Question about HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer
My printer HP PHOTOSMART ALL IN ONE C4180 doesn't work on Windows Vista. Could you help in this way?
Go to this link of HP and download vista compatible driver for your printer!
Then check in control panel>printers that your printer is "ready" and set as the default printer!
NOTE: Make sure that before you install the above driver, uninstall any previous driver for the printer and then disconnect the printer from the computer.
Connect the printer when the driver installation wizard asks you to...
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Posted on Sep 18, 2008
the original poster mentioned networking he/she also seemed to be
asking about HP all-in-one issues in general and Vista compatibility.
Networking, scanning, copying and printing can have seperate and
integrated issues to varying degrees. This may not just be a scanner
networking general query.
In my case I downloaded and installed the additional bundled software per HP's advice while trying to get the scanner to scan at the dpi level advertized for the unit. Neither Vista or HP had drivers that worked unless I installed the package. Low resolution scanning worked fine as well as the copying and printinting features. I rarely need such high scanning options but it should have worked as advertized since it was sold by an HP distributor as Vista compatible.
The downloaded AIO did allow higher resolution when scanning but caused other NON-NETWORKING issues. My computer is not networked. There is also the issue of the scan button on the printer not working with Vista. It does work with pre-Vista. Again not a network issue but a driver issue with Vista.
Taken from the MHTML file from the unit software found after the purchase......
HP Printers - The Scan Button on the Printer Does Not Work Correctly When the Printer is Connected to a Windows Vista Computer
When the scan button is pressed on the printer, nothing happens. The scan button does not work correctly.
Scan documents using Windows Fax and Scanning or Paint.
The drivers in the Windows Vista operating system do not support button press functionality on the printer. END EXERPT.
Button functionality. DPI resolution. There are driver issues with some of the HP units and Vista. Not just networking issues.
In my opinion these issues should have been fully disclosed prior to purchase or functional Vista drivers should be an option. Therefore I offer the warning that Vista may have issues with this and other software and hardware.
I only speak of non-networking issues but either way a unit should work as advertized or sold. My comments are based on my personal experience with one unit in this particular situation. After all Vista is fairly new to most of us.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Download and instal the VISTA driver made for you model.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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