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Photosmart c3180 I am running windows vista and it doesn't seem to recognize my printer at all. I have installed specifically the cd from HP for windows vista, for my printer and it will not show up...what am I doing wrong? Thanx for your help, Suzi.

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Ok you should try being logged onto the admin account, having admin rights is not the same as being logged on to the admin account.

Most problems with Vista seem to be easily over ridden by being logged on to the Admin account.

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Can I enable my hp c3180 printer to print from windows vista

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Here's the link ro download the Vista driver for your Printer/Scanner:

You should uninstall the XP driver for the Printer and install this instead: HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers

You should use the uninstaller utility on the HP support page on the link provided, and after installing the new driver.

You can also scan and copy in Vista by using Windows Photo Gallery.

1. Click on files tab at the top in Window Photo Gallery.
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3. Highlight your scanner icon (ie HP C3180) then click import.
4. New scan window will popup, now you can preview or scan using this basic looking Vista utility.

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Installing Printer

You can download the drivers from HP's website. It's usually a more recent driver than the one shipped with the printer anyway.
After downloading, turn off the printer and run the driver program. When it tells you, or after it's done, turn the printer on. It should be a few moments and the printer will be ready to go.

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