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I did not get a manual with my HP Photosmart Premium printer/fax/copy/scan product. I also cannot find the installation CD and the scanner and fax do not work. Can you send me a manual and a installation CD? Thank you. Helen Wilkerson

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Http://www.hp.com/#Support

You can download the manual and installation software from their site. You will need to enter the model number.

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