HELP! Need to Install HP Print Drivers....doesn't like my OS....

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  1. SonicNitro

    SonicNitro New Member

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    "I tried to Install my HP printer sofware and it says it's not supported by my OS...but I need this print software!

    Thanks"

    EDIT: I no longer need to install this driver! I was trying to install the XP driver! That to everyone for the help!

    ***Note: If you are having the same issue, you need to install the vista drivers for your W7 Machine!****

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Rini

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  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Just a note to all posters who are having problems.

    In order to troubleshoot your problem we neede to know more detailed specs of your system hardware.

    Five choices
    1. Go to Start > Run, and type msinfo32
    2. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager and look for any entry that has a yellow flag beside it
    3. Download |MG| SIW (System Info) 2009.5.12
    4. Download |MG| SIV (System Information Viewer) 3.36
    5 Please fill out your computers specs in the User Control Panel here on the site as well. It will then appear next to your name. look at my posting and you'll see the drop-down arrow.

    The exact model number of the HP printer would definately help

    Try this link and choose your printer model, or download HP's Detection utility
    HP United States - Computers, Laptops, Servers, Printers and more
     
  4. NCGeek

    NCGeek New Member

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    I myself have an HP LaserJet 1020 I had to phisically download the vista drivers then go into device manager and install the printer itself alot of hard work but worth it now the printer works fine good luck on finding the drivers and hopefully you'll get it installed another thing what you are trying to install would have been nice like raghakr said
     
  5. greg2725d

    greg2725d New Member

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    Don't forget about compatibility mode too. I've had many programs and drivers not even attempt to install because it didn't recognize the OS. you can right click properties, then compatibility tab and change it to vista/xp or whatever. that usually works for me. :)
     
  6. 03hdfatboy

    03hdfatboy Banned

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    I have a HP Officejet Pro L7590 and I didn't have a bit of problems with win7 drivers, as a matter of fact I didn't even need the CD :D
     
  7. SonicNitro

    SonicNitro New Member

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    Well, arn't you just the lucky one! :D

    I have a C5280 and downloaded the XP drivers, not vista! So, it's all good now....
     
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    03hdfatboy Banned

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    Not really.. Mine started getting the BSOD at every reboot :mad: I reformatted and reinstalled Vista ultimate and I'll just hafta wait for final release. :rolleyes:
     
  9. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    For those having problems, credit goes to Davehc for this one.

    Go to Start > Devices and printer, choose Add a device, select the printer and see if your printer is in the list.

    If you have downloaded the drivers and they are not installing, choose have Disk and navigate to the directory with the extracted files and choose the .inf file.
     
  10. Bodyroc

    Bodyroc New Member

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    Do not download HP printer software

    Do not download HP printer software as you will likely lose your DNS and have no internet connection!!! A friend does contract work for HP I have been informed that they will not be releasing any Windows 7 software until after December when the full Windows 7 version is released.
     
  11. NCGeek

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    I've downloaded it with no problems and that was with the beta builds installed fine in the RC and still working fine haven't noticed anything as of yet.
     
  12. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    Cannon PIXMA MP190

    Works great with windows 7 all versions :D You can install CD software without issue .View attachment 746
     
  13. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    TY >. I have found the cannon printer I mentioned above works great . It is only a home printer photo and documents not suitable for office use . Works great on win7 :D
    Pixma MP190 and its cheap ;)
     

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