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HP5500 universial PCL5/6 vista driver not printing color

I have a new PC with Vista business installed. hp5500dn driver for XP does not recognise extra paper trays, douplex printing or options for changing paper type. I have installed both PCL 5 & 6 universial drivers which fix previous issues BUT states color printing not available even though shoing status of color toner cartridges. Other PCs in office with XP still print color.

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  • darren900 Mar 08, 2009

    The link you provide takes me to the drivers for a HP5550 ... not the 5500 as required. I gave it a go any way but does not work. the applicable driver for the 5500 has previously downloaded and tested ... and does not work properly. Thanks.

  • darren900 Mar 09, 2009

    Oh I see the '5550' which is a typo - sorry. The body of the question does however refer to the 5500. I will leave the appicable driver installed and look at ther potential issues Thanks

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Welcome to VISTA, the new and Improved? OS . I wonder how many years it will take to finally get complete compatibility? Likely never will with older products like yours.  Is a windows Xp downgrade available for your new computer? 

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Your model had VISTA drivers availablefrom HP . Download and install the VISTA specific driver.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=406811〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=409994&taskId=135

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  • Thomas F. Schneider Mar 09, 2009

    The top of this question states 5550, not 5500. If the 5500 driver from the same site does not work and you are downloading the one for VISTA, then it is not a driver problem but some other sort of problem. 

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