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Spectrum XF Windows 7 Installation Package

If you have’t already read our post on it, a little over a year ago one of our technicians, Sauron (yes, that’s pronounced exactly how you think it is, Lord of the Rings fans), figured out a way to make the Bell & Howell 8000 Spectrum XF Scanner Series compatible with Windows 7.  Hooray, Sauron!

That was absolutely fantastic then, but even more fantastic now. Why? Because in April of 2014 (just a couple short months away), Windows will no longer support Windows XP. If you’re currently running XP and use a Spectrum XF scanner, updating to Windows 7 could cause a problem or two (or ten).

Luckily, we at Imaging System (and of course, Sauron), are here to help. We’re offering a Spectrum XF Windows 7 Installation package to help you have a smooth transition into Windows 7. Here are the details:

What am I buying? You are paying for the hour of service including the guided installation of VRS 4.5 on Windows 7 (32 bit), which will enable you to use your Spectrum XF scanner with a computer running Windows 7.

How much does it cost? The cost is $400.

What is included? A PDF of complete instructions to ensure that this process can be repeated, a VRS 4.5 installation disk with file and folder names that match the installation instructions, and one hour of guided service.

How soon can I start? After you purchase the software, we’ll ship you the installation disk and email you the PDF.  Once you receive them, you should call (608) 276-5559 and ask for Sauron or send an email to sauron@scannerparts.biz to make an appointment.

What do I need? Besides the PDF instructions and the installation disk that we send you, you will need:

  • Windows 7 (32 bit) with no previous version of VRS installed
  • Fully functioning Bell and Howell Spectrum XF Scanner
  • Functioning Kofax Adrenaline 650i PCI card
  • Fully operational SCSI cable
  • Administrative rights to the target computer.

How do I buy this? Great question. You can call or email Sauron! If you have any questions, he’s your go-to guy too! If you forgot already, the phone number is (608) 276-5559 (ask for Sauron) or his email is sauron@scannerparts.biz

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Windows 7 Update for Bell & Howell Spectrum XF Scanners

Our technician Sauron is receiving quite a bit of approbation around the office today — he discovered a way to make the Bell & Howell 8000 Spectrum XF Scanner Series compatible with Windows 7, something that hasn’t be done until now.

Beginning in 2014 Windows will no longer support Windows XP, which until yesterday was the only operating system that Spectrum XF scanners would support.

Thanks to Sauron, Imaging Systems has become the first company to find a solution! Companies no longer have to worry about their expensive scanners becoming altogether fallow. We will be offering customers with software updates along with tech support in order to make the switch to Windows 7 as easy and painless as possible before 2014.

If you an Spectrum XF scanner in need of the Windows 7 update,  call us at 1-800-830-9934 for further assistance.

UPDATE : We are offering an installation package to assist you in the transition from XP to Windows 7. For details, visit this link.