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How to uncheck "show compatible hardware" device manager

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    How to uncheck "show compatible hardware" device manager


    I am trying to install a driver for the Epson perfection 1200U on my grandpa's new windows 8 PC. Problem is that the scanner is too old and epson doesnt provide a driver for this scanner for windows 8. But I found a how to guide on this and the instructions are great, and it seems to work for everyone else but I cant figure out how to uncheck "show compatible hardware" in device manager when you are trying to update drivers on a specific device.

    I get there by right clicking on the device, selecting properties, "browse my computer for driver software," then "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer," then after that the window that appears does not have an option to uncheck "show compatible hardware." And so I can't continue

    Does anyone know how to solve this issue? Thanks in advance for any feedback

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  2. #2

    USA, CA
    Posts : 191
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64

    so you don't see the same window as i have below?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    No that window does not show, but I just figured it out. Thanks anyway for your help
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    How did you resolve it? I have same problem
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How to uncheck "show compatible hardware" device manager

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