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Windows 7: Can't install driver for Deskjet F4280

13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Can't install driver for Deskjet F4280

I have found the Windows 7 compatible driver for my Deskjet F4280 here:

Vælg software og drivere HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One - HP Teknisk Support (Danmark - Dansk)

I have chosen the correct system (Windows 7 64-bit) and successfully downloadet the 204 MB file (after a couple of interrupted downloads). But when I try to run the file very fast I get the message (in Danish "Udpakningen mislykkedes"), which more or less means "Unzipping failed".

I have tried to run the update from Vista to Windows 7 (though the computer is 'born' with Windows 7), but that doesn't help either...

Before all this I have installed the driver from the cd-rom disc which came with the printer, not knowing that it didn't wotk with Windows 7

Any good suggestions???

The alternative would be to buy another printer - but no printer is yet sold in Denmark with a Windows 7 driver!

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13 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7

I am now sure that the printer CAN print. I have tried the 'clean toner' function. But I have tried to print from Word, a PDF-file and a picture... nothing happens!

From Word it says 'settings are wrong', printing a picture results in the informative message 'a problem caused the printing to fail' and printing a pdf-document simply doesn't get the printer to react...

Now the printer will be dumped!

And I have to say that I am certainly not impressed with Windows 7... I have had my new PC for about 24 hours...and I have never had so many software-malfunctions and OS breakdowns
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14 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7

Now I finally got the driver installed. But still the printer seems dead! I can't print anything. I have tried HP solution center - according to this the printer works perfectly! I have tried to check all possible printer settings in every corner of the computer - everywhere it says "ok, all is fine, printer is ready etc" and some said that it might be my antivrius programme, which caused the failure, so I tried to 'disconnect' the anti virus, but this didn't help either.

I have run out of any ideas - what is wrong???
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12 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Same problem!

Hi there. I have the exact same problem. The printer is recognised, and Ive even managed to scan a document, but I simply cannot print!

Did you manage to get anything printed?
Anyone have any solutions/ideas?

Thanks in advance
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08 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


I meant to post an update - this issue is now resolved. I suspect the problem may have been with my antivirus software (norton360). I wiped everything and started again with a clean install of windows 7. Plugged the printer in and 7 found everything it needed, without me needing to install any HP software. Re-installed norton and everything works fine. Even managed to network the printer to a vista machine with ease.

Long and short of it, dont bother with all the HP software if you just want basic functions from your printer!
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3 Weeks Ago   #6

windows 7

Hey I had the same issue. disable firewall w,indows defender, ANY Antivirus. During install do NOT plugin usb until the end when it asks you too. Im now installed on windows 7 software and all.
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