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Windows 7: Alternate HP print driver with 'Print Preview' for Photosmart 7520

04 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home, Premium x64
Alternate HP print driver with 'Print Preview' for Photosmart 7520

Help getting & installing a compatable driver for new Photosmart 7520.

Need to have 'Print Preview' in Printer Preferences. Newer Photosmart Printers have very few options under Preferences.

Have tried drivers for Office Jet 6100 & Deskjet 69800 as suggested in HP forums. Neither has 'Print Preview' in Printing Preferences.

My previous Photosmart C310 died, bought the 7520 as a replacement. If I remember correctly, when I upgraded to Windows 7 with the older Photosmart C310 I had to download an alternate driver. That printer worked fine for over 2 years with all the preferences. I failed to note the driver that worked with the C310.

Hope someone can help, or I'll return this one to Costco along with the $130.00 worth of ink.

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04 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home, Premium x64

After a week of frustration, I was able to locate an HP Forum with the information that works.
I used the alternate driver that was from my previous Photosmare C310.
Here is the link. Hope this is helpful for someone in the future.

print preview / afdrukvoorbeeld - HP Support Forum - 3356529

I research genealogy and do a lot of text printing from my own compter files. The 'Print Preview' feature is crucial to how I print. It is next to impossible to find out if a new printer has this feature before buying. Sales people & manufacturer's website are next to usless.
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04 Mar 2014   #3

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .. Thanks for Posting back your solution ... Hp Forums had many Posts about your Model some stated that smart ink should be used and mentioned about other Drivers that may work .. But seems you have found the right solution
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