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Scanner Actions & Printer Preference sections missing from Solutions Center

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I have just bought a Photosmart 6510 e All-in-one. I had no problem setting it up on my laptop and easily set it up on an old desktop PC. However I noticed in the HP Solutions Centre on the laptop that two sections are missing from this - 'Scanner Actions' and 'Printer Preferences'. The only sections appearing on the laptop's page are Web connected solutions, Shopping resources, Help & Support and Privacy Disclosures. However the missing sections both appear on my desktop PC's Solutions Center. How can I get them to appear on the laptop's Solutions Center?

 

The Solutions Center I am referring to is the page that appears when I click on All Programs/ HP/ HP Photosmart 6510 Series/ HP Photosmart 6510 Series or the printer icon.

 

Desktop PC -  Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit)

Laptop - Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

 

EDIT: I have completely rewritten this post, including the title as I was using the wrong terminology so hopefully it now makes more sense and I can get an answer to my problem. Maybe even an expert one!

 

Apologies in advance to moderators if I have done the wrong thing by rewriting this, sorry.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Scanner Actions & Printer Preference sections missing from Solutions Center

Due to a lot going on in my life I never got to call HP. However yesterday I did something stupid and had to reformat my hard drive. As a result of this I had a clean slate to work with, and last night I was finally able to install the missing Scanner Actions and Printer Preferences. What I noticed when installing this time was that I had an additional item that I could choose to install from the full feature driver, called Smart something-or-other (sorry, can't remember full title), which had definitely not appeared in the list before (this is the same list that includes HP Photo Creations). I don't know why this wasn't there previously, but perhaps it could have been that I installed the printer in a diifferent order from that below. It could just have been because info regarding my previous printer, which I had uninstalled, was somehow still resident on my PC. The order I completed the installation in this time was - 1) go to Devices and Printers, add a printer, choose the Photosmart 6510 series with the URL that only consisted of numbers & dots, I.e. NOT the one with http// in front of it (which is the link to the eprint centre) 2) download the full feature driver from the HP website, run this and choose the items to install. Et voila!
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Re: Scanner Actions & Printer Preference sections missing from Solutions Center

Hi,

 

To clarify, HP solution center is utilized on prior models. The software title our newest models use when accessing via All Programs/ HP/ HP Photosmart 6510 Series/ HP Photosmart 6510 Series or the printer icon or the desktop icon is simply 'HP software'.

 

First run the following utility and let me know what results you have

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=oj-96506-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&...=

 

Make sure you have installed the printer with the latest software - a quick uninstall - All Programs/ HP/ HP Photosmart 6510 Series/ HP Photosmart 6510 Series- uninstall and reinstall using the link below will insure this

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-100190-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en...=

 

Do you have any anti-virus or 3rd party firewalls on the notebook? If so, what type and version info.

 

thanks!

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If you see a prompt during software installation to check or uncheck scan to computer make sure it is checked as well

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Apologies for wrong terminology re calling this area as the HP Solutions Center. The screen actually doesn't have a name so I didn't know what else to call it.

 

As per your instructions I completed first action and there were no issues found.

 

I then completed second action and there it made no difference. I still don't have the scanner actions or print preferences menus. When I uninstalled the driver the dialogue said the basic driver was being uninstalled. When i then reinstalled the (full) driver it still said that the basic driver was being installed!

 

I don't get a prompt during software installation to check or uncheck scan to computer. i had a look at my firewall and all files starting with HP are accepted.

 

I use Winows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials for anti-virus. I also have another sort of anti-virus/ anti-fraud thing related to my online banking called Previx. I could disable or uninstall thisprogramme if necessary, as it is just a nice to have rather than essential. I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

 

Hoping you will be able to help.

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" Winows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials for anti-virus. I also have another sort of anti-virus/ anti-fraud thing related to my online banking called Previx. I could disable or uninstall thisprogramme if necessary, as it is just a nice to have rather than essential. I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware."

 

Which of the above programs are also used on the desktop? All of them?

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They are all running on my laptop

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So both computers have the same firewalls and anti virus programs installed? Sorry I just want to be clear on that

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Apologies mtbaughs, I missed your reference to the desktop. The desktop is rarely used as it is very slow and on its way out which is why I need to get the laptop & printer set up properly. It is not therefore a mirror image of the laptop, which is only a year old with a very high spec and is used on a daily basis.

 

On the desktop I am running Windows Firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials for anti-virus and also Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The desktop DOES NOT have Prevx installed on it.

 

I will therefore uninstall Prevx from the laptop to see if that makes a difference to whatever it is that you call the printer control software. If not then I will uninstall and reinstall the drivers as previous. I will then report back on this post.

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Perfect, uninstall Prevx and than open the HP software and see if those options appear. If not, uninstall the HP software and reinstall. See if those options appear. If not go ahead and reinstall prevx as we've ruled that out. Sorry for the additional work but I'm trying to narrow things down through the process of elimination.

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Re: Scanner Actions & Printer Preference sections missing from Solutions Center

Hi mtbaughs. I uninstalled Prevx from my laptop, rebooted, then uninstalled and reinstalled the HP driver, then rebooted again. Unfortunately this made no difference. I still don't have the scanner actions and printer preferences sections in the Printer Panel on my laptop.

Incidentally, one thing that did appear on my desktop was the link to the ePrinter Center which hadn't before. Previously I had just had to send a shortcut from when I was on the Internet,

Can I ask, are you based in the US or the UK? Since I am in the UK it is now midnight so I am logging off now. If you have any more suggestions I would appreciate your response. Many thanks.
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