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Windows 7: Old Printer

15 Jun 2010   #1
Pipepro

 
 
Old Printer

I had to purchase a IEEE-1284 female adapter to USB for a HP-500 All in One printer on a new PC with Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium (for a friend). Windows Update installed the driver for the USB connection and recognizes that there is a printer attached, but will not give me a menu to make the printer the Default printer.
HP does not have a driver for this printer and Windows 7, there is a list of HP printers to use for Add a device but the 500 isn't in that list.
What are my options? Should I purchase a 1284 connection card? Or just have my friend purchase another printer, this would be a shame because the printer looks like it just came out of the box even though it is at least 5 years old.


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15 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pipepro View Post
I had to purchase a IEEE-1284 female adapter to USB for a HP-500 All in One printer on a new PC with Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium (for a friend). Windows Update installed the driver for the USB connection and recognizes that there is a printer attached, but will not give me a menu to make the printer the Default printer.
HP does not have a driver for this printer and Windows 7, there is a list of HP printers to use for Add a device but the 500 isn't in that list.
What are my options? Should I purchase a 1284 connection card? Or just have my friend purchase another printer, this would be a shame because the printer looks like it just came out of the box even though it is at least 5 years old.

First thing to try if there is a vista (or XP) driver. If so try installing it in "compatibility mode". to do that simply right click the installer>properties>compatibility mode>vista.

Let us know if you need help

Ken
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15 Jun 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

HP Officejet Software/Driver HP Officejet 500 All-in-One Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Driver for XP OS
I have an old and I mean old HP deskjet 6122 and got it to work with Win 7 64 bit
using a USB connection.
Went into control panenl, printers and added it and has been working fine for me.
It's like and old dog and that I want to keep it around forever as it has been FAITHFUL to me.
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15 Jun 2010   #4
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

go to start/printers and devices and if the printer is listed there right click on it and then left click on make this the default printer
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18 Jun 2010   #5
Pipepro

 
 

Thank you everyone for your help, I'll get back to you after the weekend when I try again to straighten this out.
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21 Jun 2010   #6
Pipepro

 
 

didn't work so my friend is buying a new Printer thanks anyway
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21 Jun 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pipepro View Post
didn't work so my friend is buying a new Printer thanks anyway

Check the usb cable out before buying a new printer.
Mine is over 10 years old. Deskjet 6122 and works like a charm.
I clean inside and outside every 6-9 months.
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31 Jul 2010   #8
Bobjx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Check the cable is good advice. I have 6 such cables and two are defective.
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31 Jul 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try installing the drivers this way.
Driver Install - Add Printer Wizard
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