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Not vista compatible

Hp smartphoto c4180 -all in one- not vista compatible

scanner will not scan to computer

tried downloading driver from hp site - says to try from another site

how do you find a site to downloan from?

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  • pitchikwe Apr 13, 2008



    download did not take. said to try another site

  • pitchikwe Apr 13, 2008



    did not download. said to try from another site....again

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Yes Im having trouble just getting it installed or to even opertate on my new vista dell computer.

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    having the same problem and still searching for a solution.

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    SCANNER WILL SCAN TO THE COMPUTER, BUT THE COMUTER RECEIVES THE WRONG IMAGE. IT COMES ON THE SCREEN WITH DIFFERENT ARANGEMENT WITH SYMBOLS THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

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Thanks a million!

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After I purchased my HP Pavillion a1750y , I found my printer wasn't compatible . (AND I purchased both computer and printer from an HP Salesperson over the phone! Wouldn't they know it's not compatible?) Anyway I called after I couldn't get the printer to work and they sent me a disk with the right components.

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Hi

The Driver for vista

Click here to Download

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Riz

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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    Mohammed Rizwan Apr 13, 2008

    Was the Download Complete? or its not allowing to install?

    Thanks

    Riz

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