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Omniform 5.0, Windows 7 and HP 8200 flatbed scanner

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My office workstation recently got upgraded to Windows 7 and my scanner works only by double clicking the scanner icon in "Printers and Devices".  It will not work through ACDSee14, or Omniform 5 where I really need it to work!  Omniform doesn't recognize it at all and ACDSee just "has to improperly close" before it gets started if I select "Import from Scanner"  My biggest issue is getting the scanner to be seen by Omniform.  Omniform is now owned by Nuance and there isn't much support for this older product, but we use it at work to create fillable forms and want to keep it.

Thanks, Karen
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For Software that isn't compatible with Windows 7, like that form tool seems to indicate, you can try using Windows XP mode in Windows 7. Requirements for this is that you aren't using a home version of Windows (Windows 7 Pro and up is fine):

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

This installs Windows Virtual PC, and inside that XP.
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Thanks, I am using Windows 7 Pro.  Will installing Virtual PC and doing that create any other problems with my system?  
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No. But you need enough resources to run the 2 OS's at the same time, that means enough RAM and disk-space. But on new PC's you usually have plenty of resources available, so that shouldn't be an issue.
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I have 3GB of RAM and it's the 64 bit OS.  
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That's fine.
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