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Initial post: May 1, 2010 8:33:24 PM PDT
Ford Genie says:
Just purchased this device and can't seem to install the driver software, therefore, I can not update it or do anything which requires me to have the scanner hooked up to my pc. I am running windows 7 home edition. Any help would be appreciated

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2010 11:30:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2010 7:34:27 PM PDT
I am having similar issues with Windows 7, fortunately I have another laptop running XP. I would recommend trying to update the software to v3.0 (currently downloading) to see if this gets you closer to having it work.

After installing the latest version, I was then able to install the drivers following these instructions.

I have gotten closer to recognizing the device, but still not 100% yet. If I come up with any additional info I will update this post.

In addition, it helps to read the directions :) Put your 9180 into Program Mode and then the above works.

Posted on May 21, 2010 4:19:20 PM PDT
I was having the same issue, not being to able to have the Windows 7 software to link to my scanner. I sent a note to Actron and received the following reply"

Good Morning,
Currently our drivers and software are not compatible with windows 7 operating systems. We are working on a fix for this around the clock and when we fix this problem, it will become available on

SPX Technical Service
SPX Corporation - Service Solutions
800-228-7667(Phone) 800-955-8329(FAX)
New Hours, 7:00AM-7:00PM CST, M-F

So it looks like we will not be able to use our scanner software until they resolve this issue, I would think that the more people that contact them on this subject the quicker they will resolve this.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2010 12:29:54 PM PDT
It may not have been clear, but I was able to get the 9180 to work on both XP and Windows 7 using the documents I mentioned above. My troubles were a result of my lack of attention in reading directions.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2010 3:24:22 PM PDT
Nylox says:
Thank You John!

I am new to win 7 and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to force install the USB drivers for this scanner. The instructions at " " were spot on and it even worked with Scanning Suite V1. I am downloading V3 as I type but at least it is finally working with Win 7. Why Actron doesn't just put this information directly on their website or at last put a little pamphlet in the package is beyond me. Thanks again for the link to the device manager instructions.

Posted on Oct 27, 2010 11:47:26 PM PDT
Thanks Nylox. The directions where fantastic, I just wish I actually read them the first time around properly.
At least you seemed to not have that problem :D
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