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HP M2727 & Windows 7 - Scanning Issue

Just few days ago I upgraded from Xp to Windows 7, the Netwok printer it´s an HP m2727 I do a lot of scanning work either.

The problem is that the PCL6 Universal driver does not support Scanning features.

Any idea how to overcoome this issue.

Thanks....
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souquetbressandCommented:
The HP M2727 does not have support for Windows 7 yet.  The PCL6 is the only available driver that offers any functionality.  If you do a lot of work with this system you may want to either:

1. Upgrade to a different printer/scanner
2. Wait for the driver support for Win7
3. Install VM Ware Player and create a virtual XP machine where you can do the work you need.

My recommendation would be number 3 until HP offers support for Win7.  Please see the following tutorial on how to do this:

http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2005/10/26/vmware-player-windows-xp.html
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hdhondtCommented:
A PCL driver is for printing only. It has nothing whatsoever to do with scanning.

Until (or if...) HP release a Win7 scanner driver, souquet's suggestions are your best bet. Lke souquet, I would suggest VMWAre with a virtual XP machine. It's a bit convoluted, but at least you'll be scanning while waiting for what may be a long time for a Win7 driver from HP.
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centervCommented:
You could try installing the vista driver in compatibility mode.
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voipccsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your comments
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CompScienceGradCommented:
I know this is an old question, but I just tried the suggestion given by centery, and it worked!  I downloaded the Vista software for this printer, and after unpacking it, I right-clicked the autorun file, clicked to Properties, and under the Compatiblity tab, I chose the option to run this program in compatibility mode for Windows Vista. Now I can scan on my Windows 7 computer without the need for a virtual XP machine.

-CSG
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voipccsAuthor Commented:
Great!!!
Many thanks for your follow up
Best regards,
Javier
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centervCommented:
Thanks CompScienceGrad
That mode became available with xp and has saved me many head aches over time.
You may need to use elevate cmd prompt in win7.
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