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Get Epson Perfection 1650 working again in Windows 8

  1. First we need to disable Windows 8 unsigned driver check as described in this Microsoft forum. ie:-
    • Select Settings (right bar)/More PC Settings (at bottom)
    • Then go General/Advanced Startup/Restart Now/Troubleshoot/Advanced Options/Windows Startup Settings/Restart
    • As your PC is starting up be pressing F8 to get to the menu where you can choose to Disable driver signature enforcement
  2. Then we need to download and install updated drivers as described in this Windows 7 forum ie:-

Now my scanner is working again and saved me $79.95 for VueScan which I have no doubt would also solve the problem!