Saturday, 2 February 2008

How to install an HP ScanJet 2200c scanner on Windows Vista


In its questionable wisdom, HP has decided not to support some of its older scanning hardware for Windows Vista. Here's what it says on its website:

"We are sorry to inform you that there will be no Windows Vista support available for your HP product. Therefore your product will not work with Windows Vista.
If you are using the Windows Vista operating system on your computer, please consider upgrading to a newer HP product that is supported on Windows Vista. HP has numerous products on the market that support Windows Vista."
It's clearly a commercial - rather than an environmental or customer service - decision. I bought my scanner - see picture above - in the summer of 2002 and it was still working perfectly on Windows XP. HP would clearly prefer their customers to buy a new Vista-supported scanner.

Anyway, there shouldn't be any need. It is possible to install an HP ScanJet 2200c scanner on Windows Vista using Vista's compatibility settings. Here's how (my solution is based on this post on iP3K, to whom much thanks):

  1. IMPORTANT! Unplug your scanner.
  2. Download the ScanJet 2200c driver software from the HP website.
  3. Right-click on the file you have just dowloaded (by default named sj646en.exe) and select Properties and then the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for: and then select Windows XP (Service Pack 2) from the drop-down menu. Click OK.
  5. Double-click on the file named sj646en.exe to install the scanner software and drivers. You may see a Security Warning dialogue warning you that the publisher could not be verified. The file comes from the HP website, so it is safe. Click Run. You may then see a WinZip Self-Extractor dialogue. Take note of the folder that it is being unzipped to i.e. the default location is c:\sj646. Then click Unzip. The Setup program should start automatically. Make sure you exit all Windows programs before proceeding with the Setup program. Proceed through the series of dialogues to install the program.
  6. Once it has finished installing, go to the folder in which it was installed i.e. the default location is C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan LTX (unless you changed it during the installation process) and sort the contents of that folder by type (this will be easier if you are using the Details setting in Views).
  7. There should be 9 Application (.exe) files:
    • hpgreg.exe
    • hpipcopy.exe
    • hppsapp.exe
    • hpsjrreg.exe
    • pietro.exe
    • regipe.exe
    • sendAOL.exe
    • sendMapi.exe
    • SendTo.exe.
    Repeat step 3 and 4 for each of these files i.e. set their compatibility mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 2).
  8. Now plug in your scanner. Windows Vista should recognize the hardware and use the drivers already installed.
The only problems I've found so far are that the scanner occasionally crashes, depending on how friendly Vista is feeling at that particular moment. Plus, the quick start buttons on the front of the scanner itself don't appear to work. But, on the whole, it works like a joy.

I was very disappointed with HP's (lack of) support policy. Even though I'm very happy with the product itself (and my HP LaserJet 1000 series printer - see picture left - which does work on Windows Vista without any problems), I may take my custom elsewhere next time because of this unsustainable after-"care".

Update (6 March 2015): My HP LaserJet 1000 series printer is still going strong! Here's how I got it to work on my Mac.

174 comments:

  1. Great article!! When I read the comment on the hp homepage, I thought I had to throw away my scanner, but your instructions work a like charm. Thanks again!

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  2. Thanks. Glad to be able to pass on useful information I had found elsewhere and save you throwing away a perfectly usable scanner. I have since been having problems with my scanner repeatedly and unpredictably crashing. If you experience similar problems or know how to avoid them, do let me know.

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  3. Another "thank you" for saving me throwing away a perfectly good scanner. I have (so far) not experienced any crashes, and managed to get a couple scans done in Vista that I desperately needed.

    Plus 10 points to you, minus several million to HP.

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  4. Congralutations!
    Your instructions works fine. Now I can use my old (but still working fine) scanner in Windows Vista.
    Please, collect more one "thank you" ...

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  5. Works like a charm! Another six years (hopefully) of service for my still excellent HP scanjet 2200c.

    Tanks for posting!

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  6. Muchas gracias, ya puedo usar el scanner, funciona perfectamente, un saludo.

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  7. all was right till I ran the programm... the scanner doesn't react. I know you said that this could happen but... is it always like that?? I'm not sure.. please answer the comment! I need to scan!! >.<

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  8. Hi gserrano. It does that sometimes, I'm afraid (especially to me). I haven't found a solution yet. Try restarting your computer and unplugging the scanner. Then, when you try again, don't run any other programs except the scanner software. Sorry I can't be of any more help!

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  9. ok, thanks, and don't worry about it... I must give time to time^^ thanks for your help!

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  10. Following your instructions was as easy as falling off a slick log. They worked too.

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  11. Followed your instructions and my scanner now workers with Vista! Thanks!

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  12. okay, this doesn't work. sj646en.exe is an unzipper, and then it unzips to a folder which has "setup.exe" and such in it, which doesn't work even in compatibility mode. thanks for nothing.

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  13. A mi se me instalo solo, por otro medio diferente a este...
    hola, hp tiene muy buenos productos, pero que mal que no quiera dar soporte a productos no tan antiguos, ellos dicen que nos compremos un scaner hp nuevo, pero si el antiguo aun funciona y muy bien... que mal...
    mis pasos fueron los siguientes...
    1.- busque los drivers para vista en www.hp.com y me encontre con el mensaje que todos conocemos, que dice que hp no sacara driver vista para este scaner
    2.- conecte el scaner y deje que vista buscara drivers por todos lados, en el equipo y en linea, y no encontro nada..
    3.- busque en google y tampoco encontre drives, solo decian que con vuescan a algunos les funcionaba y a otros no...
    4.- baje el vuescan, lo instale, trate de usar el vuescan pero decia que no habia encontrado ningun scaner... y me di por vencido...
    5.- apage la pc y tuve que utilizar el xp para escanear...
    6.- volvi al windos vista y al arrancar dijo que habia encontrado un dispositivo nuevo.. era el ScanJet 2200c, que bien intente utilizar el vuescan y funciono....
    7.- ahora instale el HP Precision Scan LTX que tenia para windows xp y funciono casi a la perfeccion, el pequeño problema fue que cuando quiero guardar los archivos en jpg me los guarda como bmp... pero ese ya es un problema "menor"
    Hugobless

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  14. I'm sorry to those of you for whom these instructions don't work. I realize how frustrating it can be. I just wanted to share a solution that had worked for me (and appears to work for a number of others), but I wasn't promising a universal guarantee of success. There are so many variables with hardware configurations, operating systems, and computer literacy. If you can be more specific about problems you've been having following my instructions, I will try to help. Just commenting that it "doesn't work" doesn't give me anything to go on.

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  15. These instructions worked perfectly. Thanks to you my old scanner is up and running!

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  16. Execellent. Works like a charm.
    Thanks a million. You just saved me cost of a new scanner.

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  17. Hi,
    your solution worked perfectly here *until* I was stupid enough to try and use the Scanjet as a copier using one of the Scanjet's auxiliary programmes. Now the scanner gets stuck in some sort of endless "lamp warming up" loop whenever I try to start the HP Scanjet software.
    This has happened before. However, when I installed Vista SP1 my scanner suddenly worked again so clearly this must be some registry issue. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks! Glenn in Belgium

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  18. Thanks for saving my hp2200c from the scrapheap - C in Manchester

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  19. Thanks Christopher, Is this supported under VistaSP1?
    Will try this and report back any issues.

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  20. Hi Saad,

    I'm running Windows Vista SP1 and it works for me (if it's in the mood). I still haven't figured out why it sometimes fails, though. It tends to work best when the system has just booted up and no other programs are running.

    Yours aye,
    Chris

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  21. gooed stuff! works excellent!!!

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  22. don't do it... gave me endless cycles of BSOD ndis.sys errors. had to reinstall vista all over again. was great idea but...

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  23. Thanks for this! I was able to install it with no problem at all, although I haven't tried scanning yet. Hopefully everything will be OK. Thanks again! Ü

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  24. It works perfectly!. Thank you so much. And by the way, the comment posted on july 6 was made by someone from HP :)

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  25. My Hero - followed your instructions
    and scanning no problems:-)thank you.

    Nellie - Aotearoa NZ

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  26. Hi! Thanks so much for your help. I thought i have to buy a new scanner but not yet.
    Thanks.

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  27. Thank you very vry much my dear

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  28. Thank You for the simple instructions! I'm semi-computer illiterate, but cold easily follow these to get the scanner to work.

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  29. The clear instructions worked perfectly on a Toshiba Vista Service Pack 1. Now the scanner works. Thank you.

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  30. Muchas gracias por las indicaciones, funcionaron perfectamente. Me salvaste de una estrategia de venta muy baja por parte de HP.

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  31. October 2007, Vista Home Basic


    *** IT WORKS PERFECTLY ***


    Thank you

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  32. Thank you!

    The old groaning scanner has been saved!

    Step 5 could be expanded to assist those folks who might not be familiar with zip files...the downloaded file needs to be extracted before the setup file can be run to install.

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  33. HI Thanks very much. this was of great help. i could atleast use the scanner for some more time cheers :))

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  34. Hi I followed the instructions, but when I plugged my scanner back in a window popped up asking for the driver information (location) it is not finding it automatically & I did not want to take a chance and install the wrong driver. Need help to finish installing driver to my Vista w/SP1 for my 2200c scanner.
    Many thanks.....Dayle

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  35. Great ! My old scanner now works (almost) perfectly with my new computer.
    Many thanks !

    Laurent

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  36. This is in response to the anonymous comment on Thursday 30 October at 5.04pm:

    I have done as you suggested and expanded step 5 to explain how to unzip the file. This experience might be slightly different for each user depending on their default system settings i.e. they may have another program set as their default file unzipper. It should be pretty straightforward and familiar if you've been using a PC and the internet regularly within the last 10 years. Hope that helps. Thanks for your input.

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  37. Hi Dayle,

    Sorry I haven't responded until now. Are you still having problems installing your scanner? Have you tried selecting C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan LTX as the driver location (assuming you installed it in the default location - see step 6)? When I installed my scanner (as per the instructions) Windows Vista recognized the hardware and drivers automatically. I hope it works for you!

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  38. hay i had tried that u had advised but it is not working what to do.....

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  39. I have done as you suggested bt it doesn't work...windows Vista don't recognize the hardware installed. whyy?????

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  40. I'm sorry I can't help those who are having problems. The purpose of this post was just to pass on information that worked for me. I don't expect it will work for everyone as there are so many variables.

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  41. Thanks a lot, it works perfectly. makes one wonder about HP!

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  42. Wow! It works, I can hardly believe it! When I extracted the package, the content was not the same you wrote... but I used the procedure of set the compatibility mode to the Setup file. That´s all. I can use again the scanner with Vista.

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  43. Bloody marvelous, I got as far as modifying the original softwar to run as xp but didn't think to modify each exe file seperately.

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  44. I had my HP2200 scanner connected when i installed Vista, have set exes to run in compatibility mode but when i run the software, it will not find the scanner. Any help would be much appreciated as to how i can overcome this problem.

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  45. Martin H,

    Try installing the software with your scanner disconnected. Only plug in the scanner once you have followed all the instructions.

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  46. Thanks, i will give this a try tonight

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  47. The only solution I have had results is using Vuescan. Surprisingly, after installing it, I can also use the usual interface of the HP Scanjet 2200 (before Vuescan, I had done what this blog wrote: install drivers in compatibility mode). Vuescan is commercial so you will have to buy the license or find serial...

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  48. Thank you so much! You made my day (night actually). My Scanjet 2200C is now working with Vista, hooraay!: ))

    I'd treat you with caramel custard if you lived closer; )

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  49. Caramel custard? Hmm...Sounds good. Where are you writing from? You could post it...

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  50. no he consegudo nada se queda calentando la lampara siempre ,llevo un año intentadolo pero muchas gracias por las instrucciones

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  51. I am running Vista Home Premium 64-bit... even though it does install and follow the instructions as you posted but it does not work. As soon as I power the scanner after I install the software/driver, it could not find the drivers for it.

    I think there are two things different here:

    1.) I installed the drivers from the original CD when you suppose to run the sj646en.exe (I don't think it makes a difference)

    2.) Since I am running a 64-bit OS, there are no 64-bit drivers supported.

    Looks like I might have to buy a new scanner

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  52. Hi Al,

    I'm sorry it hasn't worked for you. Please do try installing the drivers from the sj646en.exe file rather than the CD. I initially tried installing it from my CD and it didn't work. Please note that in steps 3-5 you need to run sj646en.exe in compatibility mode. That could be the difference. If you try that and there's still no joy, you may have to buy a new scanner. Good luck and let me know how you go!

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  53. Thanks from Galicia(Spain), I love you so much....

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  54. nah doesn't work THE SCAN PROGRAM JUST IS NOT RESPONDING - NEVER DID ANDY PROGRAM DO THAT ON VISTA

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  55. PERFECT. Thanks SO much for posting this info. Works like a charm!

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  56. I have followed carefully step by step the tutorial but, at the end Windows Vista doesn't recognize the hardware

    I followed this tutorial and it works

    1) Install the latest version of Vuescan (for Windows Vista)
    2)Go to the device manager in Vista (rightclick "Computer" then select
    "Magage" then "Device Manager". Rightclick on the Scanjet (it should be
    visible when you plug in the USB cable for the scanner, but it will have
    an explanation mark) then select to update driver software. Point to the
    vuescan folder (e.g C:\Program Files\vuescan) It will find a driver and
    install. That's it. You can use the vuescan application which is pretty
    good, but make sure you purchase it when the trial runs out.

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  57. DomeHeid

    I had a chance to try it out about what you said about download the file and install it that way... I tried it again and it did not work... However I did tried to install it on my laptop that has Vista Basic. It did work and in addition to that... I only have to change the properties to Win XP on the file.

    Overall, I do have to buy a scanner for my 64-bit OS PC but using the scanner with my laptop will buy me some time before I can get another scanner.

    Conclusion... it is a hit and miss but I believe that the method will work on certain Vista versions and uses a 32-bit OS, however, by reading the other comments... does not work for everyone.

    Thanks though

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  58. Hi Al,

    Sorry it hasn't worked for you. Did you uninstall the old attempt and restart Windows before trying to install it again on your 64-bit system?

    My laptop is also 32-bit Vista Basic.

    That scanner was made before 64-bit ever existed, so maybe that is a permanent compatibility issue. I don't know.

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  59. Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Woweeeeee!! You are a wonder indeed!!
    I am a complete idiot when it comes to computers!!
    Your instructions worked like a charm!! Smooth sailing!! I can't thank you enough!! Thank you for saving my perfectly working HP Scanjet 2200c!!! I am really happy!!!!

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  60. nice job....grettings from Slovenia

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  61. i believe one thank you is very little, so 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    should be enough

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  62. These instructions worked on Acer Aspire, except the .exe files were already set to XP compatibility. Scanner was not recognized until reboot --after that, it works. Thanks!

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  63. He seguido las instrucciones y me ha funcionado, en primera instancia no, pero al volver a hacerlo y apagar el ordenar después de reiniciar funcionó perfectamente.
    PUEDO DECIR QUE FUNCIONA Y MUCHAS GRACIAS me niego a engordar las arcas de HP. os dejo mi correo por si necesitais algo jamunozp1@terra.es

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  64. Hi, first of all great article... Everything seemed to work fine up to the part where I pluged in the scanner... I then opened the driver program and it said "No Scanner Found"... Any ideas?

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  65. @Cal Malouin: Erm...make sure the scanner is plugged in. Try restarting Windows. What do you mean by "driver program"? Do you mean the PrecisionScan LTX software program (hppsapp.exe)?

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  66. Yes, hppsapp.exe

    And I will try restarting my computer soon

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  67. Ok, it still does not work... Here is the exact error message:
    "Sorry, scanner could not be initialized."
    "(Scanner not found)"

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  68. @Cal: I'm sorry, I don't know what else to advise. Try uninstalling it completely (including the drivers) and follow the instructions again exactly. Sometimes it is temperamental. It doesn't always work for me. Try running the scan software for the first time after a restart when no other programs are running. These instructions are just what worked for me. They're not guaranteed to work for everyone since there are so many variables.

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  69. Just followed your steps and it worked perfectly. Its definately something to increase sales if there is a way to solve the problem.

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  70. I have the same problem as Cal..."Sorry, scanner could not be initialized."
    "(Scanner not found)"
    I have the 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium. Could that be why it fails to work?. I noticed Al has problems with 64 bit OS also.

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  71. @Jeffs0418: 64-bit Vista could be the problem. My system is certainly 32-bit.

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  72. thanks man, even though this sucker is old i finally got it to work on my new pc, thanks for the help!

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  73. Hello Domeheid,
    Thanks for the great tip, it works like charm for me.

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  74. Worked fine on my 32bit Vista. Did not work on my 64bit Vista machine.

    That might be the reason for some users finding it to work and others ot.

    Thanks mate, you saved me quite a bit of money.
    And suddenly I sont like HP that much anymore...

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  75. Thank you Chris!
    After a couple of reboots it´s a little shaky but works just fine. Thanks for taking your time to share this information.

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  76. No me funciona! auxilio!!!

    Edgarjapser@gmail.com

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  77. A mi tampoco me va... se me instala bien y me reconoce el escaner, pero se queda en "calentando lámpara". Vamos... que no me lo escanea... se apaga la luz que indica que el escaner funciona... no sé si me explico ^^. Sabéis cuál puede serel fallo?? Agradeceria respuestas =)

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  78. Hi, it doesn't work properly. Warning up the lamp... what can I do? thanks for your kind help!!!

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  79. Thank you so much for sharing this kind of information Christopher.
    The first time I tried this it didn’t work but then I tried again this morning and is working fine now.

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  80. Please read through the previous comments for some advice if this didn't work for you first time. A reboot sometimes helps.

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  81. Hi there!
    Thanks so much for sharing your expertise in this matter! We had bought an Epson scanner to replace our perfectly fine HP scanner because HP wouldn't provide an updated driver to work with Vista. The new scanner was HORRIBLE, so decided to try your method. It worked! :-D JOY!
    This is on a Vista 32-bit machine. We agree tht HP is letting its customers down with their hard-nosed attitude; in fact, we refuse to buy any more HP products, not just scanners, but also printers etc. They have taken to "dirty tricks" in their printers/cartridges in recent years so that perfectly good ink cartridges can "expire" and not work--all too suggestive of CORPORATE GREED RUN AMOK! Will buy CANON and other brands instead.
    Many thanks again.

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  82. thank u buddy very very very much

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  83. It works. Dear HP: fu*k you!

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  84. Hey Domeheid,

    Your instructions were fantastic and I could install my old scanner with my vista. Thanks a bunch for your technical guidance.

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  85. I'm running Windows 7 RC and the instructions you gave work on it as well. HP can kiss all of our asses...

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  86. HP is a criminal company.

    They should release the open source drivers.

    They just want people to THROW AWAY their electronics that WORK!

    F&^* them.

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  87. Your instructions plus a reboot worked for my Vista 32-bit system. Danke sehr!

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  88. THANK YOU!
    MY ALMOST NEW SCANNER WORKS JUST FINE!!

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  89. Thak you! It works fine on Windows 7 too! Great.

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  90. THANKS A LOT! IT WORKS GREAT WITH WINDOWS 7!

    PS It works only with x86.

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  91. Has anyone had success with Vista 64 Bit system, it doesnt seem to find it once installed.

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  92. I don't get it! Mine still does not work on my vista & I followed the instructions VER BATIM! I still get a message that says, "Sorry scanner could not be initialized. (Scanner not found)"! What does that mean???? Please help me.

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  93. In fact, here is a snapshot:

    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n158/freewaydog_2006/pc%20game%20probs/scannerprob.jpg

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  94. @freewaydog: It just means hard luck, I'm afraid. It doesn't work for everyone. There's plenty of evidence for this in earlier comments.

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  95. This really sux! I just have to get a new scanner! :(

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  96. Just wanted to say thanks, everything worked for my 2200c on Vista. Thanks.

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  97. Hasn't worked yet for me. I have Vista 64 bit. Tried everything from trying to reinstall to rebooting...Nothing. Says that scanner could not be initialized when trying to open the scanner and when installing asks me to insert my disk which I did then says that the scanner is not supported. Any ideas for troubleshooting? I have also checked all the compatibility options.

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  98. @Anonymous: This solution appears not to work for Vista 64-bit. Sorry, no further suggestions.

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  99. Hello Everyone, thanks for the helpful article. I got my scanjet 2200c working under Windows 7 x64 using vuescan 8.5 after doing the following steps:

    Disable driver signing on Windows 7 with this commands on an Administrator command prompt:

    bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

    bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON

    Reboot your computer.

    Plug in your scanner.

    Go to device manager and find your scanner, it should have a ! sign indicating it has no driver installed.

    Right click your scanner and select install or update driver. Find your vuescan folder (c:\vuescan\ by default) and select the scanners.inf file.

    After the driver installs, you can use Vuescan with your scanner.

    And remember all this when considering HP for your next purchase.

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  100. Scanning isn't a problem... the problem it's the saving in archive format. It accept only bmp.

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  101. we had two of those scanjet hp in the family and it works! great....
    driver til scanjet skriver til vista
    takk, norway DB

    who knows how to trick the laserjet hp6 via the router?

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  102. Connected my HP Scanjet 2200C today and installed the original HP software (for XP) on Windows 7 Ultimate.
    Plugged-in the scanner, was immediately recognized by Windows and works perfectly with Adobe Acrobat 9, SnagIt 9 a.s.o.
    Doesn't mean you should go for Windows 7 but ...

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  103. Puuuutin. It works. I`m very glad. Thank you very much. How peopels find the way like that.

    Evgeny.

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  104. I didn't follow the instructions. I don't see the files you say.
    I only have downloaded and installed the file (with scanner unplugged), then i plugged the scanner and it started working immediatly (on windows vista)

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  105. yeap... this only saves .bmp
    well... it's better than nothing... i don't new scanner now... lol

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  106. The HP 2200c works on Windows 7 x64 if using just the Vuescan software and its included driver. No special driver or Windows configuration required. Just install Vuescan, and it will automatically install its driver for the HP 2200c.

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  107. You've done a great service to all mankind. I run Vista 32 and this worked like a charm.

    Muchas gracias!

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  108. Does anybody know if Domheid's procedure work for HP Scanjet 3300C for Vista and win 7. I got my HP Scanjet 2200c to work with the procedure. Now I want to get the Scanjet 3300c to work on another computer

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  109. Thank you very much! I followed your instructions step by step and my since more than one year stillstanding scanner works again perfect! Thank you again!

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  110. It works! thanx for the instructions!

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  111. First thank you for 2010! Works like a charm, I'm soo glad I don't have to throw away my brother's scanner!

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  112. Thank you for this post puts HP to shame they could not help like this, my scanner works fine except i can not scan to adobe pdf any more, so will have to try what else i can scan my letter setc into so i can make copies of them. You rock.

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  113. cool, it made my day. i dont have to dump my dear old scanner. thankyou so much :)

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  114. This didn't work for me on Windows 7, even after uninstalling the scanner as soon as I plug it in it begins searching for the drivers and never works even if I try to install the XP drivers manually. Dont know if being 64bit vs 32bit is what's causing this.

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  115. It worked on VISTA

    Thanks

    gr BVipNL

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  116. Спасибо большое! Удачи человеку, который подружил висту и этот сканер.

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  117. WHAT A GENIUS!
    Saves so much tinkering around by reading this article. Seriously, you're a LEGEND!!

    DutchieinOZ

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  118. In order to use the scanner in WINDOWS 7:
    In step 4 (compatibility mode), I select Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)
    It works for me.

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  119. thank you so much!!! you saved my scanner :D

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  120. I'm copying Jim's comment from here since he made it under the wrong post:

    "jim said...

    It looked like to much work as posted to get the scanjet 2200c to work. So I improvised by uninstalling it from my computer, installing XP Office and XP Plus then reinstalling and running on the 2003 compatability.Works Perfect.Even the XP add ons.
    Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:54:00 PM"

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  121. Windows 7 32-bit...
    Tried this procedure but it doesn't work.
    Crashes when "Warming up the lamp".
    Tried with Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) compatibility mode like Michel said, but it doesn't work either.
    Always crashes at "Warming up the lamp"...

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  122. Windows 7 32-bit aswell. Tried this procedure also and the crashing part works like a charm.. ALWAYS at "Warming up the lamp". So annoying.

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  123. It works in Windows 7 x64. But the trick is to install and run HP software in a Windows XP virtual PC.

    Installation:
    1. Download Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC from microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
    2. Then install your drivers in Windows XP running inside Virtual PC.

    To use the scanner:
    1- At the top of your Virtual PC screen, select Attach USB device, and click on the HP ScanJet 2200c.
    2- Launch HP PrecisionScan inside your Windows XP virtual PC.
    3- Use it :)

    Enjoy!

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  124. i was reading ur post on the scanner to put it on vista i did everything comes on but wont scan it cant find drivers.Now the exe files u said to install i always get weird responses.I have tried the add hardware but it dont show drivers.I downloaded the drivers but they wont install.Please help.

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  125. i got it but i just went into the device manager hit prop then did the driver update finally it got the drivers.then i unplugged plugged back up workedhttp://www.ehow.com/how_5984172_install-old-scanner-vista.html

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  126. Man you are too damn good. I fell in trouble installing my BenQ 5160C USb Scanner in Windows 7. Your trick worked. The dumb OS installed the scanner. You really rock, man

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  127. Thank You.
    Worked fine on Windows 7 (32bit). I tried the english drivers on a german OS and it worked fine (might as well with the german ones, but i didnt try/care). Just the system profile didnt make it, but i dont need that.
    :-)

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  128. Doesn´t work for me :(

    Have installed Windows 7

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  129. You rock! This worked great. I cannot believe HP would not just offer this solution.

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  130. I have an hp scanjet 2200C scanner and have tried to install it on my Windows XP. It says to unlock it. There is a place underneath it that shows a place to lock and unlock it but how do I do that? Is there a key to unlock it with? When I bought the scanner it was new and still in the box, but there is no key. If it takes a key, can you buy one for it? I'd like to be able to use it. Any help from anyone will be greatly appreciated.

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  131. @Anonymous (Sunday, June 06, 2010 9:08:00 PM): I suspect it is already unlocked. There's a green plastic key in it when it comes out of the box brand new. When you say, "It says to unlock it," what is "It": the instruction manual or an error message in Windows XP?

    The following is copied from the HP Support website:

    "For HP Scanjet 2200c scanner
    Unlock the scanner by removing the plastic key from the bottom of the scanner.
    1. Turn the scanner so the bottom is up.
    2. Turn the green key to the left 1/4 turn and remove it from the scanner.
    NOTE: Store the key in a safe place; it will be needed to re-lock the scanner if is transported."

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  132. The setup.exe program wouldn't start up for me. I tried using the Vuescan solution that was proposed in one of the comments and it worked well. I didn't even have to go into device manager to install the driver, it installed correctly as soon as vuescan was installed.

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  133. oh my goodness. . .you are a genious and an excellent communicator!
    i am on 3 hours sleep and it was easy!
    thank you!

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  134. I can´t use hp precisionscan 2200c on Windows 7. Can you help me, please?

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  135. Well done! Thanks - works great under Windows 7.

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  136. good work Thank U very much dear.

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  137. if anyone is wondering how to make it to work win vista/7 x64, the only way (at least one free) is with VMware player and creating a virtual machine with windows XP or older (with virtual pc doesn't work) and using the scanner inside it

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  138. I tried it as all of a sudden my 2200c stopped working on Vista. Probably picked up a Vista update. So it works - no problem.

    I hate HP for doing this. Imagine I almost threw it away since the lamp and rotor felt like they were stuck.

    HP could easily have supported Vista or at least provided the steps. But they bet against people being technical. I have seen people throw away good but old working hardware and software just because they were educated they needed to upgrade.

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  139. ... and actually you can skip the sj46en.exe part. I just went to the c:\sj4xxx folder and made it and all the exe files compatible. I did not need to install it again.

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  140. So i followed all above steps but i still cant get my computer to recognize my hp scanjet 2200c. What should i do? whenever i plug it in it says new device driver then asks me what i want it to do but it never is able to either a. "install hardware" and b. it isnt recognized...what should i do?

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  141. YOU ROCK THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :D

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  142. I also used VueScan to get my HP Scanjet 2200c working with Windows 7 Ultimate (SP3). It works perfectly, just install and VueScan recognizes my scanner without any problems.

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  143. thanks! спасибо американцы!

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  144. Well, I´m not going to say anything really new, just a big THANK YOU. You made it really easy for me to use my scanner with windows vista, so, thank you.

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  145. I'm running Vista Business and it worked OK. Based on user feedback on this page, I unpacked the zip file without running setup.exe, then changed setup.exe to also be Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode, then I ran setup.exe. Apart from that, I followed the instructions and my scanner works, so it won't end up in the landfill. Many thanks!

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  146. is there a way to save in jpeg instead of bmp?

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  147. @Anonymous: If your question is about this post about screen captures...

    http://www.domeheid.com/2010/03/how-to-make-screen-capture-in-windows.html

    ...then yes, there is. You can paste into a different graphics program. I use the excellent and free Paint.NET:
    http://paint.net/

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  148. Thanks a lot ! It works perfectly!

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  149. I’m glad that i found a place to get such great information. Keep up the good work!

    HP Laserjet Printer Drivers

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  150. JESTEŚ GENIALNY!!! WIELKIE DZIĘKI!!!

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  151. Well and Well these instruction worked like a charm, But I ended crashing my computer a while back, but when I went to fix it again the scanner didn't work on these instruction, same computer same scanner that worked before don't work now, when I click the desk top icon scanner opens a window pops up and says: Scanner Could not be initialized (Scanner not found)

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  152. No anda de ninguna manera.

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  153. I found this blog while seaching for an answer to the Scanner Could not be initialized (Scanner not found) problem with my 2100c scanner on HP. HP's own solutions for this involve a very thorouigh uninstall, cleanup and reinstall process, but I found a very simple solution by just running the small PrecisionScan LTX USB interface update on HP's support website:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15179&prodSeriesId=27502&prodNameId=21428&swEnvOID=228&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=sj643mu

    I can't say if this would work with other models, but hope it helps someone!

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  154. Mit der Windows 2000.Inf Datei bekommt man den Scanner ebenfalls unter Win7 zum laufen.

    Man muß nur im Gerätemanager manuel den richtigen Pfad zur .inf Datei angeben.

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    1. Hallo, ist hierbei eine genauere Beschreibung verfügbar ? ;-)
      Welche andere Dateien gibt es denn noch, mit denen man den Scanner unter win 7 zum Laufen bringt....

      Danke für die Infos
      thelli@ono.com

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  155. It works just fine on vista, also my laserjet serie 1000 responds normal. Thanks a lot Christopher!

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  156. Thank you so much, man! It worked like a charm!

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  157. Thanks a lot it works for me on Windows 7 SP1

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  158. Perfect! Worked for me with Windows 7 as well.

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  159. Many thanks !! I've had this work horse scanner for quite some time and this worked. Had a free upgrade for vista and now I've got my old scanner working again.

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  160. Will the drivers on this page really work? i am afraid to install it .. Is it spyware or spam?

    It looks like a simple solution to all our problems between the 2200c and windows 7 ..

    Waiting for your advice .. Thanks in advance

    The page in question: http://www.driverscape.com/download/hp-scanjet-2200c

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  161. I'm not sure about driverscape.com. If it was me, I'd download the driver from the HP website - as I recommend in the original post.

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  162. Friends, download this, and install normaly, work very nice in windows 7 H.Prem. x86, maybe work in other versions of win7 and maybe 8 and 8.1, tested in 01-01-2015..

    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software3/sj646/sj-28655-1/sj646pr.exe

    Enjoy..

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    1. This is same like the english version for windows XP 32 bits. Not working in 64 bits any version of windows

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  163. All You Need To Do To Get HP Scanjet 2200C To Work
    With Windows 7
    1 Download The sj646en.exe File ( Don't Unzip It )
    2 Right Click On The sj646en.exe File And Go To Properties and then the Compatibility tab.
    Click On It In There Set It To Windows 7 Then Hit Ok
    Now Unzip It To Set It Up Ok

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