HP Printer Drivers for W7???!

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  1. sublime313

    sublime313 Notebook Evangelist

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    Can't install my HP C4580 printer now that I'm on W7? I know HP is slacking on their W7 drivers but serioisly? Is there a workaround for this?
     
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    If Windows does not auto detect the printer, load the vista 64 drivers
     
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    The vista drivers don't work
     
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    I don't know if this will work for HP printers but my Canon printer also didn't have 64bit Vista drivers. I found by trial and error that the drivers for 64bit XP worked just fine. You might give it a try assuming there are 64bit XP drivers available for it.
     
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    Windows 7 is very unique though.
    Once I inject the my HP Deskjet F4200 Series USB into my laptop.
    It auto install the driver.
    After that, I can use it to scan and print already.
    HP Drivers sucks. I always need to disable them in Services.msc and from Msconfig. Too much start-up and services which is totally unneeded and useless and hogging the system resources.
     
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    You're right. My printer is wireless, so I was trying to install through drivers, discs, etc. I connected my printer directly to the laptop and it instantly installed the drivers. Then I went to "add a printer" and set it up wirelessly. piece of cake.

    There are many other fools like me out there with this exact question and no good solution
     
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    LOL. Great. It seems you fixed the problems.
    I tried to search and google around this HP Driver for Windows 7.
    All solutions I found = Plug-in USB that's it
    LOL.
     
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    Glad you got it working. For others looking in, another solution might be to run the printer setup in Vista compatibility mode. That's how I did it with my C6180 HP network printer, which wouldn't install natively under Windows 7.
     
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    Ha! My Canon printer is on my home network and W7 didn't find a driver for it. After reading your post I decided to plug it directly into my notebook with W7, bingo, driver installed in seconds. I feel lame.:eek:
     
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