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Windows 7: HP PhotoSmart 8200 Printer and Windows 7

19 Jul 2018   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HP PhotoSmart 8200 Printer and Windows 7

I was given this printer and when I looked at the setup instructions, it said it was for a Windows OS up to Windows XP. It also said NOT to plug in the USB until the installation software instructed to do so. I thought the beauty of windows 7 was that it was "plug and play" with peripheral hardware. Also, my desktop case is set up for a parallel port printer - it doesn't have many USB ports and I'm using them for the EHD, Internet connection, and optical mouse added to the fact I do not have a USB/USB connector cable (which the directions say were not included with the printer. Any suggestion son how to set up this printer?

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19 Jul 2018   #2

win 7 64 bit

Hi it should come with a disk and follow the instructions you will have to use a USB port. printers are not plug and play. cable are cheap here is an example
if you do not have enough usb ports then you could try and get a USB hub.
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20 Jul 2018   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the tips, oscer1.
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