Microsoft changed the signing of update packages for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 devices on the August 2019 Patch Day for the first time. The company signs packages only with SHA-2 since August 2019; it signed them with SHA-1 and SHA-2 previously but decided to drop SHA-1 because of known weaknesses.
Two updates need to be installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems so that SHA-2 signed updates are installed correctly:
KB4474419 — SHA-2 code signing support update for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008: August 13, 2019
KB4490628 — Servicing stack update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: March 12, 2019
I don’t know who made these but they work, whoever you are I salute you. Since Canon are tools & wont make the drivers for the Canon LiDE 50 scanner for 64bit Windows, someone hacked them together from drivers of another (LiDE 60) Canon scanner.
Device support for this scanner is not included within Microsoft XP/Vista/Windows 7 x64 or provided as an installable driver by Canon. To resolve this lack of support please install the modified driver below.
This package is based on original Canon ScanGear driver for the LiDE 60 and includes the full ScanGear GUI TWAIN interface required to operate the scanner.
Modifications for the LiDE 50 include:
Insertion of Hardware ID
Insertion of Device ID
Replacement of LiDE 60 Colour Profile with correct LiDE 50 ICC file
Insertion of correct flatbed scan area dimensions and imaging capabilities
If you have not yet plugged the Scanner in then when you plug the scanner in Windows will ask you for the location of the drivers, however if you have already plugged in and cancelled this request then you will need to follow the next steps:
Open Device Manager.
Scroll through the list and look for other devices
Expand the other devices group, you will find a device with a yellow exclamation mark on it
Right click on the device
Click Browse my computer for driver software
Click on browse and then navigate to the folder you extract the files to on your Desktop (I.e. the extracted ZIP file) then click next (check Include subfolders if it is not selected)
If Windows thinks the driver in the folder is a match for the device you selected, it will install it.
Once the Wizard finishes successfully, Reboot to allow driver installation to complete
If the installation Wizard was not successful then this driver is not going to work, this usually means you are trying to install the wrong hardware or have a version of Windows that this does not work with.
It’s been much easier to get my hands on the Windows 7 Release Candidate, so here are some of the details for those interested in how Windows Vista should have been.
If you are interested in downloading a copy to play with and for application testing then head on over to the Microsoft site. This time it will be available until July so there is plenty of time, there is also no limit on the number of product keys either. The Windows 7 RC expires on the 1st June, 2010.
File information for Windows 7 Release Candidate 32bit:
Now come the fun part, since I have a product key now, I can actually download the software as it’s worth my time and bandwidth to do so now. So now again we play the waiting game for the files to download.
While I wait because the release has been delayed due to overwhelming demand, I thought I would at least create a blog post so I can put the details here once I have my hands on the serial number for the Windows 7 Beta. (If I get my hands on one)
A new message has appeared on the Microsoft site saying: Thanks for your interest in the Windows 7 Beta. The volume has been phenomenal — we’re in the process of adding more servers to handle the demand. We’re sorry for the delay and we’ll re-post the Beta as soon as we can ensure a quality download experience.
Ok, today is over, so it’s time to go to bed, hope I don’t miss my opportunity to get a key while I’m asleep.