How to Install HP Printer Drivers In Windows 7 - Inbuilt Drivers

As windows 7 is on its way, HP might be busy developing the windows 7 compatible driver for their products.Windows 7 made easy with the inbuilt HP Drivers for some of the HP Printers.In this post i will guide on how to install Inbuilt HP printer Driver In Windows 7 operating system. The procedure of adding the printer is same as the one in xp and windows vista, follow me on how to do that in Windows 7.

Click Start--Devices And Printers

In the Devices And Printers Window, Click On Add Printer button at the top or just by right clicking and selecting Add Printer



In The Add Printer Pop Up Wizard, Select Add Local Printer and click on Next

In the Use an existing port drop-down list, select USB Virtual Printer Port (Printer Port) and then click Next.


Under Manufacturer List Select HP



From Printers List, check whether your printer is listed.
(If your printer is listed there are inbuilt drivers available for your printer in windows 7, if not you can try clicking on the windows update button to get more manufacturers and more printer models, or if you have a disc of your printer drivers you can use have disk option and point to that)

Click On Next

In the Printer name text box, type the printer name( leave the default printer name) and then click Next. The printer driver starts to install.





Click Next.

Click on the Print a Test page button and click Finish.

You are done, you have successfully installed the HP Printer in windows 7, The instakked printer will show in Devices and Printers Window as shown in the below Screen.



Hopefully the above information will be helpful in configuring the HP Printer Driver in windows 7

Thanks!

114 comments:

  1. Thanks but it do not install the scanner or fax

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  2. Hm and what about Network Printers?

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  3. thanks I did it/ It works again

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  4. thanks. very useful.

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  5. Thanks very much dude. very much

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  6. My next printer after about 50 of them won't be from HP

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  7. If its through a network, go manually add the printer locally, even though its not local. Use Windows update to get the driver, and install the phantom printer locally. It doesnt actually check if its there. THEN go install the network version, and it will install no problem!

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  8. i cant install the driver. this error appear."printer driver was not installed.operation could not be completed.(error 0x80240022).anyboby can help me?
    im using hp deskjet 3920. before this it compatible with vista.

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  9. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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  10. Anonymous said... im using hp deskjet 3920. before this it compatible with vista.
    October 14, 2009 5:50 PM

    You might be using 64-bit operating system, is that true?

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  11. i have network printer hplj 4200; i could not install it on the network, saying win 7 could not find printer driver; but i can install it on lpt01 (local). . . what the heck?! so much for win 7. . .

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  12. First, with the released version, I had to "update drivers" from Microsoft. HP Laserjet 4000 was not "built in" as everyone says. I dare anyone to try to find it from a clean install of Windows 7. And the old driver had pictures of trays so you could just click the picture rather than go to the pull down menu. No pictures with the new drivers. Not quite as easy as represented.

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  13. Thank a lot for helping with network printers.

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  14. Mate, so helpful, thanks heaps... cheers!

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  15. What if we didn't have internet connetion, I mean what if we are offline?! :(

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  16. Thank you! HP's support website was WORTHLESS just to get this basic bit of information. Their instructions (and I use that word loosely) on how to do this simple task were completely wrong.

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  17. I am trying to connect the printer through the network. Followed the post "If its through a network, go manually add the printer locally, even though its not local. Use Windows update to get the driver, and install the phantom printer locally. It doesnt actually check if its there. THEN go install the network version, and it will install no problem"

    Got the first part installed and showing locally. However when trying to install the Network version again still doesn't find the driver properly.

    Anyone can help?

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  18. Tried this with a network printer laserjet 4100 and it didn't work even if installing it as a local printer first still did not find the drivers

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  19. thanks, but even though the printer is identified this doesn't work.

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  20. Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 4050 Series

    This printer is not listed!!! Please help me out

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  21. you can downloadHP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5 and install them if you are using windows 7 32 bit os

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  22. Dude you rock! I thought I would have to buy a new printer. My HP 4050 has served me for 10 years and will probably go another 10. Thank you!!!

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  23. damn it works people. just think a bit. thank you! Mine works,,,

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  24. thanks that helped! i don't need to buy a newer printer!

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  25. I have a New Dell Inspiron laptop with an Windows 7 OS, and I found it vexing since I followed your steps exactly and got no positive results. The brand new HP printer, whose driver is Inbuilt on the laptop, wouldn't print anything; even with a "troubleshooter" check, the issue remains - TS indicated that there isn't a problem. So is there anyone out there who can help me resolve this "argument" between my laptop and printer?

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  26. Hi, it's me again, I forgot to say something about the CD that came along with the HP printer, it only connects with XP, Vista, or MAC OSs; the software got a hiccup with Windows 7.

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  27. Anonymous @ January 7, 2010 11:16 PM -- I appreciate and will help you further if you can let me know the model no of the printer.

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  28. Thanks, people! It works now! =D Very helpful article, thank you!

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  29. There is a whole bunch of drivers not available, and installation for network printers doesn't work either.
    HP printer again ?? --- NO WAY !!!

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  30. Needed to update the Wundows update to refresh the listing, but managed to install a driver for my Brother HL-730. Thanks for the advice.

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  31. Fukk windows! Linux rules!....

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  32. Ans,

    I am trying to print from a Windows 7 notebook to a DeskJet 990c printer on my XP computer. When this laptop had Vista, it printed fine. On 7 it can see the printer on the network, installs it, but won't print.

    I have tried all posted solutions. Nothing works.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you.

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  33. Michael Ryshpan is it windows 7 64-bit? if so you can try this patch

    known issue with the 64 bit Visa and Windows 7 drivers that causes the spooler to crash with the following Deskjet printers.

    download the patch

    extract the zip file and place the 3 files in the following location on your pc

    copy the three DLL files to the following directory:

    %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\x64\3

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  34. Ans,

    It is Windows 7 Professional 32 bit.

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  35. Windows 7 64 bits + HP LaserJet 2100 was connected thru USB to DB25 adapter.
    Your step-by-step guide allowed me to send a print to HP2100. I did Windows Update as instructed and it worked beautifully. It is a WOW and I really appreciate your help.

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  36. I've been trying for over a week to install a hp laserjet 5mp on a windows 7 (64b). brand new computer! It failed a download and shows this. windows update always says try again later. tried online tech chat 2x and phone tech 2x to no avail. It is a supported printer. ready to pull my hair out! why is this such a difficult problem for tech support?

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  37. if you Cannot print under 64bit versions of Vista or Windows 7 Bob Headrick suggested a patch to make it work.the following are the printers which seems to be having a printing issues in windows 7 and windows vista.

    Deskjet 710

    Deskjet 712

    Deskjet 720

    Deskjet 722

    Deskjet 810

    Deskjet 812

    Deskjet 820

    Deskjet 822

    Deskjet 1000

    click heredownload the patch

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  38. It's not that I can't print-- I can't even install this printer(hp laserjet 5mp).

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  39. Has anybody got a working solution for the 990c???

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  40. I have an HP laserjet 2100. I had to buy the cable that connects to the printer cable to convert to USB. When I plug that USB into my new HP pavilion desktop it finds the new device but does not recognize it as a printer(or anything, "Unknown Device") and cannot find drivers for it. Should I download the driver before I plug the printer in? Also, should I be downloading the driver thats called lasjer 2100 PC6, PCL5 or PS? I've tried all of them and when it gets to the test print stage nothing happens. The "Unknown Device" icon stays in my control panel list.

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  41. laserjet 2100 PCL6, PCL5 or PS**

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  42. Printing works fine with my HP LJ 1100a on Windows 7, but I just cannot get the scanner to be recognized - even though people claim that this shoudl be possible. Any hints on this should be very much appreciated :-)!

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  43. Hi -- still trying to install that laserjet 5mp into a windows 7 system. Here is more info. Windows update never seems to connect to give me more drivers to select from. I found out now my Trend security software is also unable to update. Any settings I need to change that may fix both problems?

    thanks

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  44. what about windows 7 - 64 bit and hp 1300 printer compatibility. i am purchasing a used one and want to know now if it is going to work on my home computer

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  45. Hi All,

    I have a HP Deskjet 400 printer and the HP website says it doesn't have a driver to download for it. Apparently, a 'basic driver' is available on Windows 7 automatically, but not being very computer literate, I've had absolutely no luck in locating this. I gave HP a quick call, but after being told it cost GBP16 (wtf!!!) for ANY advice, I decided that route wasn't worth pursuing any more.
    Has anyone any advice or tips that could help?

    Cheers!

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  46. Hi All,

    Update re HP Deskjet 400: Happily I've managed to install the printer to my desktop. However, unhappily, when I go to print something out, it will print out garbled characters and then the ink cart empty light will blink and the printing stops. Any tips or advice would be much appreciated?

    Thanks again!

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  47. I can't connect my printer HPLJ 1160 on Network!!!! any suggestion?

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  48. I ca't connect my printer HPLJ 1160 on Network with Windows 7, 64bit. Anny suggestion?

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  49. I am not able to install my HP printer driver of Deskjet F 2180 All in one model on my laptop with windows 7 utimate 32 bit
    pls tell who to insatll as it as operating system should be upgraded while installation

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  50. не могу установить офисный LaswrJet 9500
    драйвера, скаченные с официального сайта не подходят. все время ищет файл hpcu094v.inf

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  51. HI!
    I installed HP inkjet CP1700 linked to laptop toshiba ( usb port) under w7 32 bits.it is well détected and installed. the problem is that prints white papers or it prints only the first page when i launched many. but it prints well a test page or other simple documents. can someone help me thinks

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  52. hi, pls help me
    my printer deskjet 3940 was a probelm with Windows 7 Profesioanl 32 bit. when USB plug in de printer detected but not working properly,
    powe button allways blink and nothing activities.
    and status allways offline. in windows XP or Vista no problem, printer working as well.

    can u resolve my problem?

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  53. hi, pls help me, URGENT!!
    my printer deskjet 3940 was a probelm with Windows 7 Profesioanl 32 bit. when USB plug in de printer detected but not working properly,
    powe button allways blink and nothing activities.
    and status allways offline. in windows XP or Vista no problem, printer working as well.

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  54. hi, I follow your steps by step instruction. I am using deskjet 820Cxi printer with windows 7 home premium OS. when i click test print it did not print at all. pls. help me...tnx

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  55. hi, pls. help me, URGENT!!
    my printer is deskjet 820Cxi. I followed your step by step procedure how to install a inbult driver. i am sucesfully installed it but when i print test page it did not print at all. my Operating system is windows 7 home premium 32 bits.

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  56. Hi, pls help me,
    were can i get patch for deskjet 820Cxi with windows 7 home premium OS 32 bits.

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  57. awesome!!!truly awesome

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  58. very recommended !

    thank you so much !

    god bless you..

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  59. i do not have an internet connection,, and hp deskjet 3500 is not included in the list, where can i download the installer?

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  60. I have an eight year old HPpsc2175 printer and just bought a new Toshiba with Win 7. Attempting to install the app for the printer met with failure, until I followed the Sunday August 9, 2009 instructions. Lo and Behold the installation was a complete success. The old printer is back in business with a new computer. Thank you Thank you. You saved me from having to buy and new printer to match Win 7.

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  61. Thanks so much for this article, and most especially thanks to Sir Cujo for the following info - I am now able to print from Win 7 x64 through a local network to an HPLJ 1100.

    P.S. I agree with the guy who stated that HP's support really sux on this matter. Sir Cujo addresses the entire problem in under 50 words!

    {Sir Cujo Posted this above: thanks again budy!}

    "If its through a network, go manually add the printer locally, even though its not local. Use Windows update to get the driver, and install the phantom printer locally. It doesnt actually check if its there. THEN go install the network version, and it will install no problem!"

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  62. thanks, really thanks!!

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  63. Thanks a lot, it worked. God bless you!

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  64. Ditto: Thanks; Thanks a lot; and, thanks, really thanks!!

    I'm an agnostic so can't invoke God here but you might get the sublimal message.

    Hope this works on my 64 bit laptop too.

    And just to be sure you got the message ...Gracias!!!

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  65. i have tried all options i can find on the internet and still haven't successfully connected my HP Laserjet 4050 with Windows 7 64-bit (through jetdirect 620n ethernet port). so frustrating. would love any help!

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  66. i found a solution! it might work for others.
    http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Printers-LaserJet/Laserjet4/m-p/1161718/highlight/false#M189770

    (message #9)

    it was the cold reset that was the trick.

    phew!

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  67. the scan quality is awfull.

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  68. I'd like to connect my Laserjet 6mp to Win7 64 Bit. Are there any solutions available? Help me, please.

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  69. I also would like to connect my LaserJet 6mp to Win7 64 bit via the network. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  70. thanks a ton man ....

    very nice of you

    may the Almighty shower His blessings upon you and your family members Abdul hakkeem

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  71. got my printer work with win7 finally. thank you so much

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  72. thank you very much for the post :) very very usefull :)

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  73. I have a hp laserjet 2840, I cannot get it to load on Windows 7, 64 bit, I donloaded an upgrade drivers for printer but guess what I have no idea what I do with drivers. Please help

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  74. The default HP printer configuration included in Windows 7 is for LETTER paper. With the 8500 v13 driver install the default Windows configuration overrides the configuration included with the driver.
    On XP by using a custom configuration file (built using HP tools) I can change the factory default paper size to say A4 and install this using v14 of the drivers.

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  75. I was able to get this to work on a Network Printer. But I did not use the poster's solution totally. When you add printer and the choose printer port dialog pops up, choose Create a New Port. Select Standard TCP/IP port. On the Type a Hostname / IP, put in the IP number for your network printer. You may need to contact your System Administrator if you dont know it. Then on the next screen select the driver of your printer (you may need to click Windows Update if your driver doesn't show). Then just go through the next steps and wala it should print just fine.

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  76. Thank you SOO MUCH!!!!! Not sure how I did this, but using your instruction, I had to use Windows Update, but I removed the CD......, update found the driver and installed it.....reinserted the CD....I was confused, but the darn thing works for now! Had my new Win 7 for a year, but just found out about installing the driver from a Staples tech where we bought another computer.

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  77. hello friends i have HP DESKJET 3940 PRINTER & HAVE WINDOWS 7 AS OPERATING SYSTEM.
    please help me to get the driver for the sam as os itself not finding it .
    pl pl pl pl help me!!!!!

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  78. Thanks. You made my life easy.

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  79. Thanks. Worked like a charm by following the above instructions.

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  80. why not just post:

    Follow Wizard!
    pointless

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  81. great= i followed the above (top most) instructions, my printer is hp3940, its not in list of a frest win7 ultimate, so i click update windows(10minutes wait) then its there= hp3920/3940. click next and khalas, im happy.
    thank you guys and God will enlighten you (you have good hearts) to see the correct path and free from.. (truth sets us free). thanks a lot again. (exo34:6) ilovesards@yahoo.com

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  82. i hav hp deskjet 3940 printer n i followed the above instructions to install it on windows 7 os and it installed without any hassles, my previous os was windows xp home. thanks a lot.

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  83. I followed each and every step of these instructions and installed 4 copies of my HP 1005 but none of them wants to print the test page. The status says error and the test pages are just queuing. I cleared and removed all the queues and copies of the printer and started all over again for the fifth time and then it says that the printer is installed (copy 5) but AGAIN it doesn't print. NOTHING WORKS, I tried everything, even used different installation driver. NOTHING WORKS

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  84. Very good. I installed my HP Deskjet 840c in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits.Thanks a lot

    Stavros

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  85. i have windows 7 64bit and im trying to download HP Laserjet pcl6 4100, but it doesnt allow me, and i cannot find the drivers!HELP!

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  86. After a long process I did it
    Thank you

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  87. thanks.....very helpful....cheers!!

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  88. there is no hp business inkjet 2800 printer driver for windows 7 64 bit.

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  89. Hi there,

    I have Windows 7 and a HP Laserjet 5m - I've been trying for two weeks now to a) download the correct drivers and b) get them to work but I have the same problem as Anonymous from 25th August - no test page prints, I just get an error message - NOTHING WORKS for me either! Please can someone help us?

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  90. Thanx for this nice tutorial....

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  91. Thanks a lot!!!!

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  92. absolutely useless...the question remains...where is the file location for the inbuilt printer drivers...it we knew that we could browse to the location and find the driver.

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  93. how about driver for hp deskjet D2466? its not listed because i am using win7 lite version so that driver is has been deleted. please help..

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  94. i has try using driver download from HP site but still fail..

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  95. problem solved! this is my tricks, i copy folder driver in folder system 32 in windows xp os that has installed driver printer hp deskjet d2466, then i using windows 7 for search driver in that folder and its work!!

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  96. Help plz,

    i have installed successfully Hp LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5 on my WIndows 7 (x86) Machine but when i give print THE PRINT JOB shows its status 'Printing' and then nothing happens i mean it stuck there, drivers don't send job to the printer actually.

    i am using USB Port and tried every single thing to fix the problem, like re-install the drivers even fresh copy of windows.

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  97. Thank you! You just saved me from what would have been several hours of frustration.

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  100. " First Make sure windows 7 updates then only you can fix the driver successfully."

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  101. how to get hp driver without windows update..? thanks
    my problem cannt install hp deskjet 400 on win7..

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  103. Great post. I need a Plastic card printing machine for home use. Where i can get the best one?

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