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I bought a new laptop a few months ago and am just getting around to connecting my HP ScanJet 3400. It worked fine on my Windows XP laptop but they say there are no drivers for Windows 7 available for this... the scanner is like brand new I've hardly used it so it really irks me that they dont make drivers. Is there anything I can do?

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Unfortunately no! the only suggestion I can offer is check the HP site to see if they offer an update driver for windows 7, if not I'am afraid you are out of luck.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • John Cunningham Mar 18, 2011

    I checked HP site with your make and model and they only support drivers up to windows XP, they stated that if the operational system was not listed the driver is not supported.

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