SilverFast and Windows 8


Windows 8 and SilverFast software
After extensive testing, we can confirm that SilverFast 8 software is fully compatible with Windows 8. SilverFast HDR 8 and SilverFast HDR Studio 8 can therefore be used from version 8.0.1r17 or later with the latest Microsoft operating system.

The compatibility of scanner software SilverFast Ai and SE product lines is also dependent on the manufacturer's device drivers. If you already use SilverFast 8, and if the scanner manufacturer provides Windows 8 -compatible driver for this device, then you should be able to already use SilverFast 8 for your scanner.

We will examine in extensive tests, which scanners can be used with Windows 8. Once a combination of SilverFast software and scanner hardware has been positively tested, this device will show up on our Windows 8 compatibility list.

Once a scanner is on the list, the corresponding SilverFast 8 demo versions and online shop entries will be available.

Compatibility with older SilverFast versions?
SilverFast 6 editions aren't specially adjusted to the Windows 8 operating system. Older versions possibly may not run on a Windows 8 machine or may cause some errors. For example, installation and stability problems may occur.

We recommend to always use the latest release of SilverFast. If you already own SilverFast 8, you can download here the latest version for free. If you still use a SilverFast 6.x version, you can upgrade it here for a discounted rate.




SilverFast is Windows 8 compatible for the following scanners:

Scanners with this symbol are supported by SilverFast 8.




Your scanner is not listed?
Please download the latest Windows 8 compatible scanner driver from your scanner manufacturer's website and test SilverFast with Windows 8 before buying it. When downloading SilverFast for this test please choose Windows 7 as your operating system.

For further information regarding your scanner please have a look at our list of supported scanners.