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Windows7 driver for Microtek ScanMaster 4850

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  • Based on my research on Microtek, Microtek ScanMaster 4850 neither has Windows 7 compatible driver released nor has troubleshooting available for scanners that are installed with un-official Windows 7 drivers. The most latest driver on Microtec site is for Windows XP. As far as I know, only as a work around, you can try to install Windows XP driver in Windows XP compatibility mode, but I can't guarantee if it works. You can download Windows XP driver from the following website:

    Download Drivers and Plugins for ScanMaker 4850

    Please note: We provide the 3rd party link to download relevant driver for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.

    To install the drive in Windows Compatibility mode, please refer to:

    How to install Device Drive in Windows Compatibility mode

    Best Regards
    Dale
    Friday, March 12, 2010 7:15 AM

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  • Based on my research on Microtek, Microtek ScanMaster 4850 neither has Windows 7 compatible driver released nor has troubleshooting available for scanners that are installed with un-official Windows 7 drivers. The most latest driver on Microtec site is for Windows XP. As far as I know, only as a work around, you can try to install Windows XP driver in Windows XP compatibility mode, but I can't guarantee if it works. You can download Windows XP driver from the following website:

    Download Drivers and Plugins for ScanMaker 4850

    Please note: We provide the 3rd party link to download relevant driver for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.

    To install the drive in Windows Compatibility mode, please refer to:

    How to install Device Drive in Windows Compatibility mode

    Best Regards
    Dale
    Friday, March 12, 2010 7:15 AM
  • PROBLEM SOLVED [FOR ME]: I downloaded the software for the Microtek ArtixScanDI 1210 (win 7 64-bit), unzipped it, BUT DID NOT INSTALL IT, Instead I manually updated the driver only for my ancient X6U by manually pointing the driver updater to the unzipped D1 software. Scanwizard 5 ran without a hitch.
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:23 PM
  • I tried Paroxysm's solution for my ScanMaker 4850 under Windows 7 64bit.  After downloading the drivers (ScanWizard DI V3.03) and unziping them, I tried updating the drivers for the unknown device pointing to these directories, unfortunately that did not work.  So I had to edit the .inf file to correct the USB ID.  I edited in \scanwizard di v3.03\disk1\win7\amd64 the file MiiAMD64_021.inf and changed all occurrences of: USB\VID_05DA&PID_2007 to USB\VID_05DA&PID_30D9 .   Then I was able to install the drivers.  However, although the drivers appeared to install correctly, the scannner still did not work in Windows 7.  However it did appear as a Scanner in device manager. 

    The next step was something I was planning on anyway.  I converted my old XP OS environment into a VMWare VMPlayer Virtual Machine and got it running under Windows 7.  Since it had valid drivers, I merely used VMPlayer to attach the ArtixScan USB scanner in Windows 7 to the Windows XP VM and the scanner works fine in Windows XP running under Windows 7.

    YMMV.

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:51 PM
  • Well, I was totally unable to make my old trusy Microtek Scanmaker 4850 or my old Epson picturemate (first version of printer) work under 7 until I purchased a Belkin N750DB router which has 2 USB ports on it for any use.  When I plugged my old Microtek scanner and Epson Printermate into the 2 USB ports on he Bekin N750DB router's two USB ports and restated the system, I was easily able to install the latest drivers (Microtek Scanmaker 6.32 (latest I could find) and the Epson Picturemate drivers from Epson's websites, SUDDENLY Windows 7 Pro was able to "see" them and let me intall them.  I've used them both to do scans and photo prints like the old days with Windows XP.....if I plug the same devices into PC  USB ports it doesn't work.  In my testing, after I installed them both, I was able to use them plugged directly into the computer USB ports, but choose to leave them plugged into the ethernet router USB plugs because I don't have any other use for those router USB ports now with 10 USB ports on the motherboard as I built it.

    Hope this helps,

    R Donahue

    Friday, March 16, 2012 5:29 AM
  • Yes, it was an easy workaround.  When I upgraded my computers to 802.11N (higher speed wi-fi), I had to buy a 802.11N router, and I found a great deal on the Belkin N750DB router which is not only fast but it has TWO USB PORTS on it.  When you install the Belkin router software, plug in your USB Microtek Scanmaker 4850 into IT, suddenly Windows 7 "sees" the scanner and lets you install the latest version (I used Scanwizard v6.32) and Voila! Your scanmaker buttons work, you can scan into Photoshop again, the works.  I also was able to get my old Epson Picturemate to work by plugging IT into the routers USB ports so apparently when you plug them into the router Ethernet can sense them when plain old PC USB ports cannot.  Good luck.  You might have to unplug the router, unplug the scanner, then plug the router back in and let it "warm up", then plug the scanner in again and power it up so that it sends a signal to the router via USB that "I'm here"...............just play with different unplug/plug in orders until you see it, I've done it on two  computers now and it only took about 10 minutes each and suddenly I've done what nobody on internet says can be done - but that's thanks to 35 years of computer experience I guess.

    Hope it works for you too.

    Randy

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:37 PM
  • Everything else failed: There are no drivers from Mikrotek. Drivers from other companies did not work. The compatibility mode did not work either with the driver.

    Finally I installed Windows Virtual machine and I installed Windows XP within this virtual machine. Of course I needed my old XP license and CD. At the end I was able to see XP in an window of its own. In this window I could install the driver of the Mikrotek Scanmaker 4850. After activating the scanner for the virtual machine I could use the scanner as before.

    Now I just had to find a way to transfer the scanned images from the virtual environment to the one I usually work in. Since I was not able to activate the Clipboard (is this function not available in Win 7 home?) I used Dropbox and eMail. Its a bit circumstancial but it worked.

    Nevertheless I am disappointed that there is not a universal driver for old scanners.

    Friday, July 13, 2012 8:14 PM
  • There is some info on the Microtek Lab KnowledgeBase website here:

    http://support.microtek.com/knowledgebase_1/kbdtl.phtml?request=KB-00106SW

    Hope it helps - and please post here if it does as I am currently awaiting delivery of a new Windows 7 PC and I intend to use my 4850 on it!

    • Edited by highe5 Monday, September 17, 2012 10:09 AM
    • Proposed as answer by R0b_P Saturday, December 15, 2012 6:49 PM
    Monday, September 17, 2012 10:07 AM
  • The drivers listed under the Microtek Lab KnowledgeBase website works!

    I insalled the driver listed under "All others" and now am able to use my Microtek 4850 scanner on my new Windows 7 PC.

    Thanks highe5 for pointing me in the right direction.

    Saturday, December 15, 2012 6:52 PM
  • I installed the "All others" driver to no avail. I eventually clicked on the driverless scanner in Devices and Printers and manually installed the drivers from the appropriate directory (C:\ScanWizard 5 v6.32\Disk1). That got me a "Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The system cannot find the file specified" error, however. A bit of Google'ing uncovered this post which had some very helpful info.



    In particular, per the C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev file, there were two files that were missing. MSMD9W.dll and MSMWUD7.DLL, copied them into the C:\ScanWizard 5 v6.32\Disk1\XP\X86 directory and then tried to install the drivers manually and...  it worked!



    I looked at my Windows XP box and they're there, in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. My best guess is that Windows XP includes these files by default. So if you upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP it'll work for you but not if you have a from-scratch Windows 7 installation.



    Also, it should be noted that the Microtek scanning software is what works. The built in Windows 7 software does not.

    edit: I just checked on another machine I have with Windows XP and did not see those files. I'll have to investigate further.

    • Edited by terrafrost Monday, November 25, 2013 7:34 AM
    Monday, November 25, 2013 7:23 AM