How can I get my Canoscan n670u scanner to work with Windows 8?

Hello

I've upgraded from Vista to Windows 8 and was happy to see Win8 instantly detected my trusty Canoscan n670u scanner and recognized as a connected device. It is, therefore, correctly identified, in Device Manager, I tested the scanner via Device Manager and diagnostics is well spent - it buzzed away, and the screen displays a message about successful test. Large.

However, when I use the Wizard Windows Fax Scan & and click new scan, I get the message no detected scan.

Whuh?

I tried to acquire an image using Onenote. The scanner passed through calibration, apparently successfully, then as he was about to start scanning, came to a stop with an error message.

Help! It's a good piece of hardware. What I don't really understand not is Win8 apparently automatically detected and installed the drivers for it, but will not let me scan anything. ???

Any suggestions?

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AH HA!

He fixed the this morning.

I have downloaded the Vista version of the "Canoscan Toolbox" software on the Canon's Support site (http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/scanners/CanoScan_series/CanoScan_N670U.aspx?type=download&page=1), installed and run the Compatibility Wizard. Success!

Scanner works fine, although the software seems to forget default each I close.

I don't care.

Thanks for your reply though - if someone else asks that you can point their to this!

Tags: Windows

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