View Full Version : Mustek 1200 CU Plus - Win7

05-10-2010, 03:35 PM
Anybody got any ideas how to make a Mustek 1200 CU Plu scanner work under Win7?

05-10-2010, 03:41 PM
You might try this:-


I have no idea if it works.

05-10-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm interested..... because I couldn't get mine to work under Vista - ended up dumping it.

05-10-2010, 03:45 PM
I dumped mine when I could not get it to work under XP. Never bought a Mustek scanner since and I won't ever again either.

05-10-2010, 04:11 PM
Not supported. Much simpler is to buy a new 4in1.

05-10-2010, 04:23 PM
Look at Vuescan demo, some folks have gotten more specialist scanners to work on that when the OS not support it. You can use Vuescan for all scanning or maybe use the driver provided your own scanners scanning s/w works.

Demo has a watermark, not sure what happens if you are able to access the scanners software thou ....

05-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Have you tried this. Click the start button/All Programs/Windows Fax and Scan. I run an old Benq 640U off Windows 7 with no problems. Scanner is a 2000 model.

05-10-2010, 06:39 PM
I DID get mine going in XP. Had to scratch around to find the drivers on the net - I don't think they are there now, because I looked within the last year. :(

I have Windows 7 now, and have bought a new scanner. :)

05-10-2010, 07:30 PM
No Idea if the following will work - no Mustek Scanner to try it on, but several forms say it does on Windows 7 Look at Post #4 (http://www.sevenforums.com/virtualization/58365-xp-mode-scanner-mustek-1200usb.html)

05-10-2010, 07:48 PM
Vuescan may work if it's supported .. if you have no other but if you use it solely by itself, it has a watermark until you buy it. It's a driver and a scanning software. If you don't want to upgrade the scanner that's a way. The scanner software might also be more pro .. Some folks with Nikon scanners prefer to ditch the s/w and use Vuescan....

It's supported
Mustek BearPaw 1200 CU PLUS

PS. Oops .. it says you need to download the WIA driver from Mustek's website first ... so it's just a software for your scanner.

FYI, some scanners like this has a driver for you if the manufacturer doesn't, unfortunately yours is not one of them.

05-10-2010, 08:40 PM
Vuescan looked like it may give me hope for a moment of getting my Lexmark X500 Laser scanning on W7 -- But alas no :crying

Seems the program doesn't detect scanners in a static IP (network attached scanner) , only directly attached to the PC :crying

05-10-2010, 09:02 PM
I dumped mine when I could not get it to work under XP. Never bought a Mustek scanner since and I won't ever again either.
Nothing wrong with them. It limits your choices to not consider an item because in the past one has given you a problem. Best thing to do is when buying something is to check reviews at that time.

05-10-2010, 09:24 PM
I don't want or need a scanner. I have an 8 Megapixel digital camera which works fine for that sort of thing.

05-10-2010, 10:24 PM
I have a Mustek 1200 USB scanner which has worked on W98, ME, XP and now W7.
I found a driver on the web for it, a Vista one but works on W7 Ok.