Long time no blogging. Here I come again, with good news. Many in forums asking help about driver installation for scanner UMAX ASTRA 3600, an old serie of scanner manufactured by UMAX that does not compatible with Windows 7 (yet no idea with Windows 8), as I did, I could not use it and became a trash one at my office. I have got another one, EPSON L200 PRINTER & SCANNER WITH PHOTOCOPIER, so I searched on the web trying to find out the true solution for this sh*t. Then I realize, why shouldn't I try harder?! I've got it!!! I have make it works as on earlier version of Windows!
How could I get no awareness of the very easiest way to do?! Guess in my mind went without eager to find out further deeper! Ok, let's cut the crap!!! Usually, we must install the driver at first place before using the unit or connect it to the computer, and then, VOILA!!! Windows 7 doesn't compatible with the driver we've tried to install. What a sh*t for more!!!
So, I went for an experiment by myself, what if I connect it at first place, then see what would appear. Still.no work out! But, the fact, it's already inside (unit driver) the computer tho' it can't be used. So, what we must do is. 1) Connect the device (scanner), you'll find a Windows notification that device driver is not successfully installed, but actually is detected. 8) Let the Windows 7 do the rest of it!
The sh*t got rid!!! How to install umax 3600 on windows 7 If I knew, it's that easy. This unit wouldn't become a trash at my office, thanks God I don't need to purchase a newer one anymore!!! If you, Guest, don't have the official driver of this scanner, then you download its driver on the manufacturer's website, and you can choose the standard/default driver -which is intended for Windows XP or earlier, that's ok, since mine is also built for Windows XP as well, but I've found out the way to be compatible with Windows 7 - don't you ever ask for how with Windows 8, 'coz I haven't even tried it.!!! Maybe you can try the same method as which works on Windows 7 I've explained above. Afterwards, you can choose trying to operate the function of this scanner with any graphic software; my example is using Adobe Photoshop, by the dropdown menu File, you must choose WIAmenu, not the direct scanner driver ( TWAIN).since it still -somehow doesn't compatible with UMAX VISTASCAN 3600, then.
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Sure you can do the rest of configuration for the scan result within Photoshop. How to install scanner umax astra 3600 on windows 7 Some or many software that don't -still, compatible with the scanner driver, you must use the built-in program/application inside its own machine (within the list of Devices and Printers). How to install scanner umax astra 3600 on windows 7 Double-click the icon Scanner, then it will appear the windows menu application. Also, sure you can do the rest! By default -when using this built-in application, the scanned result (file) is located on Libraries --> Documents --should you need to search for it and move/copy/relocate it to another harddisk location/directory.
Good luck with your stuff!!! Comments or any other experiences are welcome!!! *PS: if this method couldn't make it, then you need to reinstall the OS (Win7/8), since your OS is having trouble inside (malware, virus, etc.).
**If you haven't got the installation driver files, freely download. Sorry just checked in. It won't be matter either to install before or after the photoshop installation, any of it just works, however, for using in photoshop (e.g.
Already installed) better to restart the photoshop or close the photoshop active window at first when we want to install the scanner driver. In case photoshop can't directly detect the driver while photoshop is active (running) simultaneously with installing the scanner driver. I think any other image processing software can handle the scanner if only taking the scanned objects (e.g. IrfanView, ACDSee, XnView, etc). So at last, U don't have to have a Photoshop if U just want to scan an object.