A few minutes ago I was scanning some documents using an HP scanner but since the feeder is no longer working, I have to put the document page by page which kind of a little difficult. So I started to check some available scanner with feeder in our company and luckily I found one. A HP Scanjet 5590. Due to the complexity of the installer I tried installing the basic software but unfortunately I have tried a couple of times and it said "access denied". I even tried right clicking the application file and run it as administrator but still no luck. But when I check for the scanner it is already installed but no software to use for scanning. I tried the microsoft built-in scanning application but there is no way to save the file to pdf. When patience run off, I open a browser and google of a free scanning application and came across an application called NAPS2. It is free and opensource and it is quite simple yet powerful. I want to share it to those who were experiencing the same problem as I do.
That's definitely a great find, but I'm surprised that you couldn't get the HP 5590 control panel that came with the printer. Like it's on the CD disk that comes with the printer. I owned a look alike HP 5590 for a few months last year, and when one installs the printer/scanner there's an option to install the operating software for the printer/scanner. It's one of those execution type CD disks where everything is done automatically for you including the installation of the operating control panel software for the printer/scanner/fax. Before you know it you've got a link that you can attach to the task bar.
Didn't think I was going to find it as thought you would have - here's a link to HP software for the 5590 control panel:
HP ScanJet are infamous between my circle of friends because they work perfectly one day with an old OS but if you update the next day you can forget about it. I have one at home that can only run with a Linux based system.
Hi deanhills, yes I saw the control panel and it was asking me to install a basic software, a document management software and a hp scanjet 5590 twain something like that. But the scanner has been installed properly the only problem i got was sa basic software for scanning the document which whenever I am trying to install it always says "access denied".