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1st step : Turn on your *HP Deskjet F4185*. 2nd step : Click the Start menu. 3rd step : Click Devices and printers. A new window will appear. 4th step : Then, click the "Fax button ".The window Fax and Scan window will appear. 5th step : On the lower left corner , click "Scan" below the "Fax" button.Scanned documents (if there's any) will appear. 6th step : Click "New scan" button below the "File" button. And your printer will start! Glad to help..
If you have Vista as your operating system, Windows Vista provides a basic set of scanning drivers, also referred to
as Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) drivers, that you can use as an
alternative to scan a document when you cannot scan using the HP
drivers.You can still scan with one of the following methods: (Click
ok...window vista as long as i am remeber got window photo gallery inside....you can scan you document use this window photo gallery.....or other choice you can use software utilities from HP.(the software came together with printer) if still cannot...you can download latest HP F380 printer driver from hp website......
could be the software together with printer just only for win XP...
Same problem with Xp and same printer, Cannot add printer in control panel , printers. Can only be installed with original software, Try also uninstalling all printer software plug in and when vista pick up new hardware install software from disk and not auto
Make sure the HP Digital Imaging Monitor is running on your computer (there should be an icon in the system tray and it may be hidden if auto-hide is enabled). You could also open HP Director or HP Solution Center (don't know which one was installed for your printer). You can initiate and control scans through that. There are configuration options there that control how the Scan button works on the printer.
I had the same problem. I could print, but not scan.
However, if you open up Paint and go to file and scan, it will scan your document. For some reason, using the scan button on the printer itself will not work with Vista, but using Paint will. I also heard that using Windows fax and scan will also work.
I have this problem w/a different printer adding it to a computer w/OS Vista. Go to Start, All programs, Accessories, Paint and open that program. Click on File and then From Scanner or Camera. Make sure your all in one is turned on. Unfortunely, there is no fix to make the scanner button work if it is not compatable, such as my 'all in one' w/Vista. Hope this helps. Linda