When you install a printer driver in Windows 8.1, you can scan from your computer without installing additional HP software.
If you are using Windows 8, follow the steps in this video:
Learn how to scan with your HP all-in-one printer using Windows Fax and Scan.
For other helpful videos go to hp.com/supportvideos or youtube.com/hpsupport. More support options for your printer are available at hp.com/support.