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Need WIA Driver , Canon Scanner

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Have a Canon DR-2050C 3.05 scanner , using Windows 7 (64-bit) -
Installed driver from : http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/office/imageformula_scanners/imageformula_dr_2050c_2050sp_2080c/imageformula_dr_2050c_compact_color_scanner


But getting error :
You need a WIA driver to use this device ...

What else can I try?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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What scanning software are you using? According to the link you provided, that scanner comes with ISIS and TWAIN drivers, not WIA. Most scanning software supports TWAIN, and some support ISIS. You do not need a WIA driver to use that device...you simply need scanning software that supports ISIS or TWAIN. So it really comes down to what scanning software you use, but apparently Canon chose not to provide a WIA driver for that scanner. Regards, Joe
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A follow-up thought. I assume you installed the W7/64-bit drivers from the link you posted...the file name is <2050DRIT_V23.exe>. That should install ISIS and TWAIN drivers for the DR-2050C. If you'd like to confirm that you can scan with your scanner, I suggest trying IrfanView, excellent (free!) imaging software that I've been using for many years:
http://www.irfanview.com/

Click the Download link on the left to download IrfanView and click the PlugIns link on the left to download the PlugIns, which are needed to give you PDF capability (it's optional...only if you want PDF support...and the other features that come with the PlugIns). Install IrfanView first, then install the PlugIns (again, it's optional, but I think it's a good idea).

When you run IrfanView, click the File menu and pick [Select Scan/TWAIN Source...]. There you should see the TWAIN driver for your DR-2050C (there may be other devices in the list). Highlight the DR-2050C and click the Select button. Then click the File menu again and pick [Acquire/Batch scanning...]. You will get a scanning setup dialog...fill it out however you want and click OK. You should then see Canon's TWAIN scanning dialog for your DR-2050C, where you should be able to initiate a scan.

I'm not saying that IrfanView is the long-term scanning solution for you, but it's a quick, easy, free way to see if your scanner works. Regards, Joe
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Anywhere I can download ImageFormula for this scanner? - - seems it is not on the link I provided , which comes from Canon web site ..

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- - or the software needed for this scanner?
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imageFORMULA is not the name of the software...it's the name of the Canon product line. In other words, your scanner is the imageFORMULA DR-2050C. The software that came bundled with the imageFORMULA DR-2050C is CapturePerfect 3.0, BizCard Reader 5 SE, PaperPort 11 Standard, and OmniPage SE 4. None of that software is downloadable from the Canon site. There are downloadable updates available for CapturePerfect, but not the full version (the presumption is that you have the original full version installed from the media that came with the scanner).

If you don't have the media that came with the scanner, you may want to contact Canon to get it. Once you get the base CapturePerfect, you can probably update it to a version that is compatible with W7/64-bit via website downloads. I don't know anything about BizCard Reader, but that's not important, as it is just a business card reading app. I know a lot about PaperPort (document management/imaging software) and OmniPage (OCR software), and I can tell you that PP11 and OP4 are long in the tooth and not certified on W7/64-bit, although they'll work to a certain extent on it. My advice is to forget OP (unless you have extreme OCR needs) and get a copy of the latest PP, which is 14 (there was a PP12 but no PP13). PP14 comes in Professional and standard editions. You'll be fine with the standard edition, which supports both ISIS and TWAIN, so it will handle your DR-2050C fine. But it's not free software, so you may want to press Canon for a free copy of CapturePerfect (or, at most, pay for media and shipping/handling costs). Regards, Joe
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You're welcome. Good luck with the scanner. Regards, Joe
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