problem with ie7 OE and HP's Director software for scanners

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Joe, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Will we soon have a group for ie7 OE?

    Oh, well- I'll ask here then- ie7 has a huge conflict with HP's Director
    software used for some of their scanners and all in one machines from the
    early '90s- such as my scanjet 4570c. When I foolishly downloaded ie7 to my
    XP box, the conflict crashed the machine so bad I had to reformat and
    reinstall everything.

    Someone in a newsgroup refered me to a page on HP's web site which says that
    HP will not be producing a Vista driver but they have released a stripped
    down driver which will work with Vista. Dam HP!

    I'm wondering what would happen if I attempted to install that scanjet on my
    new Dell Vista box? When I plugged in my HP LaserJet 1320 printer, Vista was
    smart enough to almost instantly install a driver- I wonder what it would do
    if it sees my scanjet?

    Joe, Apr 15, 2007
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  2. Joe

    Victek Guest

    I was using an HP Scanjet 2400 and had a similar issue. There is a driver
    for Vista which enables basic scanning, but HP hasn't released an updated
    application package. It sounds like you're in the same situation. Why not
    get it going and see if the basic functionality is enough? I wound up
    buying a very affordable new Canon Multifunction printer/scanner/fax unit
    because it came with Vista compatible applications.
    Victek, Apr 16, 2007
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  3. Joe

    Rock Guest

    Thee are separate newsgroups for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, that
    are OS independent. Also there is no Outlook Express in Vista. It's
    Windows Mail in Vista and there is a newsgroup for it.

    Rock, Apr 16, 2007
  4. Cari \(MS-MVP\), Apr 16, 2007
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