I recently bought a secondhand hp scanner, a HP scanjet 5200C. It was produced in the 90s or early 2000s, but I thought I would surely find a driver for it for my laptop running windows 8. When I looked into it, HP has clearly said that they no longer make a driver for the newer versions of windows. So, I tried to install a general scanner driver software that supports this scanner. Problem is, it's a series of INF files. I opened command prompt as administrator, and tried installing the inf using the "PnPUtil -a" command but it failed to add the driver package. The command prompt goes:
C:\>PnPUtil -a c:\users\Admin\downloads\newfold\scanner.inf
Microsoft PnP Utility
Adding the driver package failed : Invalid INF passed as parameter.
Total attempted: 0
Number successfully imported: 0
the general scanner driver is from this url : http://www.driverscape.com/download/hp-scanjet-5200c, the download link on the bottom left side of the page. I will also attatch it to this post here: 489769da1af87b22e8fb09438dc3b733.zip 43.82KB 0 downloads
If anyone could help, it would be greatly appreciated. With either installing the scanner driver, or with another driver for that scanner. Thank you!
Edited by EB127, 09 January 2016 - 10:00 PM.