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    Quote Originally Posted by scenicworld View Post
    You might be able to get basic functionality using one of the generic drivers included with windows. if those don't get it working, you can try similar epson drivers and see if you can get those working, but it can be tricky. scanners pretty much all use twain, so look around for universal twain drivers.
    After much trial and error, we got it to work with surprise! full functionality by getting it to accept the Epson 2400 drivers. Awesome. So now hopefully I can get another 15 years out of this scanner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scenicworld View Post
    I've been scrambling to replace the last couple dozen of our XP machines, but 4/8 isn't really doomsday for XP. it's the final patch tuesday and then going forward newly discovered vulnerabilities just won't be patched. internet AIDS will still be several months away.
    Thanks!



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    I find it slightly amusing that Microsoft has been warnings everyone about end of support for XP for two years and now everyone is scrambling.
    We get it. You're better than us.


    (and, hey, I've had this new laptop on order for nearly 2 mos now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    After much trial and error, we got it to work with surprise! full functionality by getting it to accept the Epson 2400 drivers. Awesome. So now hopefully I can get another 15 years out of this scanner.
    way to go!

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    Thanks!
    you're welcome.

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    I find it slightly amusing that Microsoft has been warnings everyone about end of support for XP for two years and now everyone is scrambling.
    lazy developers, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    After much trial and error, we got it to work with surprise! full functionality by getting it to accept the Epson 2400 drivers. Awesome. So now hopefully I can get another 15 years out of this scanner.
    Awesome! I need to figure out how to do this with my scanner. This gives me hope.

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    So I just updated Firefox and now I can't access the internet with that browser. It just says unable to connect. I've tried to troubleshoot by changing the proxy, adding it to my firewall list, and uninstalling it and reinstalling it and still no dice. Chrome works fine but still no damn Firefox. What's the deal?

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    What's your security software?
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    Norton

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    Ugh, that shit sucks. But from what I can find in the forums, that's the problem--Norton doesn't trust the new version of Firefox. Does your version of Norton give you the option of temporarily disabling the Firewall?
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    Now it's being ridiculous. When I try to open up the Norton Internet Security, it refuses to open. No message or anything, just nothing opens up.

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    Just uninstall that piece of utter shit that is Norton Internet Security. Install Microsoft Security Essentials. Call it a day.
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    Uninstalled it and it's still not connecting.

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    Any other options?

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    Sorry, this thread got knocked off the front page and I forgot about it. Um... that's a fucking mystery, man. I'd remote into your machine and take a look if you want, but I don't know what else to tell you to do on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDevil50 View Post
    I've tried to troubleshoot by changing the proxy, adding it to my firewall list, and uninstalling it and reinstalling it and still no dice. Chrome works fine but still no damn Firefox. What's the deal?
    why are you using a proxy?
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    I've changed it to no proxy and still nothing.

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    does this link open? http://54.215.226.146 (coachella.com)
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    Nope, it still says unable to connect.

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    maybe you're working offline? under developer options, make sure it's unchecked.
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    It was already unchecked. This is so damn weird. I've done all the troubleshooting I could think of and it won't connect for the life of me. Chrome is fine but Firefox is just what I'm used to.

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    yeah, that's pretty weird. are you sure norton was completely removed?
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    I have a MSI laptop (under warranty) which stopped being able to read disks.

    Found out MSI RMA policy sucks.

    Any suggestions on how to avoid being without my laptop for weeks and chancing it getting damaged in the mail?

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    Read disks in what sense? CD/DVDs?
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    External CD drives are pretty cheap off of Amazon if you absolutely can't go without the laptop.

    On a unrelated side note that isn't computer help but I finally used Windows 8 the other day on a computer I was working on and while the touch screen aspect was cool I absolutely hated the UI of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    Read disks in what sense? CD/DVDs?
    I have tried CDs and DVDs. Have not tried BluRay disks yet. The first time it happened I rebooted and it worked for a short time. It sounds like it isn't spinning up but not sure. It makes noises for about a minute then reports there is no disk in the drive. If I boot to a bootable disk (Windows install) with the drive as the first boot choice, it does not boot to it.

    MSI responded to my inquiry with an RMA but I would like to avoid the horrors of sending my laptop in the mail for something like this.

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