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Windows 7: Using HP Deskjet 5740 as a network printer with 7


25 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Using HP Deskjet 5740 as a network printer with 7

I've been trying to install my HP Deskjet 5740 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 notebook over my home network. Windows finds the printer on the network and attempts to install the driver but an error message comes saying "Windows can't find the driver for HPDeskjet on the network" when I press ok it asks to locate the INF file.
I tried many locations on my notebook but it still doesn't find the file. I then copied the INF file from the desktop that the printer is plugged into and then tried to install it but then it says it can't connect to the printer.

If it matters at all I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

The Desktop the printer is plugged into is running Windows XP Professional 32bit

And I was able to install the printer on another Desktop over my network that was running Windows 7 RC 32Bit with no problems

Thanks in advance
MChiarovano

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25 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MChiarovano View Post
I've been trying to install my HP Deskjet 5740 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 notebook over my home network. Windows finds the printer on the network and attempts to install the driver but an error message comes saying "Windows can't find the driver for HPDeskjet on the network" when I press ok it asks to locate the INF file.
I tried many locations on my notebook but it still doesn't find the file. I then copied the INF file from the desktop that the printer is plugged into and then tried to install it but then it says it can't connect to the printer.

If it matters at all I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

The Desktop the printer is plugged into is running Windows XP Professional 32bit

And I was able to install the printer on another Desktop over my network that was running Windows 7 RC 32Bit with no problems

Thanks in advance
MChiarovano

M

sometimes networking printers on win 7 can be a chore. You may have to install it as a local printer first then as a networked printer

Hope this helps

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I actually tried that and it worked fine but when I tried installing it over the network again I got the same error
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12 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
The answer

Ok so here is what you do press start and in the search box type Windows Device installation settings and check

Yes, do this automatically(recommended)

This works for all device usb,network,ect

enjoy
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12 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by webafile View Post
Ok so here is what you do press start and in the search box type Windows Device installation settings and check

Yes, do this automatically(recommended)

This works for all device usb,network,ect

enjoy
I tried this and even tried selecting no on device installation settings. I still get the same error about the INF file.
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13 Nov 2009   #6

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
well

Tell me step by step what you do because i just did this today at my freinds house and it worked.

here is what i did i went in and changed it to update automaticly then i went into devices and printer then i pressed add printer it found the printer and then i clicked next and it took a while but found and installed the printer.

so can you describe step by step what you are doing and i will try to do what you are doing at my house.
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13 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Everything you described to do I followed, turn updates to yes, do this automatically, go to devices and printers and add network printer. After it finds the printer it attempts to connect to it but the INF file error that i described earlier comes up
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14 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

do you have internet connected?
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14 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

yes
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15 Nov 2009   #10

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

well at this point im at a loss for what to do
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