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Finding Card Reader Drivers for Windows XP

April 21st, 2011 No comments

One of the most persistent trends in digital information storage is the increasing use of  memory and data cards to store information. Essentially, these little cards work as miniature hard drives for devices like cameras, smartphones, mp3 players, or as alternative storage. With capacities as high as 32 GB, SD cards and memory sticks are a cheap yet mobile storage solution. The problem is, they do require that you have a special reader installed on your system in order for your computer to access the data kept on it.

Card readers come in two general forms – either they’re external USB devices that you can carry around for mobility, or internal drives that can be installed into a computer’s case in place of the old floppy disk drives. Either way, they need the correct drivers to work – otherwise you’ll be locked out of all the photographs, home movies, or any other files and documents you might have on your memory card.

The Trouble With Windows XP

Because certain data and memory card formats have only come into the market in the past few years, the readers for these cards aren’t always compatible with older an older OS like Windows XP. While this venerable version of Microsoft’s Windows line of operating systems is still used by over 40% of computer users, its age has led to it being left behind in some areas of functionality, compatibility with newer devices included. However, by following a few simple steps, you’ll be using your brand new card reader on your Windows XP computer in no time.

Compatibility and Updates

Before you purchase any device for your computer, you need to first verify if it is compatible with your operating system. For Windows XP, the extensive list of supported devices can be found here. The list is constantly updated and revised, so be sure to check immediately before you buy a gadget so that you can check if the newest models are supported.

Another thing you need to do is to make sure that you’re running the latest version of Windows XP available. Microsoft has released numerous service packs and updates for the OS in the years since its release, updating security features, streamlining functionality, and maintaining compatibility with the latest devices to come onto the market. You can download all the necessary updates for Windows XP at Microsoft’s website here.

Download the Drivers

If the drivers provided with your card reader don’t work, then you’ll have to manually search for them on the internet, download them, and then install them. Start with the manufacturer’s website, and be sure to know the specific part or model number of your device. The driver should be available from the website’s download page.

If these tasks seem to be a bit too complicated, technical, or inconvenient for you, you can outsource this job to our Driver Scan Tool. It can scan your system in seconds and determine what drivers you need to get and what drivers you need to update, freeing you from the tedium of doing it all yourself.

 

Resolving Webcam Driver Issues for Windows XP

April 19th, 2011 No comments

The internet and all other information technologies have made our world a smaller place, allowing us to reach almost anybody else on the planet no matter where they are. For years, satellite phones and emails were the cutting edge of such instant communication, but the proliferation of high-speed internet access and cheap webcams now allow us to see who it is we are talking to, allowing us to be closer to one another than ever before. This is all great in theory, but some people may be experiencing some delays in joining this communication revolution simply because they can’t seem to get their webcams to work properly.

When computer devices don’t work, it’s usually because of some failure involving drivers, the software that allows your computer to recognize and use such gadgets. This can happen for many reasons. Sometimes, the drivers were shipped before they were fully tested and ready for the market, and need to be updated manually by the user. Other times, the wrong driver might have been packaged along with your device, or a version incompatible with your operating system might have been provided. With almost half of the users who log on to the internet still running Windows XP, this last occurrence has become more and more common. However, Windows XP users don’t necessarily need to switch operating systems in order to use their web cameras. Here are a few things you can try to get it working.

Verify Compatibility

First of all, you need to determine whether or not your webcam supported by Windows XP. Windows maintains and updates an exhaustive catalog of devices supported by this OS, which can be accessed here. Keep in mind that the latest models or webcams from obscure manufacturers might not be on the list yet, but can still be supported, so check the list regularly before making any purchases.

Update Your OS

Your next step is to make sure that your copy of Windows XP is up to date. Microsoft still releases periodic security and functionality updates for Windows XP, along with drivers that make it compatible with the latest devices. You can search for and download the latest updates on Microsoft’s Windows XP Support Page.

Finding the Right Driver

Once you’ve verified that your device is Windows XP compatible and brought your OS up to date, you can now try to find the appropriate drivers for your webcam. The manufacturer’s website is the obvious place to start. Check out their downloads or support pages, and the drivers for their products should be posted there. Be sure to get the one specifically made for Windows XP, as there are often multiple versions available depending on the end user’s operating system.

An Easier Way

If searching for, downloading, and installing your own drivers isn’t your thing, then perhaps you should consider a more automated approach. Simply download our Driver Scan Tool, and it will check all the drivers installed on your system to make sure that they are all compatible with your OS, properly installed, and up-to-date.

 

SilverFast For Scanners Driver Update

April 12th, 2011 No comments

The SilverFast For Scanners Software has 64bit HDRi, Multi-Exposure, iSRD, IT8 Scanner and ICC Printer Calibrations, Kodachrome Features, Auto Frame and Sharpening, Gamma-Optimization, NegaFix, Movies for beginners and more. SilverFast is available in SE, Ai and Pro Studio for beginners, advanced users and experts, respectively.

This can be used for scanners, digital cameras, print and image processing to bring the devices best. The best thing with SilverFast Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 is that it has LaserSoft imaging to adjust hundreds of flatbed and film scanners, and digital cameras. With this latest version, scanner and printer or digital camera can be calibrated. The SilverFast Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 can be used for Windows 2000, XP,Vista and 7 operating systems and was published April 12, 2011.

Click here to update your SilverFast For Scanners.

 

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SilverFast Ai Epson (Win) Driver Update

April 11th, 2011 No comments

The SilverFast Ai Epson Scanner Software has 64bit HDRi, Multi-Exposure, iSRD, IT8 Scanner and ICC Printer Calibrations, Kodachrome Features, Auto Frame and Sharpening, Gamma-Optimization, NegaFix, Movies for beginners and more. SilverFast is available in SE, Ai and Pro Studio for beginners, advanced users and experts, respectively.

This can be used for scanners, digital cameras, print and image processing to bring the devices best. The best thing with SilverFast Ai Epson Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 is that it has LaserSoft imaging to adjust hundreds of flatbed and film scanners, and digital cameras. With this latest version, scanner and printer or digital camera can be calibrated. Updated April 11, 2011, The SilverFast Ai Epson Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 can be used for Windows 2000, XP,Vista, 7 and NT operating systems. This software is free to try (with watermark on the output) and $119.00 to buy.

Click here to update your SilverFast Ai Epson (Win).

 

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SilverFast Ai Epson 4990 (Win) Driver Update

April 11th, 2011 No comments

The SilverFast Ai Epson 4990 Scanner Software has 64bit HDRi, Multi-Exposure, iSRD, IT8 Scanner and ICC Printer Calibrations, Kodachrome Features, Auto Frame and Sharpening, Gamma-Optimization, NegaFix, Movies for beginners and more. SilverFast is available in SE, Ai and Pro Studio for beginners, advanced users and experts, respectively.

This can be used for scanners, digital cameras, print and image processing to bring the devices best. The best thing with SilverFast Ai Epson 4990 Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 is that it has LaserSoft imaging to adjust hundreds of flatbed and film scanners, and digital cameras. with this latest version, scanner and printer or digital camera can be calibrated.

The SilverFast Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 can be used for Windows 2000, XP,Vista, 7 and NT operating systems, released on April 11, 2011. It is free to try (includes watermarks on the output) and $119.00 to buy.

Click here to update your SilverFast Ai Epson 4990 (Win).

 

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SilverFast Ai (Hewlett Packard) Driver Update

April 11th, 2011 No comments

The SilverFastSE Ai (Hewlett Packard) 6.6 Scanner Software driver update includes updates for 64bit HDRi, Multi-Exposure, iSRD, IT8 Scanner and ICC Printer Calibrations, Kodachrome Features, Auto Frame and Sharpening, Gamma-Optimization, NegaFix, Movies for beginners and more. SilverFast is available in SE, Ai and Pro Studio for beginners, advanced users and experts, respectively.

This can be used for scanners, digital cameras, print and image processing to bring out the device’s best. The best thing with SilverFast Ai (Hewlett Packard) Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 is that it has LaserSoft imaging to adjust hundreds of flatbed and film scanners, and digital cameras.

With this latest version, scanner and printer or digital camera can be calibrated. The SilverFast Ai (Hewlett Packard) Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 can be used for Windows 2000, XP,Vista and 7 operating systems.

Click here to update your SilverFast Ai (Hewlett Packard).

 

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Download: SilverFast for Scanners – Driver update: 6.6.2r4

April 11th, 2011 No comments

SilverFast SE / Ai 6.6 Scanner Software offers multiple features: IT8 Scanner Calibration and ICC Printer Calibration, Kodachrome Features, Auto.Frame, Gamma-Optimization, Movies for beginners, 64bit HDRi, and Multi-Exposure.

Among the new features that this version offers are: HDRi format added, PhotoShop CS5 and Elements 9 support, Improved automatic iSRD mode, Improved Kodachrome features, Win 7 and Snow Leopard support, New camera profiles.

LaserSoft Imaging offers adjusted solutions for hundreds of scanners, film scanners and digital cameras.

Silverfast SE / Ai (scanner software): It is perfect for scans.
SilverFast HDR (imagingsoftware): 48Bit/64Bit HDRi image processing, RAW data processing.
SilverFast archive Suite (Ai¬+HDR): combination of scanner and imaging software.
SilverFast DC (digital camera software): optimize and archive images using RAW workflow.
SilvarFast PrinTao (printer software): easy but color-true printing.

Another advantage of SilverFast iSRD is the lack of deterioration in image detail. The scans show the finest details without artifacts and keeps the details of film grain. iSRD uses multi-processor technology, so scan speeds are much faster! This could almost double the productivity of SilverFast for Canon Scanner!

SilverFast ® supports a large number of Reflecta scanners. The unique features of SilverFast have been specially programmed to take full advantage of their technical properties. This version was added on April 11, 2011.

Click here for a utility that will help you locate and install the correct driver for your system, and it will automatically update any other outdated system drivers you may have.

SilverFast Ai Epson 4870 (Win) Driver Update

April 11th, 2011 No comments

The SilverFastSE Ai Epson 4870 6.6 Scanner Software has 64bit HDRi, Multi-Exposure, iSRD, IT8 Scanner and ICC Printer Calibrations, Kodachrome Features, Auto Frame and Sharpening, Gamma-Optimization, NegaFix, Movies for beginners and more. SilverFast is available in SE, Ai and Pro Studio for beginners, advanced users and experts, respectively.

This can be used for scanners, digital cameras, print and image processing to bring the devices best. The best thing with SilverFast Ai Epson 4870 Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 is that it has LaserSoft imaging to adjust hundreds of flatbed and film scanners, and digital cameras. With this latest version (April 11, 2011), scanner and printer or digital camera can be calibrated. The SilverFast Ai Epson 4870 Scanner Software Version 6.6.2r4 can be used for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and NT operating systems.

Click here to update your SilverFast Ai Epson 4870 (Win).

 

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PTZ Controller Driver Update

March 1st, 2011 No comments

A PTZ camera (pan-tilt-zoom) is a type of closed-circuit television camera that is more typically used in film and television production or for video security systems. The camera is usually mounted on a movable mechanical frame that gives it a wide directional capability and its zoom and other view functions are remotely controlled. Hence such cameras are also sometimes referred to as robotic cameras.

PTZ Controller is a camera application developed by Serial Port Tool for this particular type of video device. It is in fact a virtual keyboard that simulates all the functionality of the hardware console that’s commonly used for controlling PTZ cameras. As such it can be easily installed on the PC to which the PTZ is connected and give you more flexibility in your operations. The usable and supported ports for this application are RS232, RS485, RS422, and the typical USB with the proper converter. It also has support for the various video protocols set by different manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung, LG, and Canon.

This latest update of PTZ Controller is version 2.9 released March 1, 2011. Additional features now allow for direct use through a command line interface and accommodation of Sony AUX commands. This application can run on the Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 platforms.

The 30-day trial of PTZ Controller is fully functional. You can download your copy right here.

 

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SilverFast Ai Minolta Scanner Software Driver Update

January 25th, 2011 No comments

LaserSoft Imaging has long been setting the standard for digital imaging software with their primary application product SilverFast. This is actually a family of programs divided into the kind of device primarily supported and this includes various scanners, digital cameras, and printers. As an added measure of compatibility, the company designs their software in association with the different hardware manufacturers that focus on digital imaging. If you’re looking for an application for your Minolta scanner, then this particular version of SilverFast Ai might just be the program you need.

SilverFast Ai is the edition for advanced and professional users. The application can be used on its own, as a plug-in for Photoshop, or as general API (TWAIN) for bridging digital imaging devices and software. This update, version 6.6.2r4 released January 25, 2011, adds several robust features such as support for Photoshop CS5 and direct conversion of Ektar 100 film negatives to colored positives through its NegaFix function. It can now also allow your Minolta scanner to handle HDRi raw data images and accommodate a wider variety of digital camera profiles. The update is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

Click here to download the latest trial version of SilverFast Ai Minolta scanner software. Take note that with this trial copy all output will have a watermark of the brand.

 

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