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Scanjet 4200c Software and Windows XP SP2

For some reason when I download and run the H P software update for XP the software runs really slowly and crashes my computer. I have goofled extensively and tried a number of different approaches - all without success. Any suggestions?


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Re: Scanjet 4200c Software and Windows XP SP2

Check out the 'Compatibility mode in the Help section of My computer.
Reset the computer to run the software as for Win98.
However if this is a Win 98 scanner then difficulties must be expected.
Scanners nde for Win95/98/Me expect to receive instruction from computer in DOS.
XP is NTFS and many scanners simply do not work with NTFS- not withstand makers having kludges of drivers to download - in general they did not work.

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According to HP, no. See link.

However, you might be able to install the Windows XP drivers and run the driver in 'Compatibility Mode' for XP SP2.

First, un-install any drivers you have installed for the scanner (if you have tried any).

Second, disconnect the scanner from your computer.

Download the driver and the software update from the provided link (above).

Once you have downloaded the driver (ps804en.exe) right click it, select the Properties/Compatibility Tab and check 'Use Compatibility Mode' and set it for Windows XP SP2, and also check 'Run as Administrator'
Then click ok.

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Now right click the updated software (ps803mu.exe),select the Properties/Compatibility Tab and check 'Use CompatibilityMode' and set it for Windows XP SP2, and also check 'Run asAdministrator'
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