How to Repair a Twain Driver

by Charles Poole

TWAIN drivers are used for imaging software on your computer. This software is accessed every time you connect a digital camera to your system or open an image file on the computer. TWAIN drivers that are outdated or corrupt can inhibit the productivity of computer systems because they will not allow image files to be opened. Repairing your TWAIN driver is not very hard. You can easily update, roll back, or reinstall the driver through the Windows 7 system.

Updating The TWAIN Driver

In Windows, click the "Start" button on your computer's left hand side.

Right click on the "Computer" icon and then select "Manage" from the menu.

Click on the "System Tools" section and the go to your "Device Manager" button. Right click on your TWAIN driver in the menu and then click "Uninstall" on the menu that appears.

Click "OK" and then restart your computer. When the computer boots back up, the system will reinstall your TWAIN driver through the Windows Update application.

Upgrading Your TWAIN Driver

Click the "Start" button on your computer's left hand side.

Right click on the "Computer" icon and then select "Manage" from the menu.

Click on the "System Tools" section and the go to your "Device Manager" button. Right click on your TWAIN driver in the menu and click the "Upgrade" tab on the right hand side of the screen.

Wait for the Windows Update software to upgrade your TWAIN driver.

Restart your system from the "Start" menu.

Roll Back Your TWAIN Driver

Click the "Start" button on your computer's left hand side.

Right click on the "Computer" icon and then select "Manage" from the menu.

Click on the "System Tools" section and the go to your "Device Manager" button. Right click on your TWAIN driver in the menu and then click "Roll Back Driver" on the menu that appears.

Click on the "Yes" button in the next window.

Click the "Close" button and then restart your computer when the system prompts you.

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About the Author

Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.

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