Scanning in Vista

That handy camera and scanner wizard from XP was gone when I received my vista pc. That thing was great. That's the problem with microsoft. They tend to take away things people really like and replace them with tedious and frustrating 'innovations'.

Scanning is still possible in vista and 7. the windows photo gallery has a scanner option.

You can also create a shortcut to the scanner manager. it's location in vista is: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wiaacmgr.exe

it's not as elegant nor as user friendly as the original wizard, but it does get the job done for the most part.

Although incidentally, I was forced to buy a new scanner because there were no 64 bit vista drivers for my old canon scanner. and although the new scanner came with the proper drivers vista still doesn't acknowledge that the flatbed scan area is gerater than 8.5x11. I can find no way to alter these default settings. an updated driver from canon perhpas. I haven't tried that. don't really care much. Really just miss the old XP scanner and camera wizard.