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Canon N670U Scanner and Windows 7

Peter Lanky

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I own the above scanner which Canon no longer provides a driver for. However, it has been suggested elsewhere that I should use a Vista driver, and install it using Compatibility mode.

I followed the instructions from suggested to me to get a driver for this scanner

"If it does not work on your issue, I'd suggest you installing the Vista driver in Compatibility mode. Remove and rescan that hardware device in Device Manager , right-click on the driver executable/installer file -> Properties and select the Compatibility tab; click the checkbox before Run this program in Compatibility mode for option and select Windows Vista in the list-down box; then try installing the device driver via Run as administrator."

I downloaded the Vista driver from the Canon site. I received a compressed folder called lide20lide30n670un676un1240uvst7031a_xpen.exe . Running this creates a folder of the same name containing another compressed folder called SetupSG.exe and a readme file. When I run this file in compatibility mode, something happens on screen, but it is too quick on the screen and I can't see it. However, it does not install a driver to my scanner, nor can I find a driver on my PC.

Any suggestions please?

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I've just got a Canon N650U scanner working fine on Win 7 32 bit...

I downloaded the XP driver, (there isn't even a Vista one for this), and the scanner toolbox, from Canon

They are both .exe zip files

I unzipped the driver to a suitable folder. This gives a folder with various folders and files inside, but no .exe files.

Then I connected the scanner... "Couldn't install blah blah.." message.

The I went to Device manager. The scanner was showing. I selected it and chose to Update the driver manually, and navigated to the unzipped folder. Driver installed.

The I went to the folder where I'd unzipped the toolbox. This has two folders, ("disk1" and "disk2"). Inside the first is a "setup.exe". Right click on it and choose "Properties", then the compatibility tab. "Win XP SP3" Run as administartor" and disable the bottom 3 visual effects. Click "OK"

The run the setup.


I now have the Scanner working, apparently with no problems, and the toolbox seems to be functioning perfectly as well... Though it hasn't been tested thoroughly!

I think the secret is the manual install of the driver via Device Manager!

I hope this helps.



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john bunyan

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