I have this printer hooked up to my Vista Laptop but am unable to find a driver for the Win2K PCs on my LAN. HP don't supply a driver; surely there's a workround to this problem? Any comments would be much appreciated.
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Click on Start -> All Programs -> HP -> HP Update and run this utility. Last month, HP released an update that directly addresses this issue with the PhotoSmart series printers and computers using Vista. You should install any updates listed here, including the connectivity update.
Check the connections. Does the Vista recognize it? If it does, reinstall the driver. Its a maybe that the driver on the installation disc don´t work as well, get the driver from the HP site specifically for Vista.
u have share your printer and add your printer in laptop u have to connect both pc in lan (local area connection ) or u can use the cross cable of lan when both pc connected then u have share your printer in xp then u have to add the printer in your vista laptop by using printer add visrd there is option on it u have to select the network printer & add it in to vista then u can print it
there is onther way u can install your printer in a laptop u need ur printer vista download
Verify that the printer is turned on. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable to the printer and to the computer. After plugging in the device, select Don’t show this message again for this device. Click Continue on User Access Control (UAC) Window. Go to the Start ( ) icon, click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sounds , and then click Printers . Click Add a printer . Click Add a local printer . Select the Use an existing port check box. In the Use an existing port drop-down list, select USB001 and then click Next . Under Manufacturer on the Install the printer driver dialog box, select HP . Under Printers , select HP Photosmart 8400 series and then click Next . In the Printer name text box, type the printer name and then click Next . The printer driver starts to install. When the message You're successful and HP Photosmart 8400 series appears, you can print a test page to ensure that the printer is working correctly and then click Finish .