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Installing my printer to my new laptop

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Re: installing my printer to my new laptop

If its a new laptop is it vista?, if so are you trying to install the printer using the cd you got with it which probably has an xp driver on it? if so it wont install. If you do need the vista driver you will need to visit the manufacturers web site and download and install the driver. If its a new printer also there should be no problem, try in a different usb port and make sure that the driver is installed before you connect the printer

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Not all printers will have drivers that will support all 3 ways of using the printer. It appears that not all printer drivers, written for Windows Vista. If you can't get your network printer, please try the following steps to bypass the LPT redirection. 1. Install the Vista printer driver on your Windows Vista computer.
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9. Click OK to close the printer properties.

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It sounds like your laptop hasn't installed the driver from your install CD. If you go to and download the Win7 32 or 64bit driver depending on which OS you have installed and as you plug the USB lead in, the laptop should recognise the printer and complete the installation.
I am assuming that your laptop is also hp. If it isn't, go to the manufacturers web site and download the driver for the printer.
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