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Windows 7: Deskjet 1220c


26 Jul 2011   #1

os x & win 7
 
 
Deskjet 1220c

I just purchased a new HP Workstation with Win 7.

Sorry to all of you, but I hate Win 7.

Worse, the idiotic User Account settings are an incredible pain. Went to the MS site and found information on how to turn all of the UAC's off. I then tried installing a trial version of ACAD and received the message I did not have adequate authorization to install the software!

So today I connected my Deskjet 1220c to the USB port and tried installing the driver. Screwed up my internet and I had to contact HP tech support. Turns out it messed up my Broadcom driver???? Had to uninstall it and then reboot.

Got that fixed and tried installing the printer from Win 7 printer installation in Control Panel. Error message comes back that there is a problem with the printer. Clicked on "find a solution" and Windows comes back with "can't find a solution" to this problem.

Go to the HP site and it says go to the MS Windows Update. Go there - no printer driver.

Searched this forum and see that others who had similar problems were able to download and install 64 bit Vista drivers. Clicked on several of the links that were supposed to take me to the HP download page for the driver, but the driver is no longer there - just a message to use Windows Update.

Spoke with someone at HP and they said that because my printer is so "old" they cannot provide any support unless I am willing to pay a fee - BS.

S, does anyone have the actual "Driver File" that they can send me so I can try installing it?

I have a new Mac Pro running the latest version of OS X and when I connected the HP 1220c to it, sure enough, no problem!

I held off on buying this Workstation because of Win 7. I previously bought a Sony laptop running Vista. I despised that so much I sold the laptop after a couple of months.

I got so fed up with WIndows Vista, I bought the Mac Pro and a MacBook Pro. I wanted to dump Windows completely, but, unfortunately, too many of my software programs only run on a PC, so I have been switching back and forth between the PC and Mac.

After buying the Z800 I was going to sell both of my Macs. However, given this problem with the printer (I also have a Color LaserJet 4550 that I have not tried to connect yet and a LaserJet 5MP that has a parallel port connection, which the Workstation doesn't have) so now I'm thinking of selling this HP and switching completely to the Mac using Parallels.

I'm sorry for the length of this post, but I am infuriated that HP (I know they are the ones who have to write the updated printer driver) doesn't support their equipment.

I also had an issue with fonts on the Workstation. I contacted MS who told me I had to contact HP since the Workstation came pre-installed with Win 7. I called HP and they said there was nothing they could do - they don't support any software!

So, all I can say is think long and hard before you purchase any HP products. They used to be a GREAT company but since they bought Compaq, they have pretty much turned to trash.

Getting back to the problem at hand - if anyone haas the "old" 64 bit Vista drivers for the DeskJet 1220c, please send them to me.

Thank you,


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26 Jul 2011   #2

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I had similar problems with a 960c printer. But, when you go to install the drivers, the first pass through Windows Update will faill -- as there is no Windows 7 driver. But ... there is an option (sorry, don't remember the details) to have Windows Update provide a much LARGER list of drivers -- for older equipment. I did that and when I selected HP, I found drivers for the 960c. Perhaps you can do the same for the 1220c.
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26 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Perhaps I'm missing something because a Google of Deskjet 1220c brought up this link - HP Deskjet 1220c Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center (first page, first link)

Deskjet 1220c-google-deskjet-1220c.jpg

Anyway if you follow the instructions here (Windows 7 x64?) - The Driver for Your Product Is Included in the Windows 7 Operating System - HP Customer Care (United States - English) you should be up and running. If not, I not sure Windows is at fault, but.....

Let us know.


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26 Jul 2011   #4

os x & win 7
 
 

Yeah, I did that, but no 1220c driver.

I tried another (business inkjet 1220) and that crashed my internet connection. Had to call HP again. But even worse, now I can't log onto my work "web" mail.

I am going to sell this piece of HP shit! (Pardon my French.)
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26 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry you're having such a hard time.

Good luck.
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26 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I understand your wanting to find fault with Windows, but it is HP at fault here. Win 7 is very driver complete and much more friendly to old hardware the Vista was.
I have a 2005 HP photosmart for which the Win 7 X64 driver works fine. On the outside it seems there is a problem with the new HP computer, not unheard of.
EDIT: It looks like the same go nowhere loop for Vista too... http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...&swEnvOID=2100
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26 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wyckd1 View Post
Yeah, I did that, but no 1220c driver.

I tried another (business inkjet 1220) and that crashed my internet connection. Had to call HP again. But even worse, now I can't log onto my work "web" mail.

I am going to sell this piece of HP shit! (Pardon my French.)
Go to this link of HP....HP Deskjet 1220c Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

1. Download the driver.
2. Disconnect USB from printer and computer and then re-boot
3. After computer comes back on line then pug in your USB connectors to the printer and computer.
4. Wait a few while Win 7 tells you it has found a new device.

In most cases this will work like a charm as I did this with my old HP deskjet printer and found the 960c driver to work with Win 7.
Post back if more help needed.
THW
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27 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Go to this link of HP....HP Deskjet 1220c Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

1. Download the driver.
2. Disconnect USB from printer and computer and then re-boot
3. After computer comes back on line then pug in your USB connectors to the printer and computer.
4. Wait a few while Win 7 tells you it has found a new device.

In most cases this will work like a charm as I did this with my old HP deskjet printer and found the 960c driver to work with Win 7.
Post back if more help needed.
THW
Other than restarting the procedure over by doing step 2 those are the same procedures I linked to.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
BTW What driver is he downloading?

Quote:
The drivers for your HP product are already included in the new Windows 7 operating system! You do not need to download drivers to use the product. Simply connect the printer to your computer with a USB cable, and Windows Update automatically installs the driver for your product.
The Driver for Your Product Is Included in the Windows 7 Operating System - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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