A friend of mine has a HP Scanjet 5300C scanner which has worked successfully for a number of years with his Compaq computer via a parallel cable
What operating system was that?
When XP came in many scanners previously running on 98 would not run on XP.
This is/was because a scanner has a processor that looks after thing like DPI the scanner tracking CCD and so on and in this case was looking for DOS commands from the computer, which was sending NTFS
and the two did not get on.
Certain later scanners were dual capable but not many include those made by Mustek for example.
There have been comments on certain peripheral manufacturers digging in their heel over turning out Vista conversion software
Is this the thin end of the wedge?
no is this scenarios happening allover with the transition from XP to Vista I Wonder?