What is Scan To Computer?

Scan to Computer is a feature that allows you to save your scanned documents as a PDF or JPEG file on your computer. You can then access and edit these files directly on your computer. The benefit of using Scan to Computer is that you can quickly and easily share the scans with other people without having to email or send the scans over the internet.

How does Scan To Computer work?

Scan to Computer is a feature that was once available on Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1 and 8, but is currently unavailable on Microsoft Windows 7 and earlier versions of the operating system. Scan to Computer allows users to scan documents and images to a local or network drive using their computer’s camera.

When using Scan to Computer, the user must first install the Windows Camera app from the Microsoft Store. After installing the app, open it and click on the settings button. Under ‘Scan options’, select ‘Direct scanning’. This will allow you to choose which device you want to use for scanning – your computer’s webcam or a local or network drive.

After selecting your device, you will need to open your document or image in order for Scan to Computer to start capturing images. Once opened, Scan to Computer will begin streaming images from your camera directly to the selected destination. You can stop scanning at any time by clicking on the ‘Stop’ button located in the upper-right corner of the window.

Are there any downsides to using Scan To Computer?

Scan To Computer is currently unavailable. This means that you cannot use the application to save your documents to your computer. If you need to save your document to your computer, you will need to find another way to do so.

Fix: Scan to computer is no longer activated

There seems to be a problem with the Scan to Computer feature on recent versions of Windows. According to some users, when they try to activate the feature, it simply says that it is currently unavailable. This can be problematic if you need the feature for work or if you need it for an important document. Fortunately, there is a workaround that will allow you to use the Scan to Computer function.

Simply open the same document that you want to scan into a word processor or other program and then copy and paste it into a email or message board post. Once you have copied and pasted the document, simply click on the attachment icon at the bottom of your browser window and select “Send as Attachment.” This workaround should work in most cases, but there is no guarantee that it will work every time. If you are still having problems activating Scan to Computer, please consult your computer manufacturer’s support website for more information.

Solution 1: Switch off the ‘Scan to computer’ function

To solve the issue of Scan To Computer not working, some users have found that they need to switch off the ‘Scan to computer’ function. This is done by selecting ‘Settings’ from the main menu and then clicking on ‘Device Management’. Next, under the heading ‘PC Scanners’, click on the ‘Turn Off’ button next to Scan To Computer.

Solution 2: Disabling Scan To PC Activation App

Scan To Computer is Currently Unavailable

With the recent announcement that the Scan To PC feature is currently unavailable, many users are wondering what they can do to prevent their computer from being scanned. Unfortunately, there is no foolproof method of disabling this function and it is likely that Microsoft will re-activate this feature in the near future.

There are a few steps that you can take in order to minimize the chance of your computer being scanned:

  1. Make sure that you have up-to-date antivirus software installed and running. This will help protect your computer from infection by viruses and other malware. Additionally, make sure that your firewall is enabled and active to protect your computer from unauthorized access.
  2. Disable unnecessary features on your computer. This includes features like Windows Sonic and Windows Hello which are designed to help security officers identify potential threats or criminals in a crowd or difficult viewing conditions. By disabling these features, you will reduce the amount of data that Microsoft has to collect in order to activate the Scan To PC feature.
  3. Keep all your files and passwords securely stored away where only you know how to access them. This will help reduce the chances of your file being stolen or intercepted by someone who may be looking for information that could be useful in activating the Scan To PC function on your computer.

Solution 3: Power cycling the entire System

If the Scan to Computer is currently unavailable problem persists, power cycling the entire system may be your best bet. To power cycle the system, unplug all cables from the computer and wait approximately five seconds. plug all cables back in and turn on the computer. If the Scan to Computer is Currently Unavailable problem persists after powering on the system, contact customer support for further assistance.

Solution 4: Updating Printer Drivers

One potential solution for this issue is to update the printer drivers. This can fix some issues with communication between the printer and computer. If you are unable to update the driver, another possible solution is to restart your computer and try scanning again.

Solved: Scan to computer is no longer activated on Windows 10

Windows 10 users are reporting that the Scan to computer option is currently unavailable. This appears to be a widespread problem and there is no clear solution at this time. Some users have found that turning off Windows Update repair helps to resolve the issue, but for many others this does not work. Microsoft has not officially acknowledged the issue and has not released any information on when or if the feature will be restored.

Method 1: Check the connection of your Printer

If you’re having trouble connecting your printer to your computer, try the following method:

  1. Make sure your printer is turned on and connected to the internet.
  2. Go to “My Computer” or “Computer” on your desktop.
  3. Right-click on the icon for your hard drive and choose “properties.
  4. Under “Device Manager,” click on “Printers.” If you don’t see your printer listed, right-click on “Microsoft XPS Document Writer (XPS)” and choose “Properties.”
  5. Click on the “Driver” tab and make sure that both the “Windows Driver Verifier” box and the checkbox next to it are checked.
  6. Click on the “Update Driver Software” button and choose the driver file that corresponds to your printer model from the list that appears.
  7. Click on OK to accept the driver installation wizard’s terms of use and restart your computer if prompted to do so.
  8. Open a document in Microsoft Word or another program that uses a print function and test whether printing works correctly now by selecting File -> Print from within that program window.

Method 2: Reinstall your printer driver

To reinstall your printer driver, access the Windows drivers and downloads website and locate your printer’s model number. After finding the correct driver, double-click on it to launch the installation wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. Once the driver is installed, Scan To Computer should be available as an option in your print menu.

Method 3: Get rid of ‘Scan to computer is no longer activated’ error

If you are experiencing the ‘Scan to computer is no longer activated’ error, there are a few methods that you can try to fix the issue. The first step is to make sure that your computer is properly connected to the internet and that the scanner software is installed on your computer. If you have a copy of the scan software, you can try reinstalling it. Another option is to try activating your scanner by entering your activation code into the scanner software. If none of these steps work, you may need to contact customer service for assistance.


Unfortunately, Scan to Computer is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have it back up and running as soon as possible.

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