Slide scanner compatibility.

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  1. Gunngee

    Gunngee TPF Noob!

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    Not sure if this is the right spot for this question but here it goes. My wife whome is responsible for getting me addicted to photography has A LOT of slide photos. She has a slide scanner and it worked on her old tower which was running windows 98. We were looking at putting it into a new tower and scanning some of her slides but I was concerned about compatibility issues with the drivers and windows xp. Ths scanner is a Minolta Dimage scan speed F-2800. Any suggestions would be great. We don't want to buy a new scanner as we both shoot digital now. Her old tower is still around but we aren't sure if it still works.
     
  2. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It appears that it's doable but will be a chore.

    Google the make, model and then type xp and driver.

    Good luck!
     
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    What type of port does the scanner use? My husband has a Minolta Dimage dual scan and it uses a SCSI card which with Windows XP will probably need to be replaced at about $300 maybe less, not sure, but when I was going to replace my SCSI card for an old hp flatbed [one of the first scanners on the market] I was able to get a new hp flatbed for half the cost of the new SCSI card. The problem isn't always with just outdated drivers and software compatibility, but also with the computers motherboard - XP & Vista both made some changes to the hardware configurations of the motherboards from what I was told. So you might be better off picking up an inexpensive flatbed with film and slide attachemnt - most come with them now. If the scanner has a USB port check about updated drivers.
     

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