I. Just. Want. To. Scan.
We have always been at war with paper copies
So, new Windows installation, new rules.
Until recently, I’ve grandfathered most of my machines up from Windows versions I am actually embarrassed to reveal, so all my tweaks generally made it through the process.
An actual new machine is a bit of challenge for me as it doesn’t happen very often (about every Windows major release).
So, the “Devices and Printers” irritation is ongoing TODO related post
And in point of fact, the carefully hidden wizard is a far superior solution in any event
Yes, it’s just a bog standard utility from way back when.
Why is this thing so hard to find or identify?
wiaacmgr.exe — Google Search
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DuckDuckGo, their information unpolluted by ads get it right first time. *at time of writing
And why does everyone think it needs “fixing”?
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“Mine seems fine”
>sigcheck64.exe c:\Windows\System32\wiaacmgr.exeSigcheck v2.54 — File version and signature viewer
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Sysinternals — www.sysinternals.comc:\windows\system32\wiaacmgr.exe:
Signing date: 09:33 16/07/2016
Publisher: Microsoft Windows
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Description: Windows Picture Acquisition Wizard
Product: Microsoft« Windows« Operating System
Prod version: 10.0.14393.0
File version: 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715–1616)
Ok, let’s scan!
If you have only one scanner installed , you get this simple, lightweight and working scanner Wizard.
More than one — you’ll need to pick!
So, what it so heinous about that thing?
I don’t know — maybe it’s not Metro style, or they want to charge for new development, or maybe it shows all the printer driver cruft certain people *cough* HP *cough* leave in place?