System requirements

Article ID: ART138481 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


The following system requirements are recommended for optimal use of this scanner.


System requirements

The following system requirements are recommended for optimal use of this scanner.

  • Computer

· CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster
· Memory: 1 GB or more
· Hard disk: 3 GB or more available space required for installation of all software
· USB interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0
· Monitor: Resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) or better recommended.
· Optical drive: Drive capable of reading DVDs.

  • Operating system

· Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
· Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition Service Pack 2 or later
· Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
· Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
· Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
· Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.4, 10.8

  • Other requirement

· An ISIS-compatible application or a TWAIN-compatible application that is compatible with the above operating systems.
· .NET Framework 3.5 or later


  • Use the latest USB 2.0 driver made available by Microsoft. For details, consult your local authorized Canon dealer.
  • Scanning speeds are lower if your computer's standard USB interface is USB Full-Speed (equal to USB 1.1.)

  • The USB cable you are using should be the one originally included with the scanner.

  • If the CPU, memory, interface card, and other specifications do not satisfy the installation requirements, the scanning speed may be greatly reduced and transmission may take a long time.

  • Even if the computer satisfies the recommended specifications, the scanning speed may vary, depending on the specified scan settings.

  • The scanner drivers provided with the scanner do not necessarily operate on all ISIS or TWAIN-compatible applications. For details, contact your application software retailer.


Precautions for Use in 64-bit Operating Systems

  • The scanner driver supplied with this product supports scanning with 32bit applications only.
  • Even with 32-bit applications, not all ISIS/TWAIN compliant applications are guaranteed to operate.
  • Scanning speed may vary depending on the specifications of your computer.


Precautions for Use in Mac OS X

  • On a Macintosh computer equipped with a PowerPC CPU, the scanner driver of this product cannot be used with Classic Environment.
  • The driver will not run correctly when Classic Environment is running so use the scanner when Classic Environment is not running.

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