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Windows 7: Can't install driver for Deskjet F4280

13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Can't install driver for Deskjet F4280

I have found the W7 compatible driver for my Deskjet F4280 here:

Vælg software og drivere HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One - HP Teknisk Support (Danmark - Dansk)

I have chosen the correct system (W7 64-bit) and successfully downloadet the 204 MB file (after a couple of interrupted downloads). But when I try to run the file very fast I get the message (in Danish "Udpakningen mislykkedes"), which more or less means "Unzipping failed".

I have tried to run the update from Vista to W7 (though the computer is 'born' with W7), but that doesn't help either...

Before all this I have installed the driver from the cd-rom disc which came with the printer, not knowing that it didn't wotk with W7

Any good suggestions???

The alternative would be to buy another printer - but no printer is yet sold in Denmark with a W7 driver!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7

I am now sure that the printer CAN print. I have tried the 'clean toner' function. But I have tried to print from Word, a PDF-file and a picture... nothing happens!

From Word it says 'settings are wrong', printing a picture results in the informative message 'a problem caused the printing to fail' and printing a pdf-document simply doesn't get the printer to react...

Now the printer will be dumped!

And I have to say that I am certainly not impressed with W7... I have had my new PC for about 24 hours...and I have never had so many software-malfunctions and OS breakdowns
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7

Now I finally got the driver installed. But still the printer seems dead! I can't print anything. I have tried HP solution center - according to this the printer works perfectly! I have tried to check all possible printer settings in every corner of the computer - everywhere it says "ok, all is fine, printer is ready etc" and some said that it might be my antivrius programme, which caused the failure, so I tried to 'disconnect' the anti virus, but this didn't help either.

I have run out of any ideas - what is wrong???
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Same problem!

Hi there. I have the exact same problem. The printer is recognised, and Ive even managed to scan a document, but I simply cannot print!

Did you manage to get anything printed?
Anyone have any solutions/ideas?

Thanks in advance
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


I meant to post an update - this issue is now resolved. I suspect the problem may have been with my antivirus software (norton360). I wiped everything and started again with a clean install of windows 7. Plugged the printer in and 7 found everything it needed, without me needing to install any HP software. Re-installed norton and everything works fine. Even managed to network the printer to a vista machine with ease.

Long and short of it, dont bother with all the HP software if you just want basic functions from your printer!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2014   #6

windows 7

Hey I had the same issue. disable firewall w,indows defender, ANY Antivirus. During install do NOT plugin usb until the end when it asks you too. Im now installed on windows 7 software and all.
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 Can't install driver for Deskjet F4280

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