found work around: go to:
Works for direct connection but if you're looking to connect over network and the printer is connect to a xp pc, your out of luck
None of the previous comments worked for me.
Be certain to read all the following directions before trying to install the following driver:
Here's the same link from ZDnet which requires you to register and login, but it gives a good description of all the printer models supported:
I previously wrote about the solution for this using the x64 beta driver for XP. (Solution 2) I've since upgraded to Vista, and later to Windows 7 with a brand new Core i5 machine. I ran into difficulty because this driver will not install at all on windows 7, it gives 2 error messages, first saying you cannot install using the "Run as" command, and second saying the OS was not compatible. it was then I had a wonderful revelation:
1) go to http://www.7-zip.org/ then download and install the x64 version of 7zip. once installed, right click on the the printer driver .exe file and choose 7 zip>> then extract to x64Drv188.8.131.52>>
this will extract all the files in the driver file into a folder.
2) add a printer. choose local printer, USB virtual connection. when it asks for a driver choose "have disk" then point it to the extracted folder.
The driver will install and work perfectly!
NOTE: if your downloaded file is named
x64Drv184.108.40.206, you may need to rename it and add the .exe to the end so it appears as "x64Drv220.127.116.11.exe"
But can the scanning software work with Windows 7? I keep getting an error that it doesn't see me as an administrator and it will not run the installation for the scanning software. TIA