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HP 5550dn can not install disk for printer

I have a hp 5550dn. I just purchase a new computer that has windows vista and it will not let me install the disk for the printer. It gives me a message that I need windows explorer 5.0 or higher, but the computer comes with internet explorer 7.0.Please help me solve this problem. thanks.

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Re: HP 5550dn can not install disk for printer

Download driver from HP web would be the easiest

Is the disk Vista compatable?

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Download and install the Vista driver for your printer from the HP website. Once installed you should be all set. Hope this helps.

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Make sure your printer is listed and supported under Vista

If it is they will have a driver you can download from that site

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Need help on installation disk for both XP and Vista, plus drivers for both. Thanks!

inser the CD in the CD reader and follow the instruction on the screen.
if you can't install the driver from the CD, then go on ine and go to

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Did you get an error when installing,or did it install. What happened when you plunged in the printer
when the software told you to plug it in, did windows say found new hardware and you let it install a windows driver or did you shut down the window so it would install the hp driver.
Go to start,control panel,programs, look and see if the hp software is listed,if not it did not install,
try it again.
With the hp printer plugged into your laptop, go to devise mgr and look under portable device,it should
show your printer model#, rt click on the model # and then on driver, does it say hp or windows,if it says
windows then the hp driver did not get installed, put in the disk, then click on update driver and pick browse computer, and point it to the disk.

HP has a vista driver for your printer, so you need to check the set up info that came with it to see
if the vista driver in on the disk. You can always just download the driver software from HP,pick the vista
one and install it. But make sure that the software is removed from the program list if it was in there before you install again. Hope it works out, its very hard to cover everything so if any more Q's
just post back.

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I own a hppsc2400 from new, which I installed on my previous computer without any problem. I have recently purchased a new computer and although the new computer recognises the printer immediately (the...

Ensure that the drivers are the ones for Vista. If drivers on disk are not the ones for Vista, download from here
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Additionally, Vista has what is called User account conrol (UAC) interface. This will start the installation program without administrator privileges.

Locate the setup file on the disk, click right mouse button on file, and from the drop down menu chose "Run as Administrator"

Vista Support: Run As Administrator

"run as administrator"? - TechNet Forums

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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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Hp has a new driver package available from its website. However, it's best to install the basic printer driver under vista, as the software package does not work properly (even though it says it's for vista).

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How long ago did you purchase the printer? Does it have the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo on the box? If not, it won't work with Vista at all. I checked Microsoft's Hardware Compatibility List and it says the HP Photosmart C3100 series is *certified* with Vista, however it does not say it *works* with Vista. Per the link, the driver may be part of the Windows Update. Give that a try, as well as HP's website. Otherwise you may need to take it back and exchange it for a Vista-certified printer. Let me know how it works out!

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