External booting and using a laptop with windows 10 preinstalled


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My small memory laptop is preinstalled with windows 10. Now, I have an old model scanner which
does not work with this win10. There is no support either from the scanner company, they stopped
supporting this old model. I tried searching a lot but failed to get the scanner working.
If I boot my laptop with an external CD or something with an older version of windows (XP or vista),
will I be able to use the scanner with this laptop then? XP and vista has driver available for the scanner from company website.
Please suggest
Thanks a lot
 
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I assume there is an executable you open to use your Scanner. (i.e. some form of GUI window).

Have you tried, installing that software by right-clicking the installation file and selecting Properties > Compatibility tab and selecting and older version of Windows there, before running the installation. This in theory would install the Scanner software in compatibility mode, and then would hopefully work for you on your laptop.
 
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