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how to install a WIA driver for HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

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I have the above printer and new Dell Inspirion desktop computer.  Both are bluetooth and today when I went to scan a document, the printer said "To scan to a computer, make sure that the scanning software has been installed and configured on your computer.'   Windows:  Open the HP printer.   I have never had this message.  I un-installed the printer and re-installed it but am getting the same results.  Was told to install a WIA driver but don't know what to do next.

 

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@Archerlove wrote:

I have the above printer and new Dell Inspirion desktop computer.  Both are bluetooth and today when I went to scan a document, the printer said "To scan to a computer, make sure that the scanning software has been installed and configured on your computer, .....


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The printer does not support Bluetooth. Sounds like you have not install printer software and drivers to your Dell  computer. Please download the following package and install to your computer

 

       http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software13/printers/OJ6970/OJ6970__Full_WebPack_1975.exe

 

Note: HP 697x (where x=0 to 9) printers use same software and drivers.

 

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The printer is definitely blue tooth

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@Archerlove wrote:

The printer is definitely blue tooth


No, it only has:

 

Connectivity

 

HP ePrint capability Yes Mobile printing capability HP ePrint
Apple AirPrint™
Mopria™-certified
Wireless Direct printing 4 
Wireless capability

  • Yes, built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n

Connectivity, standard

  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 Host USB
  • 1 Ethernet
  • 1 Wireless 802.11b/g/n
  • 1 RJ-11 fax

Its full specs

  http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/printers/product-detail.html?oid=11161266#!tab=specs

 

Wireless and Bluetooth are 2 different things.

 

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Why would it have worked until today?

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@Archerlove wrote:

Why would it have worked until today?


Hi,

 

Windows and/or HP updates may remove something. Please download an run the following tool:

      http://ftp.hp.com/pub/printers/hppsdr/HPPSdr.exe

It may fix the problem for you. If not, post back full error message(s).

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I downloaded your link thank you and said download failed and says make sure computer is connected to printer - I followed everything the link said to do - it looked like is was loading

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