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Not only is checking how the scanner will connect to your computer important, try to discover if your computer is able to support the use of a scanner. This would include having enough space to install the scanner software, having enough disk space to store the scanned images, possessing a fast enough microprocessor, and having enough memory to run the program. To avoid any problems, write down your computer's specifications and take these specifications with you when looking for a new scanner. All scanners will have the recommended computer specifications in which they work best at, written on the outside of the box.