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Help cant print from HP deskjet 656c series in vista home basic,it shows error sign.

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  • ajeeta Dec 09, 2007

    no there is no driver in hp website, it say the driver is preinstalled in vista

  • ajeeta Dec 09, 2007

    The driver solution for this product is included in your Windows Vista operating system and is already on your computer.

    This is the message in 660c driver in hp website.

    i have done the installation n configuration also by selecting usb but still it doesnot print.

    when u give a command tp print u see a winow that show the progress on printing, there its says error

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same problem, my hp 656 printer will not work with vista at all.

    have tried the alternate driver 660 and no avail, any suggestions?



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Have you got the latest driver, or is your driver for window vista. Get the latest drivers at hp site:

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    Chris Montano Dec 09, 2007

    Yes but did you read the configuration instructions?

    What is the actual error?

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    Chris Montano Dec 09, 2007

    Just a follow up, when installing the printer shouldn't be connected yet as it will result to printer errors when installing, and some have successes by installing an alternate driver for 656c by installing the one for Deskjet 660c

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    Chris Montano Dec 09, 2007

    I mean get the standard drivers for 660c and unplug the printer usb and then install normally after restart, but remove all previous driver installations. Restart again and then plug your printer in the usb, allow it to search for the drivers, try and print again... Theres an issue with the usb when the printer is plugged in before driver installation...

  • Chris Montano
    Chris Montano Dec 10, 2007

    If all else fails, get the hotfix for vista at:

    Read instructions and that should make the device work, you can wait for the service pack ms is gonna release in a couple of months...



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Is the deskjet 656c series compatible with windows 7 OS?? if not, can i use the vista installer instead?? many tnx..

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I am trying to install my printer to my laptop with Windows Vista and the laptop says it is ready. I click print and nothing happens. The software details say that I need to upgrade to Windows 98, NT, or...

I think that the printer driver that you installed in your computer is not a driver for Vista. I checked the supported operating systems and it's compatible with Win 2000 upto Win XP.

BUT, I saw this on a site:

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Windows Vista HP Deskjet 656c Printer driver utility.

Meaning that there's is a possibility that HP has a Vista driver for your printer. You need to contact HP and ask them where can you get the Vista driver for your printer. I had a feeling that it's the only way that would make the printer work.

Have a great day!

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Not support to XP & vista please give the HP deskjet 656C printer driver software freeware downloading

for windows xp operating system. please try this link and follow the installation instructions. let us know if there is any other thing we can do. regards.

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Old hp printer won't print anything with new hp desktop computer

Your PC has VISTA loaded (according to the HP web specs)

This printer has no specific driver for VISTA but basic functionality is supported by VISTA without the need to load a seperate driver.

refer HERE

The printer connects via a USB cable to the PC and should be detected automatically by VISTA whe the printer is turned on.

The original CD would have drivers for an earlier vesrion of windows (98 or XP) so you should uninstall any programs that were installed offthe disk.

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The driver you need is located in Vista already. Please follow these instructions from HP on how to install your printer under Vista.

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have you got the latest drivers, or is your driver for windows vista? Maybe you can try reinstalling your drivers using windows vista drivers for your printers. you can go and see if these drivers fit your printer at HP's site:

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