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Daza1
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Where can I download Scanning software for this printer?

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HP Deskjet 2540
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I used to have a program on my PC where i could scan a document in the printer from my pc and i could save it on my computer and control the scanner from the computer, rescan etc. But since upgrading to Windows 10 i have lost the software. I have looked on the official HP Software downloads, downloaded the latest software for this printer but no software for scanning.  I can scan manually at the printer itself but that is like photo-copying rather than getting the images on your computer so you can attach it to an email etc.

 

I managed to find the install disc but that doesn't seem to have the scanning software either.

 

Any ideas where i can download the software? i am sure it was HP software not 3rd party.

 

Thanks

 

I don't understand why it is not on the disc or an option to install when installing the software for the printer itself.

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Hi,

Thanks for using the HP Support Community.

Can you download and install the FULL featured printer software from HP for your operating system:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-deskjet-2540-all-in-one-printer-series/5295960

Once you have downloaded and installed the FULL feature software, you will be able to print and scan.

Hope that helps.



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Thanks for your reply.

 

Yeah that is the file i downloaded earlier today and installed, it said i already had 2 of the three already installed- Photo Creations. So i installed that as well to see if that had anything to do with scanning but doesn't. So that is a dead end.

 

From memory i think the program i am thinking of was something called like HP Suite or something, i am not entirely sure but it had a standalone launcher and desktop icon just for scanning. It has been ages since i used it in the past.

 

Is there any other scanner apps that work with a variety of HP one-in-all HP printers? or some kind of HP Studio or whatever that has a scanner app?

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Hi, 

Can you try this standalone app:

 

HP Scan Extended

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/scanners/HPScanExt/HPScanExt.msi

Once it's downloaded and installed, go to Start > All Programs > HP > HP Scan Extended > Run "HP Scan Extended"

Hope that helps!



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