|08 Mar 2010||#1|
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HP Printer drivers
I recently upgraded one of my computers to 7 pro. I also have an older computer running XP pro. They belong to the same group.
My situation is this. Last week I wanted to share the printer on my XP pro system with the upgraded 7 system. I went into the printer and devices option on the 7 system and clicked "add a printer", "add a network printer" and pointed to the printer on the XP box. I seleted the printer which is an Epson Action laser 1500.
Dont laugh.... yes it is a 23 year old printer... but guess what it still is chugging away.... How many here can say the same for their printer?
Any way when I tried to install it using those drivers, the Windows 7 box spit it out. I remembered from years back that the Epson would also run on the HP 3si drivers, so I installed another printer on the XP box using the 3si driver, went to the Windows 7 add printer screen, it saw the 3si across the network and WHAM... the printer installed and I was printing. Great.... But here is where the problem starts.
I decided to install a larger IDE (PATA for you newer geeks) drive in the XP box, and so I decided to back up all my files and data and do a clean install. That went well. The XP box is now up and chugging with an extra 320 gig of disk space. I installed the Epson 1500 printer on the system, then I installed another printer using the 3si driver. I went back to the the Windows 7 box and tried to connect to it and install the driver, but this time the Windows 7 box is not seeing the INI file.
I went to HP's support page and tried to get the drivers from there, but I keep getting caught in a loop. Every time I think I will get to a page to download the files, it take me back to the initial "support" page.
Any suggestions how to get the drivers up and running?
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