Hi again, thanks for the replies. Yeah, typing in an IP address shows allow you to access the printer which (through the browser), lets you run the scan feature from my PC, but there are some issues that go with that like there isn't much control you have with scanning from the IP address (just preview and then scan, nothing fancy, just very basic). And for anyone who's wondering, the HP support site for the all-in-one printer offers the software (full package) to download... buying the Windows 7 drivers
CD only offers the same full package, no individual drivers as I'd hoped. The 'full package' software that HP offers tends to become unstable more often than any other program which ends up in reinstallations, but I guess I will just have to deal with them until I upgrade to another multi-function device with stable drivers.