My computer collapsed recently and had the operating sytem (XP) reinstlled, however ,spellcheck in OE is now in french !!, I have gone to "Tools", this confirms it is in french but offers no way of changing to english Second problem,"Director" on my HP 5500c scanner has disappeared, this is an old problem,I understand, relating to Internet Explorer, HP issued a patch but my computer says no applicable product is installed, however, there is a "work around" which I have now lost, HP "customer services"?? just do not want to know
You are a genius, Sea Urchin, this is the work around, however I had to finally click "director" in the tray to get programme,I know of the patch but HP tells me this does not apply to anything I have If you were able to find this info on HP's site howcome HP "Customer Services " ????? were unable to come up with it when I contacted them by email?
As I understand it HP and Microsoft fell out over this problem, and never reached agreement.
I would apply the patch - it's designed to counteract the problems following a new version of IE rather than the particular HP device. You will notice on my link that it does appear to relate to your scanner (top right).
The worst that can happen is that it wouldn't work. However, if you are happy with the workaround then that's great. I've applied that patch to several systems with various HP printers and scanners - and (here I'm tempting fate) it's always worked. :@)