Did you already tried by going directlty to an application like Office and
scan directly from there.
When using the basic driver you will not have any scanner application, and
you scan directly from an application.
As you already mentioned that you are able to scan from the EWS [via IE]
then you should also be able to scan from an application over the network.
I only see one issue I had not checked on earlier, in Office 2007 there is
no way to do that as I just found out that the From Scanner or Camera option
in Office 2007 is not available, after I tried to look for it myself, found
the answer in Help:
"What happened to the From Scanner or Camera option for adding pictures to a
The From Scanner or Camera option for adding pictures to a document is not
available in Microsoft Office Word 2007. Instead, you can add pictures from
your camera or scanner by downloading the pictures to your computer first
and then copying them from your computer into Word.
After you download a picture to your computer, do the following:
1.. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Picture. "
The difference between the "canned"driver in the OS and the HP driver, is
that the basic HP driver will give you Print/Scan, while with the
"canned"you will only be able to print.
So if you have an application like Office 2003 or any application where you
can use the From scanner or Camera, you should be able to scan.
Grtz. Albert www.sabroso.cjb.net
"Gene" <Gene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks very much for the quick reply Alan! I can understand the network
> scanning limitation, and acknowledge HP states the driver they currently
> posted is "basic". If you check the link
> I think you'd have to admit that step 3 is a bit misleading, and implies
> operation - albeit limited - over a wireless network for both printing and
> scanning. Oh well, I'll wait on the fully functional driver package.
> But is there a reason that Vista is not discovering my printer over the
> network? I can add my printer using Vista (and the "canned" drivers that
> with Vista) but shouldn't it automatically discover the printer and
> the HP driver? Otherwise I don't see the need for the minimal driver on
> Thanks again!
> "Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:
>> HP does not yet support network scan in Vista. They are working on this.
>> Alan Morris
>> Windows Printing Team
>> Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> "Gene" <Gene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I upgraded to Microsoft Vista (Ultimate if it matters) Tuesday night.
>> > attempted to install the HP Vista driver for this all-in-one device,
>> > the
>> > install program appears to run correctly, files are showing as being
>> > extracted via the animation, and after about 20 seconds or so I get a
>> > window
>> > indicating that four device options have been installed and are ready
>> > to
>> > go.
>> > But no printer or scanner discovery by Vista ever occurs, nor is there
>> > any
>> > rudimentary device management software that installs with the HP
>> > package
>> > (the
>> > latter may be normal - HP states that this is a "basic" driver package
>> > on
>> > their website). I am able to install the printer using the "add a
>> > printer"
>> > function (uses the Vista drivers I assume), but I have been unable to
>> > add
>> > the
>> > scanner to-date.
>> > The printer/scanner/fax is definitely connected to the network (I can
>> > get
>> > to
>> > it via IE at it's IP address). For some reason Vista isn't discovering
>> > it.
>> > Is
>> > this a Vista issue, a driver issue, or is it possible my network
>> > configuration is somehow preventing Vista from discovering it??
>> > REALLY appreciate any ideas or suggestions...