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Windows 7: HP Photosmart 7960


18 Aug 2009   #1

win 7 rtm
 
 
HP Photosmart 7960

Hi,

Running Windows 7 RTM 64 bit and looking for drivers or some guidance on drivers for HP 7960. I have tried the vista 64 bit driver from HP for the 7960 printer and while the driver installs without error, still cannot get it to print.

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18 Aug 2009   #2

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Did you firstly check windows update for a driver (optional hardware). Since its installed correctly you could try running the program in compatibility mode with vista -
To install a driver, program, OR Run a program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file (or short cut to program in program files)- click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install Or run.
I have also found turning off desktop decomposition and visual themes can change the way a program runs so try these settings if the first 2 have no effect as well.
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20 Aug 2009   #3

Win7 x64
 
 
"works for me"

I installed the driver from this link:
HP Photosmart 7960 Printer Driver Download

For vista64x. (I'm running Windows 7 64x). It's interesting that on the driver selection dialog, this shows up under manufacturer "Hewlett Packard", whereas the driver for my HP 2600 multi-func shows up under HP. That also works well but I haven't tried the scanning yet on Windows 7 and the fax line isn't connected so I don't intend to use that.

A small difference in config might be that I'm running my 7960 remotely on an Iomega NAS box. Specifically an ix-2 model.

This pic I just printed came out beautifully. My last experience in trying to do the same almost had me throw the printer out, but maybe there's some life left in it.

(First post here, hope it helps.)
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20 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit
 
 
HP Printer Driver

I have a J4550 HP All-in-One Printer/Copier/Faxer that wouldn't install at all but when I followed the steps of using the Compatibilty Mode & I selected troubleshoot compatibility -select "The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install now" as well as "I don't see the problem listed here" and run the program when asked and follow through....etc, etc....The driver installed with full functionality. I concur it works good...
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22 Aug 2009   #5

win 7 rtm
 
 

Hi,

I got it fixed now. I originally had the printer connected via a linksys wireless usb print server. I took that out and connected the printer via USB and it works ok. Only problem my 7960 has a 2nd tray and I cannot find where in the driver to designate that installed accessory but at least i am printing. Thank you
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24 Aug 2009   #6

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Did you install the driver update from the hp site dated 05/2009? It may fix the 2nd tray.
Select software and drivers*

Description: This Print Driver Update contains improvements for issues related to the following applications and/or print functionality:

Microsoft Office 2007
Duplex printing via network
Printing from Intuit applications
Print margin accuracy
Thai language font

Enhancements: Microsoft Office 2007: Prevents crashes in Excel and Power Point.
Duplex printing via network: prevents a false "duplexer not connected" error message.
Printing from Intuit applications: Resolves inability to print from Intuit applications in Vista 64 bit OS.
Print margin accuracy for HP Deskjet D4200: Resolves issue where printed content gets clipped prematurely due to incorrect margin limits in landscape orientation.
Thai language font: Resolves issue with printing Thai font incorrectly in Word 2007 in Vista.

Description: This Print Driver Update contains improvements for issues related to the following applications and/or print functionality:

Microsoft Office 2007
Duplex printing via network
Printing from Intuit applications
Print margin accuracy
Thai language font
Enhancements: Microsoft Office 2007: Prevents crashes in Excel and Power Point.
Duplex printing via network: prevents a false "duplexer not connected" error message.
Printing from Intuit applications: Resolves inability to print from Intuit applications in Vista 64 bit OS.
Print margin accuracy for HP Deskjet D4200: Resolves issue where printed content gets clipped prematurely due to incorrect margin limits in landscape orientation.
Thai language font: Resolves issue with printing Thai font incorrectly in Word 2007 in Vista.
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