For the longest time I had been operating on a computer that operated on Windows ME. When I looked into getting a negative scanner I looked specifically for one that would run on ME. Back in November I suffered a double computer crash, both my computer at work and the one at home up and died. Now the one at work, though a problem was not going to interfere with my scanning process. The one at home however did but that is not all of the problem. After the crash I was helped out and given a couple of computers as payment for some work I've done in the past. Both of these computers are newer and more powerful than the one I had, yay right. Well as it turns out my Canon Canoscan FS 2710 is not compatible with Windows XP, in fact windows ME was the last version it supported without hassle. Since Canon is more interested in selling new products than supporting the currently owned and operated equipment, I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have to either get the old computer operational and put the equipment back into that computer, buy a new scanner or buy adapters and download a bunch of driver crap and prey that it actually works. Now running a third PC is out of the question, I hated the process of scanning on one PC and transferring to a second PC for processing back when I had only the one PC needing to take the images to work to use Photoshop CS3 not to mention the space required for a third PC that I do not have. This leaves me to either buy a new scanner or buy an adapter and download the driver crap. Now I can't exactly afford a new scanner or an adapter at this time, but I need my damn scanner back up and running, this is killing me. Suffice it to say next time I am Olean I'm going to have to bite the bullet and pick up a friggin adapter whether I have the money or not. If that don't work I'm going to be seriously pissed.