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67alf22
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Vista-compatable driver for HP scanjet 4400c

How do I get my Vista-based laptop to run my HP scanjet 4400c scanner?
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erico
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Re: Vista-compatable driver for HP scanjet 4400c

Give the driver here a try.




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Re: Vista-compatable driver for HP scanjet 4400c

Reply linked me to a site for a bzillion fixes thru a site that wants money; I'm cheap; was hoping HP had a fix worked out by now, for nothing.  Vista's not that new that there hasn't been time to get adaptions built for all its products.  Can't see making a lot of good equipment obsolete, even with the poor economy we're supposed to be in....

 

Anybody got a really free fix?!

 

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There are no free solutions that I am aware of in getting older HP scanners to work under Vista_much the same scenario when XP came out.Manufacturers hope to sell more new hardware with each new OS release, so most don't write new drivers.

 

At $39.95 Vuescan is cheaper than buying a new scanner, and  highly rated:

 

http://www.hamrick.com/


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Re: Vista-compatable driver for HP scanjet 4400c

Driver Detective didn't fix the problem--have written to them for specific help.  thanks so far.......
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Thanks for the tip---am trying Driver Detective at present, with no solution yet; have written to them about the problem specifically.  Will keep this as a backup if all else fails. 
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Install Sun VirtualBox on your pc, then install a compatible o/s in the virtual pc to access your scanner. good luck
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I've succeeded in installing my Scanjet 4400C, by means of a trick... on Windows 7 rtm 32bit  and now it's perfectly working again

 

 

 

 

I've posted this 'know-how' here  :     http://www.fixya.com/support/t1278979-scanner_not_compatible

 

 

I think it's the same for Vista 32 bit  Regards    

 

 Donald

 

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Hi Donald, could you send the driver or the link to download from? Th e rapidshare link you've mentioned does not work any more. thanks
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 Hi            I've just re-uploaded this driver         http://rapidshare.com/files/284070093/Hewlett-Packard_ScanJet_4400C.zip.html         However the most important tricks are :   1)  You can use  also another XP or win2000 driver from HP site    2) Begin installing HP Precision Scan Pro, after having opened Device Manager. During the installation , you've to look at the driver. As soon as  the scanner hp4400c driver is installed, without  any conflict (you can  retry  more and more) you've to stop installation IMMEDIATELY , using Task Manager and reboot , then verify again  the driver  in Device Manager 3) Install HP Precision scan pro in compatibility with XPSP3 and execute the program  (fixing the box in 'properties) in compatibility with XP SP3  .   In this way my scanner works perfectly.    I've also installed  VUESCAN and the device is working well.     Donald                           

 

 Nete: the scanner doesn't work with Windows7 scan software, but only with its software and Vuescan!              . I've installed this scanner in three PCs, under Windows7 ,  with the same results !                       Regards

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