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Windows 7: HP Photosmart 7550 installation problem

23 Sep 2009   #11

WIN 7 Pro

it worked!
re: HP Photosmart 7600/7660 series

what I did (after all the failures)
1.removed the HP from device manager (x2 of them 1(?circle)+1(!in triangle)
2.unplugged usb
3.your steps...(in my case the HP 5550 drivers IIRC) c/o HP site
4.test = vhalla

Note > I never had to change the port to USB!

there is still something with a !triangle "Photosmart 7600 series"
I dont really care about it as long as the printer works!

+rep to you! Thanks!

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update driver on the icon with the QUESTION MARK...not the exclamation triangle

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23 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64 build 7600 Final

Im glad it worked))) Thanks for rep!

What does it say when you click on your printer about this warning-triangle?
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24 Sep 2009   #13

Windows 7 x64 build 7600 Final

I got your problem)) According to your screenshot you have installed wrong alternate driver for you printer. Deskjet 5550 (HPA) driver is for Photosmart 7350 and 7550 (mine is 7550).

BUT you have Photosmart 7600 and you must install this driver Deskjet 5600 - you can see it in step 1 from official HP guide.

Driver from deskjet 5550 can cause some text formating problems while printing pages with Photosmart 7600 (found that in google). That's why there is warning triangle - you have to remove that printer once more and install it again from scratch with Deskjet 5600 driver! :)

Im eager to hear if that will help you :)
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24 Sep 2009   #14

WIN 7 Pro

hmm. I havent run through problems yet. But Ill re check the driver and see. that icon you see with the ! mark (1 of 2 ) I didnt bother solving that since I start with x 2 of them (the other was a ? in a circle). Since its easy Ill redo it and use HP 5600. thanks!
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22 Jun 2010   #15

windows 7
Yes, it worked for me as well!

I had tried and tried to find a driver for my HP 7660 Photosmart to no avail! Until I tried your procedure. I clicked "Print a test page" expecting an error as before. But it started printing!

I thank you very very much. The next alternative was to dump my perfectly good printer that I like so much and get a new one.
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04 May 2019   #16

windows 7
Still works after all these years!

I was looking at my old posts. My HP 7660 Photosmart is still working! I'm so glad I didn't have to replace it in 2010! LOL!

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