Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Driver for Epson Perfection 1640 Scanner

  1. #1



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Oct 2012
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Driver for Epson Perfection 1640 Scanner


    Hey, see if you can help me to find a driver for this scanner and that works in Windows 8 x64, Windows 7 x64 had before and got it to work doing what they said here: Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem - Windows 7 Forums

    I was able to modify the Epson Perfection 2400 Photo driver to work with my 1640SU under Windows 7 x64.
    Here's the driver:
    Epson America, Inc. - Downloading File Page

    Open it with 7-Zip (or whatever you use), extract the file named _winzip_, extract the files contained in_winzip_ using 7-Zip (or whatever you use).

    Open Es27.inf and replace all instances of USB\VID_04B8&PID_011B with USB\VID_04B8&PID_010A and save and close the file.

    Now go to the Device Manager, right click your scanner, Update Driver and Software...
    Browse my computer..... and use the folder you extracted _winzip_ (with the now modified Es27.inf) to.

    That should do it, worked great for me.

    I tried to install the same driver on Windows 8 and I get this error:
    Name:  escaner error.JPG
Views: 5442
Size:  48.0 KB
    as you will see, use Spanish.


    Thanks and I hope you can help me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Mar 2013
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    On October 2009, when I bought my Win 7 laptop I found the same solution (Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem - Windows 7 Help Forums) than you and I finally could install my EPSON Perfection 1640SU in Windows 7 x64

    Last October I upgraded (not clean installation) my PC to Windows 8 x64 and today (five months later; I dont use much the scanner) I have realized that the scanner and the drivers I used in W7 x64 don´t work in Windows 8 x64.

    So, same problem than you and same error screenshoot.

    Have you finally found any solution?

    Due to the low penetration rate of Windows 8 there´s not still a solution in Internet for the problem of this model with Windows 8 x64.

    Regards.

    PS: Te he intentado escribir por privado pero creo que el foro no deja :-P
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Oct 2012
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Yrtross View Post
    On October 2009, when I bought my Win 7 laptop I found the same solution (Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem - Windows 7 Help Forums) than you and I finally could install my EPSON Perfection 1640SU in Windows 7 x64

    Last October I upgraded (not clean installation) my PC to Windows 8 x64 and today (five months later; I dont use much the scanner) I have realized that the scanner and the drivers I used in W7 x64 don´t work in Windows 8 x64.

    So, same problem than you and same error screenshoot.

    Have you finally found any solution?

    Due to the low penetration rate of Windows 8 there´s not still a solution in Internet for the problem of this model with Windows 8 x64.

    Regards.

    PS: Te he intentado escribir por privado pero creo que el foro no deja :-P
    Hello,


    After looking much solved .... wear tomorrow as I did.


    Greetings.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Mar 2013
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by segundo View Post

    ...wear tomorrow as I did.
    Don´t understand.

    Will you let me know tomorrow?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.   

  6. #5



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Oct 2012
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Yrtross View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by segundo View Post

    ...wear tomorrow as I did.
    Don´t understand.

    Will you let me know tomorrow?

    You have to go to:


    - CONFUGURACIÓN
    -Change PC configuration


    -UTILITY
    - Home Advanced
    - "Restart Now"


    - Troubleshooting
    -Advanced Options
    - Startup Settings
    reboot


    Once restarted:
    7) Disable the mandatory use of signed drivers




    and once done, we will let you install the driver, as we did with Windows 7.


    Hope this helps as I have served my. Greetings.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Mar 2013
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    If you want to install the EPSON Perfection 1640SU scanner in Windows 8 you must follow TWO steps:


    FIRST STEP

    Go to CONFIGURATION
    (last icon of the Charm bar of Windows 8)
    Select Change PC configuration (at the bottom of the lateral screen)

    Go to UTILITY
    Select Home Advanced
    Select "Restart Now"

    Once in the blue screen:
    Select Troubleshooting
    Select Advanced Options
    Select Startup Settings
    Select Reboot

    Once the computer has restarted:
    In the blue screen you'll see press F7 (responds to the option "Disable the mandatory use of signed drivers")


    SECOND STEP

    Once first step has been done, Windows 8 will let you install the driver of EPSON Perfection 1640SU scanner as pcspecialist explains in the post #9 of this thread (the guide is for Windows 7 but it´s the same for Windows 8):

    Epson Perfection 1640SU - Driver Problem - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Mar 2013
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Segundo, thanks a lot for your help. Your info has been very useful.

    Regards.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8



    New Member

    Join Date : Jun 2013
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8
    UK uk england

    This works as 64bit twain driver, Windows 8 & its free


    Go to the following Epson site & download file 12180 (if the link doesn't open just highlight and paste into your browser):

    Epson America, Inc. - Downloading File Page

    Using Winzip or whatever, extract and install the file as per default settings.

    Connect you Epson Scanner and go to Device Manager in Control Panel. The scanner will be shown but will have a marker against it. Right click and select update driver.

    Select "Browse my Computer" then "Let me pick list of device drivers from my computer" (don't select or let the computer search for drivers because it will not find any).

    Choose "Imaging Devices" and then click "Have Disk".

    Navigate to the folder that you have just unzipped and you will be offered a selection of Epson Scanners. Choose the Epson 2400 and select install. Ignore all the warning etc that Microsoft throw up.

    The Device Manager will now show that you have an Epson 2400 scanner installed rather than the Epson 1640SU but that doesn't matter as your 1640SU will work perfectly well with the twain driver installed - including on 64bit systems like Windows 8.

    That's it and best of all; its free.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Mar 2013
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    It's always good to know another procedure for installing this "old" but still functional scanner.

    Thanks Stev.

    Regards.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Driver for Epson Perfection 1640 Scanner
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Canon MP280 multifunction scanner not recognized Software and Apps
Epson P50 Drivers Drivers & Hardware
Solved Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner Drivers & Hardware
Epson Perfection 1260 Scanner Windows 8 32 bits Drivers & Hardware
Vista ; two logins, one won't detect scanner, the other will General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook