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Windows 7: HP Deskjet 1280

16 Feb 2010   #11

windows 7
cant find it with windows update

Hi Tulliallan and Pshend!
I have the same problem with my deskjet 1280. I tried your methods, but my "windows update" is not able to find any driver when i try it through "add a printer"... so i can't choose any other driver Do you have any URL to the drivers? or any other idea to do it... im a bit desperate! I hope you can help me. Thanks!!

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17 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7

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17 Feb 2010   #13

windows 7

I didn't click on "windows update", bet selected manufacturer and printer from the boxes above. These are drivers that are already on the computer. That windows update button never works in my experience!
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17 Feb 2010   #14

windows 7

thank you guys! the problem was that i was trying to install it through the LAN, so win7 didnt give me options to choose drivers. i connected it directly with the usb and the options appears! it works with 1220c drivers. thank u!!
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22 Feb 2010   #15

hp 1280 win7

i could not find the 1220c driver in manufacturer list !! please show me how can i get it
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23 Feb 2010   #16

windows 7

HP / Hp Deskjet 1220c. If it doesn't appear, try clicking on "windows update", just below the list, it will search for new drivers list
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23 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 7
HP 1280 Driver windows 7, 32 bit and 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by faaouatif View Post
i could not find the 1220c driver in manufacturer list !! please show me how can i get it

here is the HP link to the 1220c driver that works on the 1280 below:

HP Deskjet 1220c Printer series- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
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11 Mar 2010   #18

Windows 7 Professional x64

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (from the MSDNAA) and I couldn't get the printer installed using the recommended settings from the HP website, or the 1220c driver that you guys suggested.

Instead, I downloaded the Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) drivers for the 1280 and those worked fine.

I just went to device manager and directed it to the folder that contained the vista drivers.

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24 Apr 2010   #19
Brian J Hoskins

Windows 7 Professional x64


I tried your suggestion and had success with it as well. Thanks very much for posting your solution.

I'm sure I tried the vista drivers ages ago and they didn't work <shrug> but they definitely worked this time!

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14 Jun 2010   #20

win 7 ultimate

hi everybody

I have windows 7 ultimate and I CAN use the toolbox of my HP deskjet 1280

I have installed the driver dj1283 for XP on the HP download center, in fact when you launch the program, the executable create a folder "dj1283" with the driver
when I "add printer" I have choose this with the corresponding path.

after the install, I have launch "setup.exe" on the original CD printer in "troubleshoot compatibility mode";

I have choose a "personal installation"

I select only the toolbox installation

now I have the toolbox of my dj1280 printer, necessary if I want use a personalized format paper with the manual tray.

I hope to help you

PS : sorry but my english in not necessary correct
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 HP Deskjet 1280

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