[access-uk] Re: Which way should a scannor's software be installed

  • From: "Tristram Llewellyn" <tris-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 09:23:26 +0100

Windows XP doesn''t detect that many scanners automatically so it is likely you 
will either need the driver CD or have to download those from the net.  I 
wouldn't think about connecting to the PC without either of those, not that it 
will do any harm but it won't work either.


Tristram Llewellyn
Sight and Sound Technology
Technical Support

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Alexander Shannon 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 9:52 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Which way should a scannor's software be installed 

  Hi all,

  I have a scanner that I purchased some time ago when I had a windows 98 PC.

  For various reasons to do with the fact that I spent a lot of time at 
  college and then lived in locations where I could not have the scanner set 
  up, I leant it to my father, who is sighted.

  He is intending to bring it up to me tomorrow but I am not sure whether it 
  will easily install on my Acer laptop which is running windows XP home, or 
  whether it will be Jaws compatible.

  I don't even remember the exact make of the scanner, but I do have some 
  general questions regarding connecting it to the PC and the installation, 
  but please note before answering the following questions that I have not 
  connected the scanner to a PC running JFW before, but assuming that the 
  scanner will work with JFW

  1.  Assuming that my father can find the driver disks for the scanner should 
  the software be installed first before the scanner is connected?

  2.  If the driver disks can not be found but Windows XP is able to detect 
  the scanner as a piece of new hardware is it safe to run it without the 
  driver disks until they can be located?

  Thank you in advance for your advice.

  Alexander Shannon 

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