I read your post and can't see where you installed the HP 4580 drivers. Not to duplicate any manual or web site but the choice of no cd/dvd driver is a personal one but doesn't mean you can escape installing drivers.
Let's say you don't want to do the work. Have a friend or support person install and set it up for you.
I have a pied-a-terre away from main home where I need to work the same - print, scan etc.
So I bought an HP4580 that stays there and I bring there i.e. here now a netbook (Acer Aspire One). When I bought the HP a disk came with it, which I have never used. For the reason that this netbook doesn't have a slot for disks. However someone gave me to understand this was not inportant, just go ahead and print etc. OK so I can print (to cut story short). I have never donwloaded any software for the 4580. If it is relevant to present problem I haven't got it anyway I forgot and left it at principal home.
The official instructions for scanning are suspiciously simple. They just say Press scan, review and accept.
Er, my usual FAQ by me for all instructions, WHERE? Review where please?
The button on the machine says "SCAN (USB only)"
Well the netbook is connected by USB cable to printer else I couldn't print from netbook as I do OK? (Don't talk to me about wreless, I have enough probs and urgency) So I guess the scan result should show up on my screen somewhere. Not that I can see. Actually when I press SCAN it prints out 2 paqes
which I would rather do without for now about network configuration and the wireless turned off.
So isa scanning different from printing, and unlike printing needs downloads? Or unliie the printing needs wirelss?
What should I do to get on with my immediate jobs quickest?