Then I would follow through with installs of XP, 7, and finally Windows 10. I would really like a modern, 64 bit platform and a useable backup PC for this device, rather than continuing to use an archiac, cumbersome Mac G4 tower whose only purpose is to run that particular scanner.
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First installing from XP to 7, and finally, 10. I suppose starting at 2000 and working forward wouldn't hurt anything.
Not elegant, and a bummer to only run 4 gigabytes of ram, but the footprint of the T61 permanently docked and plugged into the scanner is significantly less than a Mac G4 Tower. The 16:9 t61 machines are easy to come by.
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Are they ? That sounds strange since no T61 was ever made in a 16:9 format...
16:10 is what you're looking at. Big difference.
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I found a very good post / guide about using Imacon Scanners, Adaptec cards, 64 bit Windows, and the T61 in specific. There are many varying opinions on the topic. It can be done in a 64 bit Windows OS, but only in 32 bit compatibility mode. Some say special commands and simple software reprogramming will do the trick, while others insist it should be a fairly straight shot. All I know is that I want an updatable machine to do this task and not a 20 year old Mac huffing and puffing just to transfer 50 and 100 megabyte files through a USB 1.0 port.
https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/i ... it.450338/
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