How to install x86 .inf file over Windows 7 64 bit?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Interceptor, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Interceptor

    Interceptor Guest

    I had USB scanner UMAX Astra 4500.
    Hardware info:
    USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10&REV_0000
    USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10
    There is no drivers under Windows 7 64 bit.

    I founded some drivers via internet:

    1. Windows XP x86 driver v.2.6 http://www.yamada.de/ftp/Astra4500xp26.exe
    (inf file inside)
    2. Windows Vista x86 driver v2.6. http://www.yamada.de/ftp/A4500wv.zip
    (inf file inside)
    3. Windows XP x86 driver http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=umax astra 4500
    (inf file inside)

    When I try to install any of this files through Install menu over inf
    file I got error: The INF file your selected does not support this
    method of installation.

    If I try to search driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Browse for
    driver software on your computer (include subfolders) I got: Windows
    could not find driver software for you device.

    If I try to manually install driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Let me
    pick from a list ... -> Show All devices Next -> Have disk -> Select
    Astra4500.inf -> Ok: The folder you specified doesn't contain a
    compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a
    driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based
    systems.

    I also request UMAX support, but they told that doesn't support more
    this product :(
    How I can install .inf file through troubleshot mode (I know such way
    for exe installers: http://www.techspot.com/blog/354/no-windows-7-drivers-yet-try-using-vistas/
    ?

    Thanks a lot.
     
    Interceptor, Aug 11, 2009
    #1
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  2. Interceptor

    Carlos Guest

    Interceptor,
    x86 drivers can't be installed in any way on x64 systems, not even by
    tweaking the inf file.
    Something that could work would be to install a Virtual Machine inside
    Windows 7 x64, setup an x86 OS inside the VM and install the scanner software
    there.
    Carlos

    "Interceptor" wrote:

    > I had USB scanner UMAX Astra 4500.
    > Hardware info:
    > USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10&REV_0000
    > USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10
    > There is no drivers under Windows 7 64 bit.
    >
    > I founded some drivers via internet:
    >
    > 1. Windows XP x86 driver v.2.6 http://www.yamada.de/ftp/Astra4500xp26.exe
    > (inf file inside)
    > 2. Windows Vista x86 driver v2.6. http://www.yamada.de/ftp/A4500wv.zip
    > (inf file inside)
    > 3. Windows XP x86 driver http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=umax astra 4500
    > (inf file inside)
    >
    > When I try to install any of this files through Install menu over inf
    > file I got error: The INF file your selected does not support this
    > method of installation.
    >
    > If I try to search driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Browse for
    > driver software on your computer (include subfolders) I got: Windows
    > could not find driver software for you device.
    >
    > If I try to manually install driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Let me
    > pick from a list ... -> Show All devices Next -> Have disk -> Select
    > Astra4500.inf -> Ok: The folder you specified doesn't contain a
    > compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a
    > driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based
    > systems.
    >
    > I also request UMAX support, but they told that doesn't support more
    > this product :(
    > How I can install .inf file through troubleshot mode (I know such way
    > for exe installers: http://www.techspot.com/blog/354/no-windows-7-drivers-yet-try-using-vistas/
    > ?
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
    >
     
    Carlos, Aug 11, 2009
    #2
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  3. The Astra 4500 is a very old scanner and Umax never produced any 64-bit
    drivers.

    It is not supported for 64-bit even by Vuescan
    http://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/vuescan.htm#umax as it would require a
    manufacturer produced WIA driver.

    Silverfast http://www.silverfast.com/product/Umax/262/en.html supports
    it, but at the price you would do much better buying a new scanner.



    On 11/08/2009 10:51, Interceptor wrote:
    > I had USB scanner UMAX Astra 4500.
    > Hardware info:
    > USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10&REV_0000
    > USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10
    > There is no drivers under Windows 7 64 bit.
    >
    > I founded some drivers via internet:
    >
    > 1. Windows XP x86 driver v.2.6 http://www.yamada.de/ftp/Astra4500xp26.exe
    > (inf file inside)
    > 2. Windows Vista x86 driver v2.6. http://www.yamada.de/ftp/A4500wv.zip
    > (inf file inside)
    > 3. Windows XP x86 driver http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=umax astra 4500
    > (inf file inside)
    >
    > When I try to install any of this files through Install menu over inf
    > file I got error: The INF file your selected does not support this
    > method of installation.
    >
    > If I try to search driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Browse for
    > driver software on your computer (include subfolders) I got: Windows
    > could not find driver software for you device.
    >
    > If I try to manually install driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Let me
    > pick from a list ... -> Show All devices Next -> Have disk -> Select
    > Astra4500.inf -> Ok: The folder you specified doesn't contain a
    > compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a
    > driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based
    > systems.
    >
    > I also request UMAX support, but they told that doesn't support more
    > this product :(
    > How I can install .inf file through troubleshot mode (I know such way
    > for exe installers: http://www.techspot.com/blog/354/no-windows-7-drivers-yet-try-using-vistas/
    > ?
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
     
    Dominic Payer, Aug 11, 2009
    #3
  4. Interceptor

    Dave T. Guest

    Dominic Payer wrote:
    > The Astra 4500 is a very old scanner and Umax never produced any 64-bit
    > drivers.
    >
    > It is not supported for 64-bit even by Vuescan
    > http://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/vuescan.htm#umax as it would require a
    > manufacturer produced WIA driver.
    >
    > Silverfast http://www.silverfast.com/product/Umax/262/en.html supports
    > it, but at the price you would do much better buying a new scanner.



    May be an error. See the legend.

    http://www.silverfast.com/product/Umax/262/en.html

    This says no compatibility with vista 32 or 64 bit.

    Dave T.
    (who hates top-posting)


    >
    > On 11/08/2009 10:51, Interceptor wrote:
    >> I had USB scanner UMAX Astra 4500.
    >> Hardware info:
    >> USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10&REV_0000
    >> USB\VID_0638&PID_0A10
    >> There is no drivers under Windows 7 64 bit.
    >>
    >> I founded some drivers via internet:
    >>
    >> 1. Windows XP x86 driver v.2.6 http://www.yamada.de/ftp/Astra4500xp26.exe
    >> (inf file inside)
    >> 2. Windows Vista x86 driver v2.6. http://www.yamada.de/ftp/A4500wv.zip
    >> (inf file inside)
    >> 3. Windows XP x86 driver
    >> http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=umax astra 4500
    >>
    >> (inf file inside)
    >>
    >> When I try to install any of this files through Install menu over inf
    >> file I got error: The INF file your selected does not support this
    >> method of installation.
    >>
    >> If I try to search driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Browse for
    >> driver software on your computer (include subfolders) I got: Windows
    >> could not find driver software for you device.
    >>
    >> If I try to manually install driver: Driver -> Update Driver -> Let me
    >> pick from a list ... -> Show All devices Next -> Have disk -> Select
    >> Astra4500.inf -> Ok: The folder you specified doesn't contain a
    >> compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a
    >> driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based
    >> systems.
    >>
    >> I also request UMAX support, but they told that doesn't support more
    >> this product :(
    >> How I can install .inf file through troubleshot mode (I know such way
    >> for exe installers:
    >> http://www.techspot.com/blog/354/no-windows-7-drivers-yet-try-using-vistas/
    >>
    >> ?
    >>
    >> Thanks a lot.
     
    Dave T., Aug 11, 2009
    #4
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