jonhp wrote:There is a strong rumor that Windows 8 will NOT have a 32 bit version;
without 64bit support there will be no i900 use with silverfast at this rate.
And practically no one is building new film scanners.?
Thanks for posting that, it is in fact a major issue we have been dealing with in the last months. LaserSoft Imaging has focused all its efforts in re-program SilverFast from ground up to face that and other challenges that might come in the near future.a
SilverFast foundations were originally laid in times when 64 bit computing was a mere dream. With the advent of 64 bit computing we were faced with new challenges that required a significant amounts of efforts and resources to be solved.
The transition from 32 to 64 bits computing has not been easy and many scanners where affected by this.
The ScanMaker i900 is among those scanners.
While Microtek might offer support for Win7 64 bit. Our internal tests have uncovered some problems to work with SilverFast 6.6, which is the reason why the scanner is not officially supported under Win 7 64 bits.
jonhp wrote:The question is, when will LaserSoft provide i900 windows 7 64bit support?
Given the facts I explained in the lines above, I can not really give you any specific information nor date for support of this scanner under Windows 7 64 bits.
We sincerely hope we can support all scanners as possible, we are the most interested in not leaving any one behind.
With our next product generation comming soon we truly hope we can provide support for the scanner in question and many more.
Thank you very much for patience and understanding.