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How to Create a "Scanners and Cameras" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Scanners and Cameras shortcut to use the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard is primarily designed to install drivers for older scanners and cameras—and some networked scanners—that aren't automatically recognized by Windows.
Before using the wizard, connect your scanner or camera and turn it on. If Windows recognizes the device and installs the appropriate driver, you're all set. There's no need to run the wizard.
EXAMPLE: Scanners and Cameras NOTE:This is what this shortcut will open. Listed devices will depend on what you may have installed or connected of course.
To Download a "Scanners and Cameras" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
2.Save the .zip file to your desktop.
3. Open the .zip file and extract the Scanners and Cameras shortcut to the desktop.
4. Right click on the Scanners and Cameras shortcut, and click/tap on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below) NOTE:If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
I followed the manual install instructions for a shortcut to the scan wizard (I don't like the hp software that came with the all-in-one). Where is the shortcut? There isn't one on the desktop, which is what I expected. Doing a search for the shortcut title doesn't find it either.
Thanks for your reply. You are always so helpful.
Yes, I installed it on the desktop using the instructions for manual install. (right click on desktop, new, shortcut, etc.) Refresh didn't make it appear, neither did restart. I tried to install again and a message comes up "a shortcut named ... already exists in this folder...". What folder would that be?
To clarify, I want access to the scan wizard that I used with xp, not the install wizard. I like the scan wizard interface, being able to preview, etc.