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Trying to connect it to a usb port as the printer does not show in the device mgr

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According to the specs, the printer can only be setup using the USB port. The easiest way to install this is going to be to insert the CD that came with the printer, and reinstall it. If you have misplaced the CD, you can download another copy of it from hp's website by clicking here: You'll need to choose your operating system, then locate the HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers. Then once it's downloaded, just run it. Remember to disconnect your current printer before beginning the installation. It will prompt you when you are able to plug it back in to the USB ports.

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