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Product: Windows® 2000 Professional Operating System
Company: Microsoft Corporation
List Price: $319.00 
Review By: Julien Jay

Imaging Devices 

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: System Requirements
3: Pricing & Upgrades
4: Setup
5: Graphic User Interface
6: Hardware Features
7: File System
8: Dual Boot
9: Security & RAS
10: Laptop Support
11: Software & Gaming
12: Imaging Devices
13: Applets
14: Accessibility & MMC
15: Printers & Networking
16: Updates & Languages
17: Conclusion
18: Resources

Windows 2000 perfectly supports SCSI scanners if you have a compliant driver. For example the Agfa SCSI scanners are ready for Windows 2000. Even the last ScanWise driver perfectly works with this new OS. But if you’ve got parallel port scanners like the Mustek or Logitech ones you’ll have big problems as this devices aren’t supported and weren’t designed to be used with Windows NT…

Unfortunately, we think that the manufacturers of these low-cost or old products won’t release specific windows 2000 drivers. Windows 2000 includes very few drivers for digital cameras and it’ll be hard for you to find a Windows 2000 compliant driver.

Cameras that used serial link mode generally don’t work under Windows 2000 (like the Minolta ones). Also the JVC digital camcorders that used COM1 port (in fact JLIP technology) don’t work at all under Windows 2000 due to JVC software problems (maybe they’ll release an upgrade). Concerning video capturing products, most of them already work under Windows 2000 such as the DC 30 series of video cards if it used the 1.41 drivers or older…  We have also noticed that such imaging devices like Pinnacle Studio MP10 or PCTV USB aren’t yet supported by Windows 2000 and their drivers don’t work. But we are aware that Pinnacle will shortly release W2k drivers for the PCTV USB (we hope this will be the same for the MP 10!) For the moment a lot of imaging manufacturers have released Windows 2000 drivers or are working on it. Here’s a short list: ATI, Creative Labs, Matrox, Pinnacle, etc…

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