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Windows 7: Problems Adding Shared Printer

21 Nov 2010   #1
Stewball

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Problems Adding Shared Printer

I am new to this forum and have been searching the Internet for awhile now to try and solve this problem. I did search on here but didnít seem to find a solution.

I have a HP PSC 1610V All-In-One printer that is shared on the network. It is cabled via USB to one of the work stations that is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64. I have another workstation identical to the one with the printer and it can use the printer with no problems. This tells me the printer is shared correctly.

A couple of months ago I bought a Gateway NV53 Laptop and it came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64. Now the problem begins. I have been trying to add the HP as a network printer to the laptop. It sees the printer since they are all on the same home group and when I try and finish the install I get an error message indicating that some files may be missing or corrupt. I can browse that workstation with the shared printer from the laptop so I m not thinking it has anything to do with security.

Next I tried to add it as a local device and telling it the IP Address of the share and it still tells me the files are missing or corrupt.

I downloaded the package again from HP all 328m and tried to install but it wants to install as a local device and wants me to connect the printer which I canít since it will not be wired to this laptop.

So I then tried to point to the inf file but have no idea what it is and where it is. I did try several inf files that were in the package but every time it came back and said they didnít pertain to the device I was trying to install.

I would like to avoid uninstalling the drivers on the shared workstation if at all possible since I have 2 out of 3 PCs using the shared printer with no problems.

I need your help folks this one is over my head.

Thanks in advance.

Stewball


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21 Nov 2010   #2
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Hi Stewball and welcome to The Seven Forums. Try looking at the link below, it might help.

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22 Nov 2010   #3
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Hay Stewball. Did it work?
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22 Nov 2010   #4
Stewball

Various
 
 

Sorry I didn't answer sooner and no still not working but thanks for replying
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23 Nov 2010   #5
Stewball

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Well tonight I finally got it to work. I manually looked to see the OEM inf file was being used through the properties of the shared printer on the other workstation and pointed the install to that. Did the install as a network that failed and then did it as a local device and manually set the IP Address to the share. It installed locally so then while that one was installed I tried again through the local port and this time it finally went in. Next time I see one of those "Windows 7 was my idea" commercials I will know who to slap!
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23 Nov 2010   #6
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stewball View Post
Well tonight I finally got it to work. I manually looked to see the OEM inf file was being used through the properties of the shared printer on the other workstation and pointed the install to that. Did the install as a network that failed and then did it as a local device and manually set the IP Address to the share. It installed locally so then while that one was installed I tried again through the local port and this time it finally went in. Next time I see one of those "Windows 7 was my idea" commercials I will know who to slap!
Glad you got it working Stewball. Windows 7 wasn't my idea!
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