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Windows 7: Printer on Network - No Driver


23 Jan 2009   #1
jtwellner

Windows 7 BETA
 
 
Printer on Network - No Driver

Ok so I have installed Win 7 a while ago and today needed to print to my upstairs printer. My printer is a HP Deskjest 340 and it is connected to an iMac. I have all comps networked together so when i click add a printer my HP shows up as connected to my mac, no problem there. When i select the printer it starts to install a driver for it but a message comes up that says "No driver found" it asks me if i want to search for a driver on my comp but i don't have one to begin with. So basically I'm stuck. i have been to HPs website about there drivers and such and they don't have any drivers for Vista, they say the comp will look and find one for you while it did properly.


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23 Jan 2009   #2
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

You can try this workaround...

Unplug your printer from your iMac upstairs and connect it on W7. It should be detected as a local printer and the necessary drivers will be installed.

Then , disconnect it and put it back to you iMac upstairs.
Now try connecting to it again as a network printer. W7 should already have the drivers needed now.
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24 Jan 2009   #3
orkel

 
 
Lexmark optra 1650

Hi Guys

Does anyone know how I can get this printer to work in Windows 7?
Vista has the drivers already, and the Lexmark site does not list drivers for vista.
I have this printer connected to my network through a HP printer server, so basically the way I set it up on a system is by creating a standard tcp/ip port to the server.
Any ideas??
Does anyone know of a driver in Windows 7 that will work?
Thanks

Rickie
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30 Jan 2009   #4
jtoolman

 
 

Same thing happened to me. I have 4 machines 3 towers and one laptop. My main is hard wired to the Fios router and has the Epson R1400 attached to it via USB. The other two towers have built it wireless. Of course so has the laptop. One of the towers "could not find drivers" either as in your example. I finally had to use my installation disk for the Epson on the computer that could not "find" drivers and re did the "connect to my Epson" operation, it pulled and installed the driver from the disk and all was fine afterwards. Very odd that the others were able to pull the driver from the main machine where the priter resides. At this point I just happy that all four machines are seeing and using the same printer though I can't figure out why it could not grab the drivers from the 1st like the others. The laptop is Windows 7 build 7000 ( no problem with that one ) the main and second towers are Vista Home Premium ( also no problem ) and the third is running 7 and that's the one that had your same probelm.

SO far I am loving Windows 7!!!!
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18 Mar 2009   #5
scn

window 7
 
 

hi everyone!!
I try to install hp deskjet 6988 on window 7, but have some problems. the driver will not install. Greatly appreciated if anyone can help me.
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18 Mar 2009   #6
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jtwellner View Post
Ok so I have installed Win 7 a while ago and today needed to print to my upstairs printer. My printer is a HP Deskjest 340 and it is connected to an iMac. I have all comps networked together so when i click add a printer my HP shows up as connected to my mac, no problem there. When i select the printer it starts to install a driver for it but a message comes up that says "No driver found" it asks me if i want to search for a driver on my comp but i don't have one to begin with. So basically I'm stuck. i have been to HPs website about there drivers and such and they don't have any drivers for Vista, they say the comp will look and find one for you while it did properly.
HP Deskjet 340 Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
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18 Jun 2009   #7
gadgtman

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Complicated but CAN be done

Here is one way to do it. Also it can be done without connecting printer through USB cable to Windows 7 machine.

1. Add Printer (click)
2. Choose local printer
3. Choose use existing port: print to file
4. If your printer is not listed, click windows update (requires internet).
5. Wait...
6. Check to see if printer is now listed.
7. Choose newly listed printer.
8. Printer will then install.

More...

1. Right click printer icon. Left click printer properties.
2. Click port tab.
3. Add new port. Local port
4. Type in address of shared printer ie \\Name or ip address of computer with attached shared printer\Shared printer name
5. Click general tab. Print test page. Run upstairs to see if your test page printed.
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01 Sep 2009   #8
HRM

Win 7 ultimate 64 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gadgtman View Post
Here is one way to do it. Also it can be done without connecting printer through USB cable to Windows 7 machine.

1. Add Printer (click)
2. Choose local printer
3. Choose use existing port: print to file
4. If your printer is not listed, click windows update (requires internet).
5. Wait...
6. Check to see if printer is now listed.
7. Choose newly listed printer.
8. Printer will then install.

More...

1. Right click printer icon. Left click printer properties.
2. Click port tab.
3. Add new port. Local port
4. Type in address of shared printer ie \\Name or ip address of computer with attached shared printer\Shared printer name
5. Click general tab. Print test page. Run upstairs to see if your test page printed.
You are the man!
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01 Sep 2009   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This Only works if there is a driver for your Win 7 system. Printer manufacture's can be a little slow in that area.

In my case with my older Dell printer they never made a 64 bit driver for Vista or Win7 so I'am sol until I find a new printer. Setting up a network printer is so easy with Win7. I remember the Win95 days and it wasn't so easy back then.

I use the network sharing folder as a work around, just slide the file over to my XP machine and print from there.
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05 Nov 2009   #10
aleciopjr

Windows 7
 
 

Hi. I had installed the Win 7 ultimate 64 bits in my laptop. My printer is a HP business inkjet 1100 installed in a computer with Win XP in my home network. I am trying to add this printer using the network and the Win 7 cold not find the driver. The HP website explain to use HP business inkjet 1000 like an alternative drive when the printer is installed in the computer with Win 7 but they don't explain how to add this printer using the network. When I add the printer locally, I can choose the model inkjet 1000 in a list of HP printers, but when I try to add the printer using the network this list don't appear. The win 7 just open a dialog box where I should select the place where the drive must be and I could not find where the HP business inkjet 1000 driver is inside Windows 7 folders. Help me.
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