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    How to Scan in Windows without Using HP Software

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    • Introduction
      Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows7 operating systems provide 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 might choose to use these scanning drivers for one of the following reasons:
      • Your product released before Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows7, and HP has not released drivers that support scanning for your product.
      • You have not installed the available HP software that includes scanning.
      • You are troubleshooting a scanning problem and trying to identify the source of the problem.
      First, choose your Windows operating system from the following options:
      Follow these steps for the Windows XP operating system.
      Scanning with Paint
      To scan a document using Paint in Windows XP, follow these steps:
      NOTE:Before you begin, make sure that the product is connected to your computer.
      1. Click Start , point to All Programs , point to Accessories , and then click Paint .
      2. Click File , and then click From Scanner or Camera .
      3. Make any desired setting changes.
      4. Click Scan .
      Video of scanning with Paint
      The following video demonstrates how to scan with Paint in Windows XP. The video contains no audio.
      If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
      The following scan options and file types are available when you scan with WIA drivers:
      Scan Options
      Color picture
      Grayscale picture
      Black and white picture
      Black and white text
      Custom Settings

      • Contrast or Brightness adjustment
      • Resolution (75 - 4800 dpi, within the limits of the scanner model)
      • Picture type (Color, Grayscale, Black and White)
      Supported file types
      .bmp - Bitmap Image File
      .jpg - JPG Image File
      .tif - Tagged Image File
      .png - Portable Network Graphics File
      .pcx - Paintbrush Bitmap Image File
      If you experience an error during scanning, try these general scan troubleshooting steps (c02114802) (in English).
      Workaround
      Perform the following steps if you are unable to scan directly from HP Solution Center in Windows XP.
      1. Click Start , and then click My Computer .
      2. Double-click Local Disc (C:) .
      3. Double-click Program Files .
      4. Double-click HP .
      5. Double-click Digital Imaging .
      6. Double-click Bin .
      7. Locate and double-click one of the following files. You will only have one to choose from.
        • Hpiscnapp.exe
        • Hpqscnvw.exe
        This will launch the HP Scan application.
      8. Select New Scan , and then change any desired settings to the scan.
      9. Click Accept to save the scan to the desired location.
      10. Follow these steps if you need to save the scan as another file type, such as a .PDF:
        1. Right-click the recently saved file to open it in another application, such as Microsoft Word.
        2. Save the new scan as the desired file type.
      Use one of the following methods to scan a document for the Windows Vista operating system.
      NOTE:Before you begin, make sure that the product is connected to your computer.
      To scan a document using Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
      1. Click the Windows Vista ( ) icon, click All Programs , and then click Windows Photo Gallery .
      2. Click File , and then click Import From Camera or Scanner .
      3. Click Import , and then click Scan .
      Video of scanning with Windows Live Photo Gallery
      The following video demonstrates how to scan with Windows Photo Gallery. The video contains no audio.
      If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
      To scan a document using Paint in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
      1. Click the Windows Vista ( ) icon, click All Programs , click Accessories , and then click Paint .
      2. Click File , and then click Import From Camera or Scanner .
      3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan .
      Video of scanning with Paint
      The following video demonstrates how to scan with Paint. The video contains no audio.
      If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
      The following scan options and file types are available when you scan with WIA drivers:
      Scan Options
      Color picture
      Grayscale picture
      Black and white picture
      Black and white text
      Custom Settings

      • Contrast or Brightness adjustment
      • Resolution (75 - 4800 dpi, within the limits of the scanner model)
      • Picture type (Color, Grayscale, Black and White)
      Supported file types
      .bmp - Bitmap Image File
      .jpg - JPG Image File
      .tif - Tagged Image File
      .png - Portable Network Graphics File
      .pcx - Paintbrush Bitmap Image File
      If you experience an error during scanning, try these general scan troubleshooting steps (c02114802) (in English).
      Workaround
      Perform the following steps if you are unable to scan directly from HP Solution Center in Windows Vista.
      1. Click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Computer .
      2. Double-click Local Disc (C:) .
      3. Double-click Program Files .
      4. Double-click HP .
      5. Double-click Digital Imaging .
      6. Double-click Bin .
      7. Locate and double-click one of the following files. You will only have one to choose from.
        • Hpiscnapp.exe
        • Hpqscnvw.exe
        This will launch the HP Scan application.
      8. Select New Scan , and then change any desired settings to the scan.
      9. Click Accept to save the scan to the desired location.
      10. Follow these steps if you need to save the scan as another file type, such as a .PDF:
        1. Right-click the recently saved file to open it in another application, such as Microsoft Word.
        2. Save the new scan as the desired file type.
      Use one of the following methods to scan a document for the Windows7 operating system.
      NOTE:Before you begin, make sure that the product is connected to your computer.
      To scan a document using Windows Live Photo Gallery in Windows7, follow these steps:
      1. Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , and then click Windows Live Photo Gallery .
        NOTE:If Windows Live Photo Gallery does not appear in the list of programs, you can go to the Microsoft Web site to download it, or try the next method.
      2. Click File , and then click Import From Camera or Scanner .
      3. Click the product you are using to scan, and then click Import .
      4. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan .
      Video of scanning with Windows Live Photo Gallery
      The following video demonstrates how to scan with Windows Live Photo Gallery in Windows 7.
      If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
      To scan a document using Paint in Windows7, follow these steps:
      1. Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click Accessories , and then clickPaint .
      2. Click the Paint button ( ), and then click From Camera or Scanner .
      3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan .
      Video of scanning with Paint
      The following video demonstrates how to scan with Paint in Windows 7.
      If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
      To scan a document using Windows Fax and Scan in Windows7, follow these steps:
      1. Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , and then click Windows Fax and Scan .
      2. Click New Scan .
      3. Make any desired setting changes, and then click Scan .
      Video of scanning with Windows Fax and Scan
      The following video demonstrates how to scan with Windows Fax and Scan in Windows 7.
      If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.
      The following scan options and file types are available when you scan with WIA drivers.
      Scan Options
      Picture : Color, Grayscale, Black and white
      Text : Color, Grayscale, Black and white
      Custom Settings

      • Contrast or Brightness adjustment
      • Resolution (75 - 4800 dpi, within the limits of the scanner model)
      • Picture type (Color, Grayscale, Black and White)
      Supported file types
      .bmp - Bitmap Image File
      .jpg - JPG Image File
      .tif - Tagged Image File
      .png - Portable Network Graphics File
      If you experience an error during scanning, try these general scan troubleshooting steps (c02114802) (in English).
      Workaround
      Perform the following steps if you are unable to scan directly from HP Solution Center in Windows7.
      1. Click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Computer .
      2. Double-click Local Disc (C:) .
      3. Double-click Program Files .
      4. Double-click HP .
      5. Double-click Digital Imaging .
      6. Double-click Bin .
      7. Locate and double-click one of the following files. You will only have one to choose from.
        • Hpiscnapp.exe
        • Hpqscnvw.exe
        This will launch the HP Scan application.
      8. Select New Scan , and then change any desired settings to the scan.
      9. Click Accept to save the scan to the desired location.
      10. Follow these steps if you need to save the scan as another file type, such as a .PDF:
        1. Right-click the recently saved file to open it in another application, such as Microsoft Word.
        2. Save the new scan as the desired file type.
      If you experience an error during scanning, try these general scan troubleshooting steps (c02114802) (in English).
      Perform the following steps if you are unable to scan directly from HP Solution Center in Windows XP.
      1. Click Start , and then click My Computer .
      2. Double-click Local Disc (C:) .
      3. Double-click Program Files .
      4. Double-click HP .
      5. Double-click Digital Imaging .
      6. Double-click Bin .
      7. Locate and double-click one of the following files. You will only have one to choose from.
        • Hpiscnapp.exe
        • Hpqscnvw.exe
        This will launch the HP Scan application.
      8. Select New Scan , and then change any desired settings to the scan.
      9. Click Accept to save the scan to the desired location.
      10. Follow these steps if you need to save the scan as another file type, such as a .PDF:
        1. Right-click the recently saved file to open it in another application, such as Microsoft Word.
        2. Save the new scan as the desired file type.
      Perform the following steps if you are unable to scan directly from HP Solution Center in Windows Vista or Windows7.
      1. Click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Computer .
      2. Double-click Local Disc (C:) .
      3. Double-click Program Files .
      4. Double-click HP .
      5. Double-click Digital Imaging .
      6. Double-click Bin .
      7. Locate and double-click one of the following files. You will only have one to choose from.
        • Hpiscnapp.exe
        • Hpqscnvw.exe
        This will launch the HP Scan application.
      8. Select New Scan , and then change any desired settings to the scan.
      9. Click Accept to save the scan to the desired location.
      10. Follow these steps if you need to save the scan as another file type, such as a .PDF:
        1. Right-click the recently saved file to open it in another application, such as Microsoft Word.
        2. Save the new scan as the desired file type.


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