I have very good results for many years when my operating system was XP. I now have Microsoft 7 and it will not recognize the Nikon software. Is there a practical fix or solution? I would gladly buy new software if that would solve my problem. Any suggestions would be welcome....I would hate to to give my Nikon V scanner.
#1. "RE: Nikon V slide scanner" | In response to Reply # 0JimH Charter MemberThu 31-Jan-13 11:11 PM
There is a way. Though I'm unable to tell you exactly how to get your Nikon scanner up and running on Windows 7 but it is possible. I ran into the same problem with my Coolscan 4000. I'm sure if you do a search on Nikonians you will come across a thread pertaining to this issue. It's been a while but if I remember correctly, I had to modify a line or two in the scanners drivers. Again, sorry I cant be more specific than that.
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#2. "RE: Nikon V slide scanner" | In response to Reply # 0RABaker Registered since 30th Sep 2003Fri 01-Feb-13 01:13 AM
When you refer to a "Nikon V scanner" I assume you mean the Nikon Coolscan V ED scanner. If so, you do have at least a couple of options to run the scanner without having to modify a driver:
1. Vuescan by Hamrick at: http://www.hamrick.com/
2. Silverfast by LaserSoft Imaging at: http://www.silverfast.com/product/Nikon/447/en.html
Both of these are available for free demo. I have used Silverfast for a while and can state that it is extremely capable, but it does have a bit of a learning curve associated with it. I have not used Vuescan, but there are many who swear by this software. I recommend trying them both and pick the one that just feels better to you (as far as its operating philosophy and user interface).
There may be other options, but these are the two that I am familiar with.
#4. "Nikon Coolscan scanner" | In response to Reply # 2Special K Registered since 09th Dec 2006Sat 02-Feb-13 01:34 AM
Many and sincere thanks to those who gave me the help I needed to get my Nikon scanner working in Windows 7. This is why I have been a member of Nikonians since forever.
Again, sincerest thanks.
#3. "RE: Nikon V slide scanner" | In response to Reply # 0
There is a workaround that allows one to run the Nikonscan software with Windows 7. I use it with my Coolscan 9000. Here is a link to an Earthbound Light article that contains a link to how to do this (it refers to Vista but the same approach works with Windows 7):
Some will tell you that you must buy and install new software. That is not right. I use the scanning software only to do the scanning. I do all editing in Photoshop, which is far superior to any editing one can do with with the third party scanning software.