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Getting my 4050 scanner to be the default scanner

I cannot get the 4050 scanner to be my default scanner when using HP Photosmart. I originally spoke to techgurus (Wiz) on friday Oct 3. I have since uninstalled and reinstalled the program 3 times. In addition I have downloaded and reinstalled the program 3 times but it still does not work. I downloaded drivers from the HP website. I also tried as was suggested to put the scanner icon on my desktop but that didn't work. It still does not work. I received a e-mail commenting on your assistance. I emailed back that the problem was still not solved. You e-mailed back that I would hear rom you in 24 hours. I am still waiting. Please help me.

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In the software settings or preferences you should be able to make it the default and if you have another scanner you will have to make sure it is not the default sscanner in its software settings

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  • jason Oct 09, 2008

    control panel , scanners and cameras, select scanner, set as default

  • jason Oct 09, 2008

    in control panel switch to classic view , double click scanners and cameras , right click on scanner then click scan then choose the program to use and click the check box on the buttom that says always use this program

  • jason Oct 23, 2008

    are you still waiting , good!


I still am not able to use the HP 4050 scanner. I have tried to do all of the things you suggested. I believe that I need someone to walk me through the process. I need a live conversation. If you can call me to walk me through this problem, please call me at 941-351-6222.

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