How to reinstall wia

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WIA stands for Windows Image Acquisition. It is a software developed by Microsoft that allows graphics software to communicate with imaging devices like scanners, digital cameras and web cameras. If you experience issues with your imaging devices, you may want to reinstall WIA to fix the issue. Note that you will need administrative rights to perform this task.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging


  1. 1

    Navigate to the Windows Image Acquisition Automation Library v2.0 Tool page (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Click the "Download" button next to "" under the subheading "Files in this Download."

  3. 3

    Select "Save" when the download dialogue box appears. Choose a secured location on your hard disk to save the zip file.

  4. 4

    Double-click "" to extract its contents.

  5. 5

    Reboot your computer to end task.

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