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Why is Adobe Acrobat 9 scanning so slow?

We have new systems that seem to be very slow when scanning to Adobe Acrobat 9. I am using a HP MFP 3050. When I click create pdf from scanner in Acrobat it scans the document but is very slow in the transfer process. It scans the document fast but the time between sheets and the actual transfer process is extremely slow. I have done all the latest updates. I don't think it is the sytem. They have Core i7's with 8GB ram and Windows 7 pro 64-bit. Any suggestions?
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did you install the HP 3050 before you upgraded to Windows 7?  If so, you may need to download updated device drivers from HP.

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If you have the quality level that the scanned document saved at set to High, you might consider setting it to draft quality and see if that helps.

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The system is new. There was not an upgrade. I have tried a million different settings but nothing works.
so you are using a windows 7 device driver for the HP 3050? Have you got the all-in-one set up as a network device or local device? If a network device, test it in local mode.  Any improvement?

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Yes. I have the correct driver. It is also a local machine. Also, this problem seems to happen with all of our mfp's. All we use is HP.

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If local printer, check and see if you are using a print spooler.  You should not need a spooler on a local device.  Maybe spooling is causing your delays?

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I am certain that there is a spooler. How do I choose not to have one?
If I remember correctly, it is part of the setup when add the printer through the windows control panel....probably right after you are asked if the printer is a local or network printer.  Try deleting and re-adding a printer.

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I have done that. All it does is reinstall the printer without any prompts. I assume that it installs it the only what it could be installed.
Just got back online.  see this link:
 http://windows-7-help.blogspot.com/2009/06/print-spooler-service-is-not-running.html


From the info provided by the link it looks like the problem is that the print spooler service should be running even if the printer is a local printer, and it appears to not be running.  The above link has instruction for starting the  print spooler and deleting it if needed.  Let me know how it works for you.

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Thanks! I got it working with a newer printer.