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 Post subject: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 2:11 pm 
Little Foot
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Does anybody know of a free print program for HP 5510 printer that is compatible with vista? I recently retired my XP rig and my faithful old HP 5510 printer program won't even install on Vista or Windows 7 my two newer desktops. HP has apparently not updated the software for this printer past XP. I guess they feel I should buy a new printer instead. The windows Vista and 7 drivers work the printer but there is no program from HP that I was familiar with. Any third party program that would work out there?


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 Post subject: Re: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:27 pm 
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What printer program? What do you need beyond the drivers?


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 Post subject: Re: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:33 pm 
Little Foot
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The software program that HP originally came with the printer. Vista or Windows 7 will not let you install it. It will only use the drivers that come with Windows. And the Hp print and photo package that came with the printer are no longer compatible. I can print documents but that's about all. No photo printing or scanning, We were used to the HP suite but can no longer install it becaused it's not supported by Vista or 7. So I was hoping I could download an alternate.


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 Post subject: Re: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:44 am 
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run XP mode in win7 pro/ultimate? or if win7 home/vista run XP in a VM? not sure which ones support USB though.


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 Post subject: Re: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:55 am 
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Oh, okay. I think I see what the issue is. I had a similar issue myself (PSC 2350) under Vista. I never did find firm a solution.

I did wipe up a crude scanning application using MODI (Microsoft Office Document Imaging) and WIA (Windows Image Acquisition) that worked well enough to scan an image. Let me see if I can find that for you, it isn't fancy, but it is free. :)

Also, as far as printing, I just used the Photo/Fax viewer to print pictures. Also crude, but free. I have been searching for a good photo print/layout application myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:03 pm 
Little Foot
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Thanks. I'll try those suggestions. This is a good printer and it's not ancient. It bugs me it was updated.


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 Post subject: Re: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:23 pm 
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I didn't forget, but I had another pending request for help I needed to work on first! Digging through my files though. I'll find it soon enough (or re-do it if I have to!).


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 Post subject: Re: Vista doesn't work with HP
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:50 pm 
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I am sorry this took so long. This is quick and dirty, but it works!

http://www.4shared.com/file/PKyirSA7/Sc ... tware.html


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