Printer: Connected Ev which Way - so WHY not in Control PANEL? Can't print....

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Registered: 01-18-2006
Printer: Connected Ev which Way - so WHY not in Control PANEL? Can't print....
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Sun, 02-12-2012 - 2:42pm

HP

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Registered: 05-25-1999

I was so supprised when I got my Vista and Windows 7 laptop because one of the things I hate is to install printers and scanners and cameras etc......but when I plugged them in to these machines the little bubble popped up and said I see you have a HP printer (and it is getting pretty old) would you like to use Windows drivers for this device? I said sure......and it was working..same on the Windows 7.......

I do see it when I go to the control panel and click on printers.....but I don't have the software that came with it because I never used that anyway.......

The only time I print is from a program and I just click on the Print icon sometimes I check the print preview from the File menu.

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Registered: 01-18-2006

Thanks everyone.

No.....I have the software & have tried several times, different ways to install:

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Registered: 01-18-2006
Hey! I fixed it!!!! I fixed it!!!!
Had to disable my firewall temporarily to get it in.
Remind me next time --- It's the bloomin FIREWALL's fault! :D
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Registered: 05-25-1999

I never thought about that, on my problem I had disabled the firewall and the antivirus and nothing helped....

Glad you got it fixed.......