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Old Acer/BenQ scanner drivers (x84, x64)

  1. #11


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10 Pro


    Hi:
    As a new user to this forum, I was delighted to find the solution to a "challenge" I have been wrestling with for about four years - how to get my "old" Acer/Benq 320U scanner to work with my Windows 7/8.1 systems.

    I also found the following websites to be helpful. Some were referenced in previous posts in this thread:
    Downloading the appropriate drivers and inf file - x86 / 32-bit: x86.zip, x64 / 64-bit: x64.zip (replace the INF with this newer one here)
    Disabling driver signing verification - Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8 /Windows 8.1. (I elected to disable the verification on my Windows 8.1 system as that was the easiest way to do the install. The disabling persists only until the next reboot so future driver installs are verified.)
    How to run an inf file to install the driver - How to install .inf file from command line | Windows content from Windows IT Pro.
    Text of the inf file to verify that it was OK to use - http://pastebin.com/jCrpnh8M.

    I unzipped the driver package, downloaded the new inf version (I use 64-bit Win 8.1 Pro), renamed the old inf file, copied the new one to the unzipped folder, renamed the new file to have an inf extension from an ini extension. Then, I followed the instructions for disabling the driver verification (involved a re-boot), connected the scanner to a USB port and then installed the driver from that folder. I then re-booted the system, tested the scanner from both Acrobat and Device and Printers. It all worked well - various resolutions and file formats.

    It all worked quite easily and very well. No need to create a signed driver as I am using this only on my home system.

    Thanks to all the previous posters here who contributed to making my effort so much easier. Well done!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10


    Windows 10 x64, Acer 3300u - very well. Thank You very mach!!!!!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10 Pro


    Hi:
    I have upgraded my system from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and the same approach worked for me to install the old Acer scanner drivers.

    If you wish to bypass the driver signature verification, do so with forewarning that this is a security feature and, if your PC is attached to a corporate or personal network, this will expose security risks to other devices attached to that network. (If you don't wish to bypass the driver signature enforcement feature, then you will need to create your own signed driver file. This reference may be helpful - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx.)

    In Windows 10, to disable Driver Signature Enforcement, you follow the following menu choices:

    Select Settings --> Update and Security --> Recovery --> Advanced Start-up --> Troubleshoot --> Advanced Options--> Startup Settings --> Restart

    Then, on the restart menu, on my PC, I selected choice 7 (Disable Driver Signature Enforcement) and the PC restarted, I ran the inf file "As Administrator" from the Acer Driver folder (mentioned in my post (above) of May 21, 2015, connected the scanner. tested it, and all worked fine.

    The next time the PC restarts, the Driver Signature Enforcement will be active and the Acer driver is installed and accessible.

    Hope this helps others.

    - Ron -
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Posts : 5
    Win8.1 Pro x64


    Thank you everyone for your contributions. I can verify that McReall's scan size fix works for my 320U even at 300DPI with no black lines observed, under Win8.1 x64. I have added the modified driver to the main post in case hex editing is too troublesome.

    I won't be installing Windows 10 until the end of the year, but I hope that like what murch shared the driver continues to function normally.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Thank you so much for the drivers.
    i want to down file(x64 with scan size fix). but this link is expired.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    Posts : 5
    Win8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by koreamango View Post
    Thank you so much for the drivers.
    i want to down file(x64 with scan size fix). but this link is expired.
    The Mega link is still working for me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17


    i worked it out by using Chrome instead of Explorer. Thank you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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