing to always try is to install it inside a virtual machine. Look here for more information.

  • efotinis

    The only way I managed to use my Lide 20 scanner in Vista x64 was from inside an XP x86 virtual machine (VMware).

    Shame on you, Canon.

  • studiohack

    I found out that Ubuntu 10.10 supports the scanner, and you don't have to install it either, you can just run it off of the live CD (takes a few minutes to boot). It should detect the scanner and allow you to access you HD without installation.

    hardware/software: LIDE 30 with Windows 7 64-bit.

  • leeand00

    Did you try the LiDE 60 drivers for Windows 7 64 bit? They worked for me when I tried them on the following thread.

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    The SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) project provides the scanner drivers on linux. According to the supported devices list, Canon Lide 600f is not supported.

    This blog post might be of interest. From the post:

    The CanoScan LiDE 600F is a very good scanner. But it has the disadvantage that Canon is unwilling to release the necessary documentation to enable a Linux driver and SANE backend to be written.

    So I decided to write a SANE backend for linux on my own.