What do know about that? Thanks good friends. As I happen to have HP 1215, I set out long ago to find a way to use it. Thats when I learned about the 7200 HP driver workaround. Still use it too and it's still a great printer.
Hello, I am probably in the wrong thread but I have a HP photosmart S20 scanner. HP states there is no driver for it under Vista. Is there anyone who can help me? It was a very expensive scanner and worked on XP great. I dont want to throw it away.
Can't see any way of getting that scanner to work under Vista. You are perfectly correct in saying that there is no driver for this in Vista. I don't know your particular scanner or how old it is, but when a new operating system comes out, each
peripheral vendor decides for himself which existing products to write new drivers for. It's primarily a matter of economics. If the scanner is a recent one and still being sold, it's obviously in the vendor's interest to provide the needed driver. The older the product, the less likely it is that the vendor will write the driver.
Not updating device drivers for a new OS is a long-standing HP practice. HP seems to think this is good for product sales, since it orphans otherwise perfectly good hardware.
I can only suggest that you try running your scanner in compatibility mode
Yes there is actually a fix but, it is not free. It's called Vuescan. This is a message I took from somewhere on the Internet.
Yeah - I've got an HP printer I can't use since my computer died and the replacement came with Vista... I ran into the same problem with my Minolta scanner and driver incompatibility. The fix was to download and install Vuescan. Cost was something like $35, but there's a trial.
I thought it would not let me down. For the record however, doing it with any kind of combo scanner printer will not work. And thats the only case I have seen yet that does not work at all. Congrats and enjoy.