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Found this cool software called virtual pc. I figured out how to use it all and am currently installing xp on it. I have two epson scanners, but my computer can only run one instance of the epson scan utility at a time. I didn't know how to run a second copy of it for my other scanner, so what i'm wondering is if I could run an instance on the virtual pc and on the physical pc. Can I do this?
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post #2 of 12
sure why not? won't know til you try

why do you need to scan two things simultaneously?
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I'm scanning a relative's photo albums for them. They want digital copies of their albums and i'm getting paid 1000 dollars for scanning 25 albums. I want to do it efficiently. If I get this working, I can finish it scanning two albums a day in six days. It takes two hours to scan two albums.

P.S. It's one hell of a job.
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post #4 of 12
damn, thats a sweet job.

not sure if you can run two at once, can't hurt to try?
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I WAS doing it on my laptop and desktop simultaneously before. But since my laptop is cheap, it screwed up. I didn't lose any data, because I had a usb adapter for the hard drive, but it's still much much slower without the laptop. This is how i'm paying for all the parts below. Some I already have, but they're paying me when the whole job's done, not per album. For this whole virtual pc idea, having this core 2 duo is really helpful.
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Ok, virtual pc 2007 doesn't support usb so that's out. But vmware workstation 6.0 does support usb 2.0. I can use that to do what I need.
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Defenitly.

Als long as your using XP. Microsoft made Wmware illegal for vista
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I used virtual pc 2007 for a macro-based operation I had going.... no problems with it then (also it worked with a modem!)
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VMware 6.0 supports vista. http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/ I'm using xp though.
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Found this cool software called virtual pc. I figured out how to use it all and am currently installing xp on it. I have two epson scanners, but my computer can only run one instance of the epson scan utility at a time. I didn't know how to run a second copy of it for my other scanner, so what i'm wondering is if I could run an instance on the virtual pc and on the physical pc. Can I do this?
Do you really need to import from both scanners at the same time? no? then why are you doing this?
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