How to Install a TWAIN Driver in XP

According to the TWAIN Initiative, TWAIN provides a standard protocol for an interface between software, applications,and their shared operating system. TWAIN Drivers are obtained from companies that sell devices which need to connect to a computer’s operating system. Usually these devices are scanners or digital cameras. TWAIN Drivers are installed much like other drivers used in Windows XP.

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How to Install a TWAIN Driver in XP

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Plug in your device to your computer. If Windows does not automatically detect and set up your device, or if your device is still not usable, continue to the next step.

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Unplug your device. Run your device installation software. Restart your computer. If windows does not automatically detect and set up your device, or if your device is still not usable, continue to the next step.

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Obtain an updated TWAIN driver from the device vendor. Head to the vendor website and download an updated driver to your desktop.

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Double-click the downloaded file to try to automatically install the TWAIN Driver. If the driver does not automatically install, continue to the next step.

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Navigate to the control panel. (Click “Start” and select “Control Panel.”) Double-click “Scanners and Cameras.” Double-click “Add Device.” Follow the directions on the “Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard.” When you get to the proper step, click “Have Disk” and select the TWAIN Driver you downloaded.