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HP Scanners and Vista drivers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Summer1, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Summer1

    Summer1 Flightless Bird

    A user wrote that the HP 4200c was manufactured in 2001 and the HP 3970 was
    manufactured in 2003 so why does the 'later' model (4200c) have an earlier
    manufacturer year? (2001)

    Wouldn't it make more sense for HP to create a Vista driver for a 'later' and
    'higher' model of 4200c since it is 'newer?'

    Did HP create a Vista driver for 3970 because it was 'mass produced' and
    they had a lot of complaints from customers so they 'gave' in to customer
    demand whereas 4200c was not 'mass produced?'

    Any insight would be appreciated!
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Only HP can answer your questions, anything else would likely be speculation

    "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4E4B81F1-218B-4CC6-8B8E-AD3CA42833E8@microsoft.com...
    >
    > A user wrote that the HP 4200c was manufactured in 2001 and the HP 3970
    > was
    > manufactured in 2003 so why does the 'later' model (4200c) have an earlier
    > manufacturer year? (2001)
    >
    > Wouldn't it make more sense for HP to create a Vista driver for a 'later'
    > and
    > 'higher' model of 4200c since it is 'newer?'
    >
    > Did HP create a Vista driver for 3970 because it was 'mass produced' and
    > they had a lot of complaints from customers so they 'gave' in to customer
    > demand whereas 4200c was not 'mass produced?'
    >
    > Any insight would be appreciated!
    >
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Summer1 wrote:
    > A user wrote that the HP 4200c was manufactured in 2001 and the HP 3970 was
    > manufactured in 2003 so why does the 'later' model (4200c) have an earlier
    > manufacturer year? (2001)
    >
    > Wouldn't it make more sense for HP to create a Vista driver for a 'later' and
    > 'higher' model of 4200c since it is 'newer?'
    >
    > Did HP create a Vista driver for 3970 because it was 'mass produced' and
    > they had a lot of complaints from customers so they 'gave' in to customer
    > demand whereas 4200c was not 'mass produced?'
    >
    > Any insight would be appreciated!
    >


    There is no rule that says model numbers have to be sequential.

    The model numbers could represent "families" or "categories" of
    equipment. You have to understand how a company uses model numbers,
    to draw any inferences from them. They don't always increment the
    number, just to keep track of the rough release date.

    If you wish to use your scanner, and don't want to spend any additional
    money to do so, consider testing the scanner with a Linux LiveCD. Linux
    has SANE drivers for scanners (equivalent to TWAIN), as a means to make
    scanners work. If you really needed to scan from that 4200C scanner, you
    could always try that (boot the Linux LiveCD, scan, then reboot back
    into Windows).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanner_Access_Now_Easy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWAIN

    http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-HEWLETT-PACKARD

    "ScanJet 4200C USB 0x03f0/0x0105 Basic 8bpp color, 75/150/300/600 dpi only"

    HTH,
    Paul
     

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