ScanSnap iX500 Driver for Windows 10/11

If your ScanSnap iX500 scanner stopped working on Windows 10 or Windows 11, it is most likely due to a driver problem. Fujitsu updated their scanner software from ScanSnap Manager to ScanSnap Home. Even though the iX500 model was introduced quite a few years ago (2013), it is still a popular and useful device.

The ScanSnap iX500 is a duplex color scanner for A4/Letter/Legal paper sizes with an automatic document feeder. Using the latest Fujitsu scanner software will allow it to keep on working on the latest Windows versions.

Download the SnapScan software

You can download the software driver from the Fujitsu support website to get the ScanSnap iX500 working on Windows 10 or Windows 11. Follow the steps below.

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the Fujitsu ScanSnap software download page.
  2. Under Discontinued scanners, click the ScanSnap iX500 This will open the ScanSnap iX500 software downloads page.
    ScanSnap Software Download
  3. Next, select the Windows version in the dropdown list (1), and then click the Display software list button (2).
    ScanSnap iX500 Windows 10
  4. Under Setup Programs, click the Download link next to the SnapScan Home Download Installer 2.7.0 (the version number might be higher when you visit the page).
    Download snapscan home download Installer
  5. This will open a new page to download the installer. Make sure your browser does not have a popup blocker active, or the new window will not open. Select your location and then click the Download Installer
  6. Read the license agreement and click the Agree button to start the software download.
  7. The software installer will be downloaded (depending on your browser you may need to select a download location).
  8. Open a File Explorer and navigate to the download location.
  9. Double-click the downloaded installer to execute it.
  10. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the ScanSnap Home software.
    Note: Additional files are downloaded during installation, so make sure your Internet connection is active. Also check available disk space, as he fully installed software takes over 740 MB.
  11. Restart your computer when finished.

Install the ScanSnap iX500 driver

After installing the ScanSnap Home software, the driver for the device can be installed.

  1. Execute the ScanSnap Home software.
  2. In the setup window, select the iX500 model and click the Start setup button.
    Install ScanSnap iX500 Driver
  3. Make sure the scanner power is connected and that the scanner is connected to the computer via a USB cable.
  4. Click Next to continue.
  5. Ensure the device is powered on (blue or purple Scan button), and then click Next.
  6. Wait for the device to be installed.
  7. Click the Finish button.

After the connection setup finishes, the driver for the iX500 will be installed and you can use the scanner with your Windows PC. Click the Scan button in the top-left corner to start scanning.

Need to find or update more device drivers for Windows? Download our DriverFinder program to automatically check your Windows PC.

FAQ

Can I still use the SnapScan Manager with the iX500?

Yes, the SnapScan Manager software can still be used for the iX500 for Windows 7 up to Windows 11. There will however be no new features and no updates with this software.

Can I keep my old scan settings?

Yes, if you switch from the ScanSnap Manager software to the ScanSnap Home software, you can keep your old scan settings. This entails creating a profile in the ScanSnap Home software and migrating the settings. For details on the migration, please see the instructions on the website.

Can I Install ScanSnap Home when I have ScanSnap Manager installed?

Yes, it is possible to have both the old and new software installed on the same configuration. When you install the new software, make sure the installation path is different (use the Custom install option). After installing the new version, you can safely delete the old software. Settings -> Apps -> ScanSnap Manager -> Uninstall.

How to fix the “Unable to connect with SnapScan” error?

First, make sure the latest version of the ScanSap software is installed. Also, check that the Windows Image Acquisition service is running (starts automatically), and try changing the Log on as to a Local System account with the checkbox Allow service to interact with the desktop enabled.

The steps:

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to bring up the Run window.
  2. Enter services.msc and press Enter or click OK.
  3. In the Services window, scroll down to the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service.
    Windows WIA service
  4. Double-click the service.
  5. Make sure the Startup type is Automatic, and if the service is not running, click Start.
  6. Select the Log On tab.
  7. Select the Local System account radio button and mark the checkbox to Allow service to interact with the desktop.
    WIA serive log on type
  8. Click the OK button to confirm, and close the Services window.

If this does not fix the connection error, try disabling all other Imaging devices in the Device Manager.

Download HP LaserJet P1007 Driver for Windows

HP LaserJet series printers have always been a solid choice when it comes to reliable high-demand printing. The LaserJet P1007 is one such model that is a popular choice with consumers and small offices. It is a small, light-weight, monochrome laser printer. But with newer versions of Windows, it may become harder to get support. If a driver is needed for Windows 10, or even Windows 11, you may need to download and install the HP LaserJet P1007 driver manually.

Manual install of the HP LaserJet P1007 Driver

To manually install the driver, download the installer from the HP support website and execute the installer.

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the HP support page for printer software.
  2. Enter the model number in the search box under Enter your product name.
    HP printer Support Online
  3. Click the result link under the search box.
    Note: If the result link does not show, click the Submit button and click the HP LaserJet P1007 link in the search results.
  4. On the HP product support page, check that the Detected operating system matches your Windows version (1). If it does not, click the Choose a different OS link next to it to select the correct Windows version.
  5. Click the Driver-Product Installation Software link and then the Basic Drivers link to show the available driver details and download option.
    Download HP LaserJet P1007 Driver
  6. Click the Download link to download the printer driver installer (2).
  7. Open a File Explorer window and navigate to the file location of the downloaded installer.
  8. Double-click the file to execute the HP LaserJet P1007 driver installer. In this example, the file name is ljP1000_P1500-HB-pnp-win64-en.exe.
    Note: Click Yes in the User Account Control window when it shows to confirm the execution of the installer.
  9. Follow the instructions in the installer program to complete the driver installation.
    HP driver installer

Installation without running the HP Driver Installer

If for some reason you cannot use the downloaded installer to install the printer, there is another option. Use a program like 7-Zip to extract the contents of the downloaded installer file.

  1. Download and install the 7-Zip program.
  2. Right-click the downloaded installer file in the Windows File Explorer.
  3. In the popup menu, select 7-Zip and then click Extract to “ljP1000_P1500-HB-pnp-win64-en.exe \” (the suggested folder name will vary depending on the name of the downloaded file).
    Note: In Windows 11, you may need to click Show more options in the popup menu before the 7-Zip option is visible.
    Extract HP LaserJet P1007 driver files

After this, use our instructions to manually install a driver in Windows to install the printer from the Windows Device Manager.

As always, we recommend you use DriverFinder to find and download the latest drivers for your Windows devices. The drivers for the HP LaserJet P1007 are included!

Hopefully with the above instructions, you can get your HP LaserJet P1007 working again. Even though it is from 2012, it can still function as a reliable printer.

A driver cannot load on this device ene.sys

When you are updating Windows 11 to the latest version, you might see an error pertaining to the file called ENE.SYS. The error indicates that the driver cannot load. This problem is a result of the security settings in Windows 11 in combination with an older version of the ene.sys file.

A driver cannot load on this device ene.sys

What is ene.sys?

The ene.sys file is a driver file. Like other .sys files on Windows systems, it is a device driver that enables the communication between Windows and a hardware device. The ene.sys file is part of a system called MSI Mystic Light, which controls lights in a PC. This is typically used in gaming systems and is used by MSI for their gaming systems.

Mystic Light is installed as part of the MSI Dragon Center or MSI Center.

Option 1 – disable the memory integrity check

To enhance security Windows 11 has an option called core isolation. You can read all about it on the Microsoft website, but in short, it is a memory security feature that helps prevent critical components from being affected by malware or crashing the system.

To disable the core isolation (memory access protection) in Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Windows 11 Settings from the Start menu.
  2. In the Settings window, click Privacy & security option in the left-hand pane (1).
  3. Next, click Windows Security in the right-hand pane (2).
    Windows 11 Security Settings
  4. Scroll down in the list of Protection areas until you see Device security and click it. The Windows Security window will open with Device security active.
  5. Now click the Core isolation details link.
  6. Toggle the option Memory integrity to Off.
    Disable Memory Integrity in Windows 11

Changing the Memory integrity option to Off will allow incompatible drivers to be loaded. That includes the version of the ene.sys that was shown in the initial error message.

As you will realize, this change will reduce the level of security on your Windows 11 PC. So, it is not the most desired option, but if no newer driver is available, it is the only option to load the driver.

Option 2 – Updating the ene.sys driver file

The better option to deal with the incompatible driver is to install an updated version of the device driver. Installing a later version of the ene.sys file can fix the problem. This will allow the Memory integrity to be enabled and load the ene.sys driver at the same time.

To update the Mystic Light version for MSI, you use the MSI Gaming Center software. Or for Windows 11, the new MSI Center software. The MSI Center can be downloaded from the MSI website.

After downloading and installing the MSI Center, run it to find the Mystic Light option and click the Update button. If the Mystic Light is not in the Installed list, find it under the Installable items and install it to get the latest version.

Mystic Light in MSI Center

Once the installation of the new Mystic Light version is complete, enable the Memory integrity option in Windows 11 again.

Windows 11 will check the drivers installed on the system for compatibility.

Enable Memory integrity in Windows 11

If all drivers are compatible, the option will be enabled and the Core isolation will function properly.

In case a driver is found not to be compatible, Windows 11 will show a message in the notification area.

Incompatible drivers for core isolation

Click the Review incompatible drivers link in Windows Security to find out which drivers are incompatible.

Non-MSI vendors

What if you never used an MSI hardware product? There are other light control products used by other vendors that use the ENE solution as well. Have a look at Trident Z Lighting Control by G.SKILL, ASUS Aura, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, and NZXT CAM. SignalRGB is a non-vendor solution for RGB sync.

It is important to only install one of these solutions though, as they can use similar software components and interfere with each other’s operation.

In general, we recommend keeping device drivers up to date. Using the latest versions ensures the most recent digital certificates on the driver files and the best compatibility with Windows 11. Use our DriverFinder program if you have trouble finding an updated driver.

Manually remove ene.sys and related files

In case you cannot fix it by installing, updating, or uninstalling software related to light sync, you might need to do a manual cleanup of anything related to ENE.SYS.

That means checking the Program Files folders on your system for any ENE subfolders and deleting them. Then search for ENE.SYS and ENE.DLL on the system disk and remove those files as well.

The last step is to search for ENE in the Windows Registry and remove any entries related to the driver. Make sure to make a backup of the Registry first by using the Export option in the Registry Editor!

Canon Printer Driver for Windows

Although Canon is known for cameras, its product range also includes printers. Canon offers printers for both the home user, as well as professional office users. Inkjets, laser printers, photo printers, and multi-function devices for scanning, copying, and printing. A Canon printer driver is required to enable Windows to use your printer if you are using a Canon printer in combination with a Windows PC.

Which Canon printer driver is required is determined by the printer model and connection type. Older Canon printers can use a USB port (or even a parallel port), while modern models often use a wireless connection or ethernet connection.

Download a Driver from Canon

As with many computer devices, the software for these devices can be obtained either directly from Microsoft or the product manufacturer. In the case of Canon, the best place to start for finding a printer driver is the Canon website.

  1. Open a web browser and visit the Canon printer website.
  2. Select the type of user you are in the top menu (1).
  3. Next, click the Support option in the main menu (2).
    Canon support website
  4. In the Search field, type the model number for your printer.
    Note: With most Canon printers, the model number is clearly visible on the front or top of the device. If not, look at the sticker on the back or bottom of the device.
  5. In the search result click the link for the product support (2).
    Canon printer model selection
  6. The web page shown next is specific to the selected product. Click the Software & Drivers option next to the printer image.
    Canon printer driver software
  7. Before you can download the Canon printer driver for your model, you need to select the Operating System (1) and Version of the operating system (2).
    Select Windows version
    Note: If your Windows version is not listed, the printer might not be supported on that version. You can try a driver for an earlier Windows version (make sure the architecture is correct – 32/64 bit), but there is no guarantee that it will work.
  8. Next, change the Type to Drivers, so the Results will only list the Canon printer drivers rather than all software.
    Canon printer drivers support
  9. Now click the DOWNLOAD button next to the top recommended entry in the result list. The top recommendation will be the latest version of the Canon printer driver for your printer model.
  10. Click the Yes button to confirm the License Agreement for the driver software if requested.
  11. Wait for the driver file to be downloaded. If required, select the destination on disk for the file when prompted (browser dependent).
  12. Click the Close button on the Canon web page to close the download page.
  13. Open a File Explorer window (Windows + E keys), and navigate to the Download location.
  14. To start the installation of the downloaded Canon printer driver, double-click the downloaded file (or select it and press Enter).
    Execute Canon Driver Installer File
  15. Click Yes in the UAC window to confirm the start of the setup program.
  16. If the printer setup starts automatically, follow the on-screen instructions to install the Canon printer driver (and software).
  17. In some cases, especially for older printer models, the downloaded file is a self-extracting executable. When executing the program, the installation files are extracted into a subfolder.
    Canon extracted driver files
  18. In this case, open the subfolder and navigate into the further subfolders (1) until you see the Setup.exe for the driver. Double-click Setup.exe to install the driver (2).
    Execute Canon driver installer
  19. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
    Canon Printer driver setup

After these steps, your Canon printer driver is installed, and Windows should be able to communicate with the device.

In Windows 11, use Settings -> Bluetooth & devices -> Printers & scanners to see the installed printers on the PC. Click the printer to print a test page, change the preferences or run the troubleshooter.

Find a Canon Printer driver elsewhere

If you cannot find a driver for your Canon printer on the Canon support site, first make sure you have the right country selection. Not all Canon printers are sold and supported in all regions, so it is important to select the right region.

But for older Canon printers, support is no longer available directly from Canon. Canon offers support up to 10 years after the first release of its products. In that case, you will need to find a driver elsewhere. The best location is an original installation CD since you are certain it is a trusted source. The problem with that (apart from that they often get lost over time), is that it might not be the latest version. Compatibility with newer versions of Windows can be a problem.

Searching online for a driver can give you the right driver if you know how to look for it. But a better solution in most cases is to use a Driver Finder program to locate the driver for you. This program will scan your PC for all devices present and suggest the latest, correct drivers for your version of Windows.

How to Update Realtek Bluetooth Driver – Windows 11

The Bluetooth interface is used on Windows 11 (and Windows 10) systems to connect Bluetooth devices. Mobile phones, speakers, printers, or even another computer. Bluetooth wireless communication is ideal for short-range wireless communication. And like all hardware devices in Windows, the Bluetooth device needs a Bluetooth driver to function. The most common Bluetooth chips used in PCs are from Intel and Realtek.

If no driver is installed, Windows will not recognize the device, or Bluetooth will not function properly. So, if Bluetooth is not working in Windows 11, you might need to update the Bluetooth driver. In this article, we’ll show you how to update the Realtek Bluetooth driver. Of course, we also have instructions on updating the Intel Bluetooth driver.

Note: These instructions apply to both Windows 10 and Windows 11. It is important to update the Realtek Bluetooth driver on Windows 10 already, since the upgrade to a later Windows version can be blocked because of an old driver!

Windows 10 Update Problem Realtek Bluetooth

Updated Bluetooth drivers can solve this type of problem. Updated drivers will also make sure that any known bugs in previous versions are fixed, and performance and connectivity are maximized.

Automatically Update Drivers

Windows 10 and Windows 11 include support for a lot of devices by default. Drivers for the devices are either included in the Windows installation or retrieved during the Windows Update process.

If the Realtek Bluetooth driver needs to be updated, the first step is to run Windows Update. Also make sure that drivers are included in Windows Update, as automatic driver updates can be disabled in Windows!

Apart from Windows Update, a driver can also be updated from the Device Manager.

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to bring up the run dialog box.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc in the Run field and press Enter or click the OK button.
  3. In the Device Manager window, locate the device for which to update the driver. Right-click the device, and in the context menu select Update driver.
    Update Realtek Bluetooth driver
  4. Next select the option to let Windows Search automatically for drivers.
  5. Click the Close button when done.

For more details, also see installing driver updates using the Device Manager in Windows 11.

Another method to automatically update Windows drivers is to use the DriverFinder program. This software automatically scans all hardware devices in your PC and then recommends the appropriate device drivers for them. It will not just update the Realtek Bluetooth drivers, but allow you to update all your device drivers.

Manually Update the Realtek Bluetooth Driver

Manually updating drivers in Windows means downloading the driver installation files and running an installer or updating the driver from the Device Manager.

Driver files for Bluetooth devices can be available on the PC manufacturer’s website or the Realtek website. First, visit the support site of your PC manufacturer and check for updated drivers of your model. If they are not available, or still not the latest version, you can visit the Realtek website.

Realtek offers support for most of its devices online. This support includes the option to download Windows drivers for many of their devices.

Using the Realtek Support site

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the Realtek software download page.
  2. On the Realtek web page, use the Product Line dropdown box to select Wireless Lan ICs.
    Realtek Wireless device support
    Note: Bluetooth is a wireless technology, so support is combined with Wi-Fi devices.
  3. Now select the Realtek Wireless LAN IC from the list on the web page that matches the device in your PC. Click the Software link next to it.
    Realtek Wireless LAN ICs
  4. On the specific Realtek LAN IC software page, locate the Bluetooth driver you need and click the download icon.
    Download Realtek Bluetooth driver
    Note: Most onboard Bluetooth solutions use a PCI Express implementation. External, pluggable solutions will use the USB option.
  5. On the Agree the Terms and Download page, select the checkbox I accept the above and then click the Download this file button.
  6. Finally, enter the Captcha and click the Go button.
    Realtek download Captcha
  7. Wait for the file to be downloaded and if required, select the location on disk to save the file. (This will depend on the browser being used.)
  8. Open a File Explorer and browse to the downloaded file. If the downloaded file is executable (EXE file extension), simply double-click the file to execute the driver installation and follow the on-screen instructions.
  9. If the downloaded file is an archive (ZIP file extension), right-click the file and select Extract All in the context menu.
    Extract Realtek driver files
  10. Select the location where to extract the files, and then click the Extract button.
    Extract ZIP archive
    Note: The default suggestion is okay in general, as it is a subfolder of the file’s current location.
  11. Double-click the subfolder in the opened File Explorer
  12. Now locate the setup.exe file in the subfolder and double-click it to execute the driver installation process. Follow the instructions on screen.
    Realtek Bluettoth Driver Installer

With the above instructions, you can download and install updated Realtek Bluetooth drivers for Windows. This should solve any issues you have with Realtek Bluetooth not working in Windows.

 

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