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How do I run my HP OfficeJet 5510 under Windows 2003?

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I currently have a PC that hosts my HP OfficeJet 5510 multi-function device
under WinXP Pro. I am about to upgrade the motherboard on this PC and have a
requirement to run Win2k3 on this upgraded box. However, I am aware that the
OJ5510 is NOT supported under win2k3.

My question is how do I connect the printer to this PC? Is it feasible to
install Virtual PC and then WinXP to run within Win2k3? Or should I install
Virtual Server 2k5 to host WinXp?

I definitely need to have Win2k3 as the main OS on this rebuilt PC, but also
need the OfficeJet not just to print, but to scan and fax. I know that I could purchase a new HP All-in-one that is supported under Win2k3, but cannot see the point in spending more money on a new printer when the existing printer works very well and is hardly used.

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You should try with drivers for XP on 2003 server. OS core is the same, and I am sure that you will not have problems with drivers package (also this package is scanning software, etc).

Every time when I was working with drivers from printer/scanners, I didn't have problems with XP drivers on 2003 systems...

Hope this help!
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by:telespan
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I tried to do just that some weeks ago, but the install program refused to install the XP drivers on the grounds that HP do not support Win2k3 for this all-in-one product. At that time, I then reverted to XP because I did not have the time to fiddle about trying to make the drivers work.

Are you sure that the drivers can be installed? I am particularly concerned about the scanner, which I use extensively.
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Sorry to say that the HP drivers did NOT work because Win2k3 refused to install them. I eventually got a Belkin wireless print server which included software that allowed the HP network driver version to be installed on client computers. The printer drivers also work on Win2k3, but the scanner cannot be installed on the Win2k3 PC.
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