Question about HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer
I have spent countless hours with HP techs and sites but to no avail. The HP c4280 installs effortlessly on our other computer that has Windows XP. Installing it on our other one (the one we purchased with this printer and for this printer) that has Windows Vista has been one big nightmare. When it's time to turn on printer and plug in USB cable all seems fine, but that's as far as it goes. Keep getting Windows couldn't find driver software. I've tried the cd that came with printer and downloading from HP's site. And a multitude of other ways from HP techs and other sites. Would appreciate any advice. I can't even begin to tell you all the other ways I have tried installing it.
I cant install my hp photo smart c4200 series printer becauce I have lost the disk
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
I just went through a similar situation as both of you guys with the C4280. The problem started when I used System Recovery and reset my pc to factory standards. While reinstalling all my old programs and devices I left the User Account Control on (had it turned it off before the Recovery) and didn't think anything when I allowed the program to install because the software screen said to just allow it. I did but when it came time to connect the device via usb it got to step 6 then pretty much stopped. After that I tried a bunch of different things that kept me up forever eventually downloading 2 things. One was some kind of hpudatesvr.exe that also needed permission to run and the other was Lemmor's driver package that was suggested. Once the exe was up and running it kind of disappeared and always ran at startup, no help at all. Pretty much the same for the driver package, but it did give one detail that the installation cd didn't. It says specifically to turn off User Account Controls and other anti-virus software as they have been known to cause installation failure. I did all those things the next time and it still didn't work because this time the damn hpupdatesvr.exe was killing the program in the same place somehow. Since I didn't know where it was or how to kill it and I only had 3 programs on my computer I just recovered again and did another install with all User Account Controls off. Works fine now.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
Throw away your HP printer !
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Don't by HP to install on Windows Vista!!
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
V istas now have a automatic driver solution.
but I hope I could help you.
have you tried to go to your control panel and click to the driver for printers? well sometimes the driver is null or doesn't automatically switch.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
Mjap is smart.
I have Windows XP so S.O.O.L for Vista Users...
Go to the Control Panel on your Start Menu.
Next, click on your Printers and Other Hardware.
Look for Scanners and Cameras and click it.
The icon HP Photosmart C4200 should be there.
Click it and the Scanner and Camera Wizard SHOULD pop up and BAM! It's fixed.
I thank mjap for guiding me.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have to know first if your printer is Vista compatible.
If yes, you need the vista drivers in order to get your printer connected with vista.
When the system prompt for the driver, click BROWSE and Select the location
Open the folder when the downloaded driver is and click OK
This must be fixing your problem
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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