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Can't get access to HP Solution Centre anymore for scanning.

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When I open my HP Solution Centre icon, previously I used to get access to scanning, but now all I get is a box coming up with a large letter F in a pink background and the letter i in a blue circle. I just can't get beyond this. I have uninstalled and reinstalled again but the same problem persists. HELP PLEASE! Thank you.

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@Hearach 

 

The weird box is the result of Flash having been disabled.

The "wrapper" for the printer software cannot open without it.

 

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 Solution Center GUI - Main Menu - is based on Flash.

Flash is gone and is never coming back.

>>> The GUI that opens the main Solution Center software menu depended on Flash.

 

Short Answer

 

HP Document:

HP Printers - HP Solution Center doesn't open 

 

and

TKB article contributed by HP JessikaV

HP Solution Center not working : Adobe Flash Player Error and Unable to scan

 

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Flash Player is permanently disabled as of 12-Jan-2021

 

The HP Solution center software is based on Flash:

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

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Longer Explanation / Examples

Print software still works with applications. 

Tools and other status reports are explained in your printer's User Guide.

Scan Options - Illustrations and Examples

 

 

1.  Start Scan using HP Scan executable

 

You might be able to simply start HP Scan / Scan using the program executable.

 

For example:

The old Solution Center Scan software is located in "Digital Imaging"

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\

OR

C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\

 

Find and Double-Click on File name / executable:  hpiscnapp.exe 

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Various Software / Applications for Scan

 

2.  Windows Scan  Microsoft Store - Requires Windows 8 or higher

 

3.  Paint- the Original - Paint (mspaint) can be used to scan.

 

4.  NAPS2– “Not Another PDF Scanner”

  • Download-Save-Install >  NAPS2 
  • Not another PDF Scanner – free program scans PDF files and image(s) as .jpeg or PDF file(s).
  • Includes an OCR feature – may need Ghostscript add-on (See NAPS2 forum entry)
  • Read the Support pages for information
  • Download, save, and install the NAPS2 software to use.

 

5.  HP Scan and Capture - Microsoft Store - Requires Windows 8 or higher

Scan_and_Capture_Document-Photo_Settings_1.jpg

 

 

6.  HP Scan Extended

  • Download-Save-Install >  HP Scan Extended 
  • HPSE is a subset an older Full Feature Software suite.  Leave your printer software installed, then install HPSE.
  • HPSE features are very similar to the HP Scan Software released after 2015.

OPTIONAL:  Add HP Scan Extended shortcut to Taskbar / Send to Desktop / Pin to Start

  • Open File Explorer > Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Scan Extended\bin
  • Right-Click HPScan.exe > Select Pin to Taskbar
  • Right-Click HPScan.exe > Select Send to Desktop (Create a Shortcut)
  • Right-Click HPScan.exe > Select Pin to Start

 

Example

NOTE:  Setup is similar for both Image JPEG and PDF scanning

Some options are model dependent.

>>>> Be sure to check / adjust the settings in More >

 

HPSE_Scan-to-PDF_1.jpg

 

HPSE_Scan-to-PDF_1E.jpg

 

7.  Irfanview > Brilliant Free Photo Viewing and Print Software

 

Irfanview requires installation of third party software

 

 Irfanview provides an exceptional software experience that can be used for a variety of scan and print tasks, including the “Mirror” or horizontal flip function plus several other options not found elsewhere.

  • Create a Restore Point (optional, recommended)
  • Download the appropriate version (32bit or 64bit) of the program from the Website and install the program
  • Additional information at the website, including:  FAQ

NOTES

  • Both 32bit and 64bit versions for Windows are available.
  • Irfanview is also available as an Windows 10 Application from the Microsoft Store

For example,

Irfanview 64bit version – Information and Download

Software and All Plugins for 64bit version:  https://www.fosshub.com/IrfanView.html

 

Includes Plugin for creating Multiple-page PDF files for images (Poster or large paper printing)

Includes access (where available) to Scan with HP Twain > Adjust settings > Save

 

How to find Help within the Irfanview software

Once installed, open the software > tab Help

Example help entry:

Vertical/Horizontal Flip

  • Click on the Image Menu, then Vertical Flip. The image will turn upside-down. The left/right orientation will stay the same.
  • Click on the Image Menu, then Horizontal Flip. The image will turn side-to-side, as in a mirror.

 

Note: The effect can be used on a smaller portion (rectangle selection) of an image, as well as the entire image.

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General Example - Irfanview - Scan Setup

Acquire / Batch Scanning

Irfanview_Scan_Images_1.JPG

 

Irfanview can be used for printing images / photos.

Example - Simple Print

Irfanview_Print_to_Size_2.JPG

 

Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

Open Support Home

Enter the name of your HP device

 

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