Instruction for Powerlook 2100XL USB in Windows 8


Installation Instruction for Windows 8.0:
For Windows 8.0 ONLY
In Windows 8, Microsoft added a feature "driver signature enforcement". It enables the restriction which doesn't allow any un-signed device driver software to be installed on Windows 8 computer. So far this patch file is not yet Microsoft digital signed so it won't be allowed to install at any Windows 8 computer anyway. In order to install this unsigned scanner driver, we will have to disable driver signature feature first. After it is bypassed, the rest of installation procedure will be the same as Windows 7.
Step 1:
Install UMAX MagicScan 6.0 from CD. You don't have to plug in USB scanner yet. Restart the computer when it is finished.

Step 2:
launch the charm bar, and click "Change PC Settings" at the bottom. Then, go to General, and scroll to the bottom of the page, click Restart Now button under Advanced Startup section. Remember to save all your work first before clicking it.

Step 3:
Once the PC comes back up, select “Troubleshoot”:
Select "Advanced options".
Select "Startup Settings".
Click on "Restart".

Your computer will reboot and prompt another menu to choose. One of the items is to Disable driver signature enforcement. Press number or F7 to continue booting to Windows 8 with digital sign enforcement disabled.                           

Step 4:
Now you can power on your scanner and plug in USB cable into computer's USB port. Computer may detect unknown device but don't do anything yet. Ignore all unknown messages now.
Download a patch file to your computer and remember its location. Download link is below:

Download File Here

Step 5:
Go back to charm bar at right hand side. Click on "Settings" in the bottom.
And select "Control Panel".
Select "View device and printers" under Hardware and Sound.
Locate the UMAX USB Scanner device. Right click on it and select "Properties".
Click on Hardware Tab and select "Properties".
Click on "Change settings" button.
Click on "Update Driver" button.
Select "Browse my computer for driver software" option in the bottom.
Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
Select "Image devices" and click on "Next" button.
Click on "Have Disk" button.
Locate the patch file from your patch CD or the patch file you just download earlier and browse/open it from "Have Disk" window. Ignore the warning message below and click on "Next" button.
Ignore the pop-up warning message and click on "Yes".
Ignore another warning message and click on "Install this driver software anyway".
You are done. Click on "Close" button and you are ready to use Powerlook 2100XL scanner by opening MagicScan 6.0 program!

Instruction for UMAX Powerlook 2100XL USB scanner in Windows 7

Hi, Folks, welcome to my blog! My name is Eric Alvarado and I live in a little town nearby Corpus Christi, south of Texas. I am a long time royal fan of UMAX Powerlook 2100XL USB scanner for years. This scanner has the best quality other scanners don't have. It is a pity that UMAX doesn't come with Windows 7 & 8 official driver. However, here I provide a patch driver file to make it work in Windows 7 & 8. Thanks God for giving me this idea!! Now I can use my scanner at work. It's great! And I love to share this to everyone! Here we go....

Installation Instruction for Windows 7:

Step 1:
Install MagicScan 6.0 software from MagicScan 6.0 CD provided by UMAX 2100XL USB scanner. Select all default options to complete this process. Restart your computer after you finish..

Step 2:
Download a patch file to your computer and remember its location. Download link is below:

Step 3:
Turn on your Powerlook 2100XL USB scanner and connect USB cable into your computer USB port. You can ignore any message saying failure of scanner installation.

Step 4:
Open "Device Manager", Double click on "Image Device" and locate USB 2.0 Scanner with yellow ? mark. Right click on this yellow ? mark USB 2.0 scanner and select "Property", "Driver". Click on "Update Driver".


Step 5:
Select "Browse my computer for driver software".

Step 6:
Select the bottom "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer..........."
Step 7:
Select "Imaging Device" from the list.

Step 8:
Click on "Have Disk" button.

Step 9:
Click on "Browse" button to locate the patch driver file you just download earlier.

 Step 10:
Highlight the model Powerlook 2100XL and click on "Next". Ignore the warning message below.
 Step 11:
Click on "Yes" to ignore the warning message.
 Step 12:
Click on "Install this driver software anyway" to ignore the warning message again.

 You are done. Click on "Ok" or "Close" buttons and close all existing windows. Now you can open MagicScan 6.0 program and you are ready to use this scanner!