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Windows 7: No Windows 7 Printer Driver

31 Oct 2009   #1
alwweb

Windows 7 x64
 
 
No Windows 7 Printer Driver

Neither of my laser printers have Windows 7 drivers. I am currently running home premium, but will be upgrading to ultimate.

Can anyone tell me the steps to go through to see if a Vista driver will work, or how to run the XP driver in compatibility mode? I am computer savy, but brand new to 7 from XP.

I tried allowing auto find of drivers and it still tells me there are no drivers. I searched manufacturers web site, and no news at this time of whether or not drivers will be available.


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31 Oct 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Vista drivers will probably work.

Compatibility Mode
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31 Oct 2009   #3
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I had a similar problem with my networked HP 2600N, and here's what I did:

I found the latest drivers at the manufacturer's site, ran the executable and let it extract all the files. I copied the entire folder and put in on my desktop for easier access.

From there I went to Device Manager, chose Update Driver Manually, Have Disk, and selected the folder I'd copied the driver files to. It should find the ".inf" file and load the driver.
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01 Nov 2009   #4
alwweb

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks all. Downloading the Vista 64 drivers and then pointing to them when loading the driver worked.
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01 Nov 2009   #5
rbmorse

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
I had a similar problem with my networked HP 2600N, and here's what I did:

I found the latest drivers at the manufacturer's site, ran the executable and let it extract all the files. I copied the entire folder and put in on my desktop for easier access.

From there I went to Device Manager, chose Update Driver Manually, Have Disk, and selected the folder I'd copied the driver files to. It should find the ".inf" file and load the driver.
If you have an HP printer the other thing you can do is download and install the HP Universal Windows driver for Windows 7 32/64-bit as appropriate. They come in two versions...one for PCL printers and one for PS printers.

HP Universal Print Driver Series for Windows- Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center
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