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Does anyone know of a way to get an old Visioneer 5800 scanner that's supposed to work with nothing past Windows XP SP1 to work on Windows 7 64-bit? I don't care about all the bells and whistles, just the basic features. Is there any kind of generic TWAIN interface that can be used?

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you can use VirtualBox with USB support and setup a virtual machine with 32-bit XP.

other than virtualization, there is no way to get this dinosaur working with Windows 7 x64.

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Thanks, finally got around to playing with this. Works perfectly. I've just got an extreme minimalist install of XP inside a VM (4GB HD, 192 MB RAM), and I save the state and open it when I need it. – dsimcha Apr 25 '10 at 22:48

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