Adding Scanner in Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. It has many advanced features, such as Windows Gadgets, Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Search, two-way firewall and so on. Windows 7 also increases the performance of the system as it consumes very little system resources. Many different hardware devices can be installed on your computer operating on Windows 7. This includes scanners, webcams and gamepads. Windows 7 extracts maximum performance from hardware devices connected to it. However, if your scanner came with an installation disc, it is highly recommended that you install the software provided by the scanner manufacturer for optimum performance. Although adding a scanner to Windows 7 is easy, there are some issues that may come up with the process. These include installation freeze, installation getting corrupted, system restarting before installation can be completed, connection with scanner terminating, blue screen errors during installation, etc. Such problems with scanner installation will be usually followed by error messages intimating users that the installation cannot be completed.
Following points talk about the tips to add a scanner in Windows 7 system:
- Install in Safe Mode
- Remove infections
- Create restore point
Install in Safe Mode
While installing a scanner on Windows 7, users are advised to carry out the installation in the Safe Mode. When Windows 7 is in the Safe Mode, system will be operating on minimal system services and this will greatly reduce the chances of errors or problems coming up with the installation as a result of driver clashes.
Problems while adding or installing scanners on Windows 7 may occur due to the presence of malware infections in the system. Malware are known to cause problems with installation of hardware devices, such as scanners by infecting essential system files and modifying them. Removing the malware infections using an updated antivirus program will resolve the problem.
You are advised to create a restore point prior to the installation process of scanner in Windows 7. This should be always done so that even if some issues such as driver clashes or system freeze come up after the installation, system can be easily rolled back to previous good state of function using the System Restore feature in Windows 7.
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