networked inkjet 1200 - cant install

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by merk, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. merk

    merk Honorable Member

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    Hi all,

    Just installed win7 on my workstation at work. So far going pretty well. I've only run into two issues so far.

    One of the issues is with the shared network printer we have. It's an inkjet 1200. I went to the HP site and they do not have any drivers for Win7 (or for visit) for this printer. Instead it says to just use some generic driver that's included with windows. However, when i try to add this printer, windows says it cant find the driver for it. Is this because i'm accessing it over the network? If so, does that mean it needs a different set of drivers? or is there some way i can tell windows to use whatever driver HP claims windows already has?

    Thanks
     
  2. merk

    merk Honorable Member

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    I just found the solution to get it working - which is basically what i would have tried in XP but wasn't sure how to do it in 7 - adding a printer manually:
    Printer on Network - No Driver - Windows 7 Forums
    Thats the post that describes how to do it.
     

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