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How to Scan in Windows 7 without Using HP Software

Introduction

Windows7 provides a basic set of scanning drivers, also referred to asWindows Image Aquisition (WIA) drivers, that you can use as analternative to scan a document when you cannot scan using the HPdrivers. You might choose to use these scanning drivers for one of thefollowing reasons:

  • Your product released before Windows7 and HP has not released drivers that support scanning for your product.
  • You have not installed the available HP software that includes scanning.
  • You are troubleshooting a scanning problem and trying to identify the source of the problem.
Method one: Scanning with Windows Live Photo Gallery

To scan a document using Windows Live Photo Gallery in Windows7, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows icon , click All Programs, and then click Windows Live Photo Gallery.
  2. Click File, and then click Import From Camera or Scanner.
  3. Click the product you are using to scan, and then click Import.
  4. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan.

Method two: Scanning with Paint

To scan a document using Paint in Windows7, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows icon , click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Paint.
  2. Click the Paint button (), and then click From Camera or Scanner.
  3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan.

Method three: Scanning with Windows Fax and Scan

To scan a document using Windows Fax and Scan in Windows7, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows icon , click All Programs, and then click Windows Fax and Scan.
  2. Click New Scan.
  3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan.

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2575v printer not working on vista pc. It prints, but wont scan.


Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows7 operating systems provide a basic set of scanning drivers, also referred to as Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) drivers that you can use as an alternative to scan a document when you cannot scan using the HP drivers. You might choose to use these scanning drivers for one of the following reasons:
  • Your product released before Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows7, and HP has not released drivers that support scanning for your product.
  • You have not installed the available HP software that includes scanning.
  • You are troubleshooting a scanning problem and trying to identify the source of the problem.
First, choose your Windows operating system from the following options: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02459304&tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&site=null&key=null&product=441240

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Thanks, Joe

Dec 19, 2010 | HP Photosmart 2575 All-In-One InkJet...

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Is there a fix for being able to scan hpj3680


Hi Melinda,

Windows7 provides a basic set of scanning drivers, also referred to as Windows Image Aquisition (WIA) drivers, that you can use as an alternative to scan a document when you cannot scan using the HP drivers. You might choose to use these scanning drivers for one of the following reasons:
  • Your product released before Windows7 and HP has not released drivers that support scanning for your product.
  • You have not installed the available HP software that includes scanning.
  • You are troubleshooting a scanning problem and trying to identify the source of the problem.
ScanningUse one of the following three methods to scan a document. Method one: Scanning with Windows Live Photo GalleryTo scan a document using Windows Live Photo Gallery in Windows7, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Windows icon c01319360.gif , click All Programs , and then click Windows Live Photo Gallery .
  2. Click File , and then click Import From Camera or Scanner .
  3. Click the product you are using to scan, and then click Import .
  4. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan .
Method two: Scanning with PaintTo scan a document using Paint in Windows7, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Windows icon c01319360.gif , click All Programs , click Accessories , and then click Paint .
  2. Click the Paint button (c01886001.gif ), and then click From Camera or Scanner .
  3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan .
Method three: Scanning with Windows Fax and ScanTo scan a document using Windows Fax and Scan in Windows7, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Windows icon c01319360.gif , click All Programs , and then click Windows Fax and Scan .
  2. Click New Scan .
  3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan

Please reply if the problem persists.


Regards,
Rizwan

Jan 19, 2010 | HP J3680 Officejet All In One Printer

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Can't scan with HP Photosmart C5280 with Windows Vista OS. Printing is ok.


Hi,

Windows Vista provides a basic set of scanning drivers, also referred to as Windows Image Aquisition (WIA) drivers, that you can use as an alternative to scan a document when you can not scan using the HP drivers.


Scanning with Windows Photo Gallery To scan a document using Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Windows Vista (c01319360.gif ) icon, click All Programs , and then click Windows Photo Gallery .
  2. Click File , and then click Import From Camera or Scanner .
  3. Click Import , and then click Scan .


Scanning with Paint To scan a document using Paint in Windows Vista , follow these steps:
  1. Click the Windows Vista (c01319360.gif ) icon, click All Programs , click Accessories , and then click Paint .
  2. Click File , and then click Import From Camera or Scanner .
  3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan .

Regards
Rizwan

Jan 19, 2010 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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I dont know how to scan from my printer hp psc 1315. printing and copy fine. please help me


Hello, Windows XP provides a basic set of scanning drivers, also referred to as Windows Image Aquisition (WIA) drivers, which you can use as an alternative to scan a document when you cannot scan using the HP drivers. You might choose to use these scanning drivers for one of the following reasons:
  • Your product released before Windows XP and HP has not released drivers that support scanning for your product.
  • You have not installed the available HP software that includes scanning.
  • You are troubleshooting a scanning problem and trying to identify the source of the problem.
Scanning with Paint To scan a document using Paint in Windows XP , follow these steps: NOTE: Before you begin, make sure that the product is connected to your computer.
Click Start , point to All Programs , point to Accessories , and then click Paint .Click File , and then click From Scanner or Camera .Make any desired setting changes.Click Scan .

Dec 07, 2009 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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