HP 5300 scanner works with Windows vista . Making 5300 scanner Windows vista compatible

How to get the 5300 scanner series work with windows vista? Are there any drivers for windows vista for 5300 scanjets?

Windows Vista Drivers for HP scanjet 5300 scanner?

No, there are no windows vista drivers for HP 5300 scanjets.

Most of the Hp scanjets are compatible with windows vista in some or the other way. Some of the HP scanners has basic windows vista drivers and some has the Full feature softwares and drivers for windows vista, some older and discontinued Hp scanjets does not have the basic windows vista drivers . However, if your HP scanner comes under the 5300 category you can make your scanner work with windows vista.

Follow the below steps and check out the images on how to give the permissions for the HP Precision scan folder. Here we Go...

First download and install the XP drivers(software) for 5300 scanjet scanners. Check out the below weblink to get to the download page



Click Here

Download and save the file on your computer.

double click on the sj664en.exe file to start the installation

Once you are done with the installation, connect the scanner to the rear end USB port of the computer.

Check whether the scanner is listed in device manager under imaging devices. Follow the below steps to get to the device manager in windows vista.

To access Device Manager, go to Start start menu | Control Panel | System and Maintenance | System | Device Manager (Device Manager is located under "Tasks" in the left hand column of the "System" menu). A list of hardware will display like the one shown below.

Check whether the scanner is listed under the imaging devices if so, go ahead with the below steps.

Go to My computer---Local Drive---Program files folder--HP Precision scan folder.

Right click on HP Precision scan folder ---->Click on properties.

You should have a Properties window poped up.Click on security tab.

Change the permissions by checking the below images.

Select Everyone and click on edit button which would bring the security window, give the Full control permissions to everyone and click on apply and ok.Check the below image.Click on apply and ok in the behind window too.

Now, open the Precision scan software and then try to scan.You should be able to scan if you followed the above steps perfectly.However the frontpanel buttons of the scanner do not work as there are no full feature windows vista drivers or the button configurations are installed and configured. just use the precision scan software to scan.

You can try scanning from the windows vista Photogallery(basic scanning), Provided scanner must be listed under the imaging devices in device manager.

Alternatively, upgrade to fully compatible windows vista scanner.I recommend the G4050 scanner which is fully compatible with windows vista operating system.

Check the below weblink,on how to make the HP scanners work on windows 2000

If you are unable to get the scanner working with the above procedure, then i recommend u to give a try with the vuescan software

VueScan is a scanning software compatible on all versions of Windows including Windows Vista and has great features ( including OCR and SLIDE scanning). runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Click Here To Get the Trial Version of the Vuescan Software

Leave a comment if you need help!!


  1. my pc won't let me download the programme. any hints?

  2. it says:
    "425 can't open data connection"

  3. I am able to download perfectly,try from a different browser

  4. Yeah, doesn't work. Don't waste your time. I saw other forums say that it doesn't work, but I tried anyways. Instructions were followed to the T.

  5. Give a Try with Vuescan software, it is compatible with all versions of windows and has a great scanning features.

  6. Wow, The vuescan made the 5300 scanner work again in windows vista. Thanks for your awesome suggestion venson!!

  7. in my devic manager, it is not under imaging devices but under other devices. how can i transfer to imaging devices? will it cause a problem with my brother printer which is presently in imaging devices?

  8. Well, guess what. I couldn't get my 5370C to work using the 'properties' fix so I uninstalled the ScanJet software, downloaded Vuescan and installed it. Amazingly enough the 'proper' driver was installed and the scanner worked. Then I thought, 'What would happen if I were to re-install the ScanJet software?' So I did, and again, amazingly enough, THAT software worked as well! I then uninstalled Vuescan AND IT STILL WORKS! I'm one happy camper.

    1. Yes, this worked for me, too. Evidently the trial version of VueScan installs an HP-compatible Vista driver which remains in the system when you uninstall VueScan. If any of the hp *.exe programs give problems, you might try running them in compatibility mode (find them in your Program Files folder, right click, properties, and set compatibility mode)

    2. This worked for me, too. Thanks for the free driver, VueScan!

  9. Thats good to hear mike, the vuescan works great with almost all version of windows vista and xp.

  10. Neither the Vuescan nor HP ScanJet software seems to recognize my HP 5370c scanner. Both say that no scanner is connected. My device manager lists the scanner, but the listing is under other devices, not imaging devices.

    Any suggestions?

  11. Vuescan works with my 5300c on vista PERFECT
    thanks guys..

  12. and Vuescan is better than hp old soft (for the happy camper)

  13. Thanks for post !

  14. Is it possible to get it installed in win 8 installed computer?
    I need it to be compaible with this hardware, who shoul I turn to for more information?