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Windows vista says no to oldschool

Here's the problemo i have a hp scanjet 4200c and use windows vista as my operating system but it says that its not compatable with my scanner is there some way to make it compatable

(and whats the point of windows vista anyways iv hade windows 95 that worked better is a terrible system just slowness and viruses so far)

if itll never be compatable is there a way to downgrade my system witout spending money for it?


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  • lolakitty Oct 29, 2008

    uhh thanks (not really an answer) but fun to meat sombody else with the problem after a couple months vista isnt so bad but i dont have a register code for my micro office so its kinda suks so far but after a month it runs smother

  • mankad3 Mar 01, 2009

    HP Scanner 4200C is in-compatible with Windows Vista

    How do I fix it

  • jgobleus Apr 06, 2009

    My problem is that I am using Windows Vista. I can't find the software for my scanner (HP ScanJet 4200c) so I downloaded it online, also downloading Driver Detective. Well after all of that, I still can't get the scanner to work on my laptop. The message I see on my computer is that it can't find my scanner. What is weird though, is that when I use the USB port connection on my computer the scanner makes a noise like it is getting ready to work.

    What can I do to get my computer to see the scanner and use it?

  • mylinux24 Apr 10, 2009

    Funny thing, I also have the same issue, 'HP tried to drop support for the scanjet 4200c fro Windows XP, but so many users complained then hp made a drive available for it. Unfortunitly I cant get it to work in Vista, yet I tried Ubuntu linux, and the scanner works great with the software in Ubuntu 8.10, but for my work , i have to use a MS platform, so im back on windows XP

  • cuernavacatc May 11, 2010

    ihave no solution . I request a solution


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After Vista servicepack1, your HP4200C Scanjet should work if you use the latest drivers from sj655en.exe downloaded from

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I'm having the same problem. Only I like Vista otherwise....just annoying that I can't get the scanner to work. Even running from the CD recognizes Vista as either NT or 98 and won't run the setup.
I've been told that Vista is a non-supported OS, because of the age of the scanner, so they say they will not be releasing any more drivers after XP (which is no longer being sold). HP has hit on a money making scam there!! Looks as though this one is hitting the trash bin and to never by HP again....For Pete Sakes!! Xerox still puts out drivers for their machines over 5 or 7 yrs old!!

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I used the HP latest driver download named sj655en.exe from their website and after 29months of not working, it DID and DOES work now!
The HP Precision Scan LT interface has a little problem of "save as" naming your file since it does not show the file name but you can just add the file name to the folder name and then it'll save your scan.
All of my apps work fine using the import function to the HP Precision Scan LT application.
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