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HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus - How to enable scan to computer?
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Ed41041972
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I cannot get my HP Officejet Pro 8500A to activate the scanner

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drroger32
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My new HP Pav-dv7 Laptop computer's "scan to computer activated" program works just fine.  But on my HP Pav-HPE Desktop computer, it does not work.

 

Please send a step-by-step instruction on how to get my Desktop "scan to computer activated" to work. Thanks . . .

 

 

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Serita
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When I updated my PC to windows 7, 32 bit, despite all of HP's recommendations, I cannot get the scanner to work for the wireless HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus.  It will not activate.  The printer works fine.  I thought it was a driver issue, however, HP has not updated the driver thai I know of.  HELP PLEASE ASAP

 

Very frustrated in Upper Marlboro

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Ed41041972
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This worked for me. It said I had two 8500A computers on USB and the other was Network I double clicked on the Network one and then I could see the Scan Actibvate option.

 

Thanks

Ed Martin

Fletcher, NC

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spring2012
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I am Joseph, I am having similar trouble to Scan to computer!
After performed "ACTIVATE SCAN TO COMPUTER" and finally came to press "Start Scan" on the printer control panel, I got the
error message: " Connection error, the connection to the computer has been lost, Or HP scan application cannot detect the OCR software, Check the computer Screen...." What can I do? Help!!
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Yaniv14
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Hi Joseph,

 

You need to enable 2 services (activate & start)

 

1) Shell Hardware Detection

2) Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

 

Go to start and type "services.msc" press enter, switch to standard (at the bottom) and look for the 2 i mentioned above.

 

Hope it works

 

Good Luck

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spring2012
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 Hi Yaniv14,

 

Thank  you so much for your  kind Reply and Solution suggestion!!  It works wonderfully!  Your suggested procedure to

 

Run in the START  the program  " services.msc"  to Activate and Start the two services:

 

Shell Hardware Detection , and Windows Imaging Acquition  finally change the services status from

 

"stopped"  to  "Started"  revive and Restore my Scanner function!!

 

I think anyone having scanning problems  (especially because Windows Imaging Services is not running...) should

 

try Yaniv14's solution method!!  Thanks again to Yanif14  and the HP Support Forum!!    

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arthouse
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How about enabling to scan to a mac?

I am having the same problem where the printer says no compter found.

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mollywood
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I am having the same problem on a Mac. Any answers??

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mollywood
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Did you ever figure it out for a mac?
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