Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HP Deskjet F2180 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier

Replace the cartridges in my existing inkjet or spend £29 on a new gadget from Asda? It's a nice little budget machine but read on - I had real fun and games with the driver under XP!
Of course the CD that comes with it is loaded with rubbish that you don't really want (little apps that pop up to tell you the ink is low and launches a browser with the fields all filled in for you to buy a replacement!). However - the other hole in the 'domestic' driver is that the scanner won't work over USB extenders! The HP website also makes great demands about which USB chipset you should use etc. Useless! No other printer/scanner I have ever used makes such stupid requirement - USB is USB.
So, if you have one of these and only want the printer & TWAIN drivers OR you have a USB extender feeding it (like me you have your computers in the cellar) then go here;

HP Multi-Function Products Driver Bundle - IT Professional Use Only

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