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Twain stopped working after update to Windows 10.

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After update to Windows 10, I tried to use the SCAN option in PHOTOED.EXE, a Microsoft program. The Acquisition error states that Photo Editor has detected an older version of Twain and that Photo Editor should be reinstalled. My version of PHOTOED is dated 12/15/2000. I copied it forward from Vista Home Premium and it worked fine on Windows 8.1. I cannot find a new version of Photo Editor to install for Windows 10 that includes the TWAIN scanner. I am able to scan with other software, but not directly from the PHOTOED.EXE. This results in extra steps to scan and reload the new document so that it can be edited in the Photo Editor. Is there a solution to update and reactivate the TWAIN driver in the PHOTOED program?

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The main reason your Twain stopped working is compatibility with the latest version of Windows. As far as I know, Windows 10 requires new drivers and updates for old applications to work properly.

This means you will need an updated TWAIN driver for Windows to recognize your scanner to acquire images.

Also Microsoft Office Photo Editor is an old application that doesn't have support for Windows 10 operating system.

Try using VueScan as a scanning alternative, and an image editor that's supported by Windows 10:

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why, when you encounter a problem of an old Software App due to Windows never version, there is always someone who wants you to move to a new application.
When the old application worked just fine, why do we have to terminate it and get a worse version of.
I worked for over 15 years with MS Photoeditor, which had all i needed.
MS killed it, so nice for them! I won't change my habits because that.
At the end MS needs their customers more than they need MS.

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