Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't Install HP 2015d on network


18 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Can't Install HP 2015d on network

I am trying to use a new Windows 7 Pro 64 bit laptop on my home network. Here is what I have

HP 2015d connected via USB to Windows XP Pro

I installed the printer no problem on a remote HP laptop also running Windows XP

On the new laptop running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, the follwing occurs

I can find the 2015d on the host computer during the Windows 7 "add printer" window. The dialog box comes up saying it is searching for the driver using Windows update and then a dialog box comes up saying "Windows can't find a driver for the 2015d on the network". To locate one manually click OK"

So far I have tried

1. Download the Windows 7 64x driver from HP on the Win 7 laptop as well as the XP driver. I have unzipped these files and have them stored in a folder on the 7 laptop. Browsing these files with the 7 install program brings up the following

" The file *.INF' is needed.

There is no .INF file found in any of the download packages and a search of the host computer comes up with nothing. There is a folder C:Windows/INF however XP won't allow this to be shared.

2. As a hack work-around, I tried installing the 2015d printer via USB to the Win 7 laptop and it installed immediately and printed. I re-installed it to the XP computer but can't print because the Windows 7 computer thinks it is then off-line.

I also checked the network settings on the 7 computer and it is checked allow printer sharing, etc,

Anyone have a solution for this? What exacty is the *.INF file that Windows 7 is looking for?

Jeff

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Can't Install HP 2015d on network




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Can't Install HP 2015d on network
Thread Forum
Solved Fresh install of Win7 *unidentified network/no network access* Network & Sharing
How to install Windows 7 via network? Installation & Setup
Install on and boot from Network, possible? Installation & Setup
Install Win7 with no DVD, network, or USB? Installation & Setup
USB printer on network will not install Drivers
Fresh 7 install (x64) network printer won't install Hardware & Devices
install windows xp from network Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33