Two USB scanner support in XP



Joe
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
MS has acknowledged that you can't use two scanners simultaneously (Q324756).
Has anyone found a fix or is MS ever going to fix this problem?

Thanks in advance for any help or info.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Why do you need two scanners?

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"Joe" wrote:

| MS has acknowledged that you can't use two scanners simultaneously (Q324756).
| Has anyone found a fix or is MS ever going to fix this problem?
|
| Thanks in advance for any help or info.


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Jim
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
"Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B127AC03-127D-4AD5-8B0C-0721F79E187B@microsoft.com...
> MS has acknowledged that you can't use two scanners simultaneously
(Q324756).
> Has anyone found a fix or is MS ever going to fix this problem?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help or info.
I have had two installed simultaneously without incident. As for using two
at once, I am not that good at multi-taksing.
Jim

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Not yet. Solution is to hook one to your notebook and one to your desktop.
Not very practical really, but many homes now have two or more PCs. I seem
to spend my life running between my six for one reason or another. Guess it
gives me exercise.
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(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B127AC03-127D-4AD5-8B0C-0721F79E187B@microsoft.com...
> MS has acknowledged that you can't use two scanners simultaneously
> (Q324756).
> Has anyone found a fix or is MS ever going to fix this problem?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help or info.
>

Joe
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Thanks for the response. To clarify I have a Lexmark 83 MFP and an Epson
4180 scanner that I use for scanning slides and negatives. I am not really
using the scanning features of the Lexmark simultaneously, but would like to
use the printer and the epson scanner at the same time.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Not yet. Solution is to hook one to your notebook and one to your desktop.
> Not very practical really, but many homes now have two or more PCs. I seem
> to spend my life running between my six for one reason or another. Guess it
> gives me exercise.
> --
> Cari
> (MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)
>
> "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B127AC03-127D-4AD5-8B0C-0721F79E187B@microsoft.com...
> > MS has acknowledged that you can't use two scanners simultaneously
> > (Q324756).
> > Has anyone found a fix or is MS ever going to fix this problem?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help or info.
> >
>
>
>
>


Two USB scanner support in XP