Umax Scanner Astra 5600 5650 Driver Windows 7
How to use Umax Astra 5600 and 5650 scanners on Windows 7
The Umax Astra 5600 and 5650 are two models of flatbed scanners that were popular in the past. They were designed to work with Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows, but they are not compatible with Windows 7 by default. Many users who have upgraded their computers to Windows 7 have faced problems with connecting and using their Umax scanners. In this article, we will show you how to install and use Umax Astra 5600 and 5650 scanners on Windows 7 using a simple workaround.
Step 1: Download the driver for Windows XP
The first step is to download the driver for the Umax scanner that you have. You can find the driver on the official website of Umax or on other websites that provide drivers for various devices. Make sure you download the correct driver for your scanner model and your operating system (Windows XP). Save the driver file on your computer.
Download File: https://t.co/5Z9QBwzUon
Step 2: Install the driver in compatibility mode
The next step is to install the driver in compatibility mode for Windows XP. This will trick Windows 7 into thinking that you are installing a driver for an older version of Windows, and it will allow you to use the scanner. To do this, follow these steps:
Right-click on the driver file that you downloaded and select Properties.
Go to the Compatibility tab and check the box that says Run this program in compatibility mode for.
Select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the drop-down menu.
Click Apply and OK.
Double-click on the driver file to run it and follow the instructions to install it.
Restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Step 3: Run the scanner program in compatibility mode
The final step is to run the scanner program in compatibility mode for Windows XP as well. This will ensure that the scanner can communicate with your computer and perform scanning tasks. To do this, follow these steps:
Go to the Start menu and type Umax in the search box.
Find the program that corresponds to your scanner model (e.g., Hotkeys for Astra 5600) and right-click on it.
Select Properties and go to the Compatibility tab again.
Check the box that says Run this program in compatibility mode for and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the drop-down menu.
Click Apply and OK.
Run the program from the Start menu or from a shortcut on your desktop.
You should now be able to use your Umax Astra 5600 or 5650 scanner on Windows 7 without any problems. You can scan documents, photos, or other items using the program or by pressing the buttons on the scanner. If you encounter any issues, you can try updating the driver or contacting Umax support for assistance.
[Umax official website]