Summary: Epson has continued with great support on this professional grade scanner. Everything up to Win 7 32/64 bit has driver downloads at Epson from Win98 to Win 7, Mac, and there is even links to Linux 4 versions of Perfection 3170 drivers by Epson, although they say they do not support. For those who say this scanner is slow, this scanner has a real optical resolution (not interpolated) of 3200x6400. That's about the highest resolution offered to consumers.
Summary: I like this scanner. Infact I have brought two of them. They are worth the money as long as you can get it to work with your other programs. Sometimes its stubborn. Xp is great,can do Vista but needs to be installed a few times. I love it because it seperates my photos. I can put 1-6 photos and it recognizes them. Just remember to put a small space between the photos or it will scan it as one large one.
Summary: I have used this scanner for over 3 years now and love it. It has never given me any trouble. The quality of the scans are very good. The software it comes with is also great. As far as being slow, Mine isn't. Not any slower than any other scanner I have had or currently have. In fact, unless you have the DPI setting maxed out, it is very fast.
Summary: EPSB11B161011 Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner, 3200x6400dpi Excellent workhorse for all scanning tasks. I've used mine for documents, pictures, slides and negatives with great results. The color correction in most cases provides better scanned images than the original, although there are some cases where the features need to be turned off. The included PaperPort software (version 8) was very good, but did not recognize Windows folders.