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Any workaround to using a Fujitsu fi-4220C2 scanner on Windows 7 x64

Has anyone succeeded in finding a workaround to allow a Fujitsu fi-4220C2 scanner to be used on a windows 7 x64 machine?
The last driver produced by Fujitsu for this was a Vista x86.
I have Googled this and found a lot of questions and suggestions but nothing that appears to work.
I have tried most things including disabling driver compatibility detection, XP mode with the XP x86 driver, etc.
I have not tried a VMware workstation 8 Windows 7 x86 VM but I suspect that if the host cannot see the scanner, then the VM will not either.
I suspect the solution is a new (very expensive) scanner but just maybe there is wizard out there with an idea.  Reverting to x86 Windows 7 is not an option because of memory constraints.
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You won't get it working in the 64bit environment but you should be able to get the USB connection (not the SCSI) detected in a VM - and should have been able to see it in XP Mode.   However Windows XP Mode doesn't always get on well with USB devices. Try attaching the device as described here for printer setup at the point XP is looking for the scanner in the installation stage. http://www.7tutorials.com/how-work-windows-xp-mode

With VM again it is a question of sharing the USB host port with the VM and only using a 32bit VM.

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Thank you, Masqueraid, for your reply.

However, in your link, I cannot see any reference to the installation of a printer, only a USB memory stick.
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Oops quite right, I usually use that page to explain USB sharing generically for XP Mode to help people trying to install a printer in a VM, the principle describe for the USB mass storage device is the same.

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Thanks again and I think you have won your points.

I was almost there with the XP Mode but just could not get the scanner to show as an unknown/unidentified device in XP Mode.  However, on one more attempt it did and is working faultlessly.

It is a chore having to set it up but as my machine stays on 24/7 it is only on reboots that it need to be done.  However, having to run Acrobat in XP and Win 7 is irritating.
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Thanks

Just looking at the Fujitsu site for the scanner

The fi-4220C2 image scanner with dual interface capability (Ultra SCSI and USB 2.0) expands the market for production scanning. These features will insure Fujitsu's customers' productivity well into the future.  (!)