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Windows xp not recognising new printer thru' usb port

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Re: new printer instalation

Go to Start/Printers and Faxes/Add a printer.
Wheh this starts it will look for a P'n'P printer it may find it and the job is done
If it aske for disk or select from list - choose select from list
Select HP then the model.

It seems as if the supplied disc in these cases is defective and is worth taking up with HP

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