I need a way to make stimon.exe or stisvc.exe think the Scan Button on my (new) HPscanner has been pressed. A Desktop Icon to either a Windows Shortcut or some type of utility would be ideal, but am open to other suggestions. So far, Google searches have turned up nothing.
Both of these (stimon, stisvc) are present, and the service is definitely running on my system, so it's not a matter of configuring anything, and the Scan Button on my previous scanner works just fine.
HP has made their new scanners backwardly incompatible, rather than compatible. In fact, they flat-out state their newer scanners won't trigger the "Event on Device" box, on an OS (Windows 2000 Professional) that worked with the older, so I think that a work-around is the only way to go.
I should point out that the specs on the box, as well as what the store will tell you, say nothing about this. You won't know it until you've bought the product, loaded the software, and happen to come across it in the README file. A word to the wise ...