Can't install Microtek ScanMaker 4850 or soft ware on Win 10

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    I'm unable to install my old Microtek ScanMaker 4850 on my newly installed Win 10. I get "error extracting support files: Catastrophic failure". Have tried installation several times, but no go. Am wondering if there is any fix out there - I've not found one that works. My PC is an old Dell Vostro 400 , 3. gb ram, 32 bit os x 64 based processor. Intel 2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33 GHz. I have this info on my newly registration page. Just sort of hoping my great old scanner is not a lost cause. My printer has a scanner, but does a very poor job. Thanks for any help.
     
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    I would look for software version that is compatible with windows 10. I lost my portable scanner for the same reason no windows 10 compatible drivers.
     
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    Go to https://www.hamrick.com/ and see what they have that will work with your scanner. They say they have drivers for Microtek.
     
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    I thank you for input, but I think it is a lost cause, as I am unable to find a driver for my old scanner. I think I've exhausted all possible options. So bummmmmmed.
     
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    Yes, they say they have a driver, but it is an old link and no driver is available - dead end! Bummmmmmed - but thanks for replying.
     
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    They say they have the driver, but they don't. I think it is just too old. Too bad, cuz it was a great scanner. Wah! Thanks for replying.
     
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    I would try the driver for the 5800 scanner from Microtek try the Vista or W7 driver and then try the Vuescan system.
     
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    Yes the same with my old Visioneer Road Warrior, So I was forced to get me a HP 250 portable All in one, great printer Scanner for me on the roads.
     
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    I have a scanner in my Brother A in one, but a bad scan and also the printed color is not good. Guess that makes a rather sad printer. thanks for responding. Guess I need to mark this one "solved". Ever onward in tech life.
     
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