Summary: With a bit of work, you can make all your old internal Adaptec SCSI cards function in Win 7/8 with this brilliant free solution: Please see my comment below for the necessary link, which Amazon keeps deleting. I am now running my long defunct Canon Canoscan FS2710 using Hamrick's modern scanner driver without a hitch. The resolution was never that marvellous, hence my four stars, but it's quite adequate for old slides and negs.
Summary: Having gotten this scanner in 1999, I still use it when I have the occasion to scan slides negatives. I have also used it to scan APS negatives and if careful, you can use it to scan negatives and slides from old 126 "Instamatic" film with good results. Since I got the scanner, I've used it on W98SE, W2k and XP machines, but have not attempted to try it on a Vista/W7 or W8 machine - but in theory, this should work if one gets a new, more modern SCSI card that is...
Summary: So it turns out that if you have a new desktop with new windows the scsi card will not work for this device. So, I don't know how good this device is because seems no one is making new scsi devices. So, I guess that means I have to partition my new PCs hard drive, buy and old windows version to install and hope it works. More money and time. All a waste.
Summary: I payed less than £100 for this scanner and I have never regretted it! After researching online and purchasing a suitable SCSI card (about £3) I got the scanner to work successfully with WinXP I found the Cannon software bundled with the scanner was awful so, on recommendation of many people on online forums I used VueScan to control the scanner. The scans that this duo make are brilliant! (view the scans on [...
Summary: I have had this scanner since 2001. Worked great with Windows 2000, would not work with Windows XP. Finally found it (a) needed an ASPI Layer "fix" from Adaptec for the SCSI card, (b) updated software to version 3.6.4, and (c) had to be run in Windows 2000 compatibility mode. Worked great again ... until I recently upgraded computer (but still using XP-Pro). Now, no matter what I do, I cannot get it to see the SCSI card (despite all the "fixes" that worked before).
Summary: M. Urbarger is right! I've been struggling with this for a long time and I finally found the answer! Canon USA is useless for this. Shame on them! Here are the instructions. It's only three steps: Step 1. Remove the 2710 driver from your computer. Start/control panel/add or remove Programs/Canocraft FS. Step 2. Download and install this key program from Adaptec(...) This is an exe file that unzips a bunch of files into a folder.
Summary: You just have to know what you're doing :-) I just got this scanner secondhand, and I have XP. Canon Australia support pages contain information on updating ASPI for Windows XP. [...] Canon Europe has an updated CanoScan software download that apparently support XP. [...] It's not that hard. I love it, and I've only had it for a week or so.
Summary: Good product (3 stars) but no driver available for use with Windows XP. I found this out when I moved from a Windows '98 system to an XP system. Planned obsolescence from our friends at Canon.
Summary: I have had this scanner for a year adn a half and have put nearly 5000 slides through it. I am happy with the overall quality of the scans for what I paid for this. I use this as a proofing tool-- I only get my negatives developed (when I shoot prints) and then scan them to proof them. Or if I shoot slides and want to put them on the internet or retouch them. The scanner will make up to an 8x12 at 400dpi. which is okay. Again you must look at what you are paying.
Summary: Canon's Canoscan FS2710 Film Scanner = Great Scanner if you update software I bought the scanner in September 2000 and have used it scan hundreds of negatives and slides. The supplied software is limited, but it can be replaced with aftermarket software. The new software turbocharges the scanner producing beautiful, true-to-scene images.