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I have a HP Photosmart 8150 printer with the appropriate duplexer accessory for two-sided printing. This served me well using Windows O/S up to,and including, Windows XP Home. Last year I changed my computer to an HP m7780n together with a supposed upgrade to Windows Vista. MY DUPLEXER NO LONGER WORKS. Despite reading what documentation is available to me from Microsoft and HP the only clear message which comes across appears to be upgrade your printer ! Before I contact HP about a printer and duplexer, which cost over $400, that they declare is obsolete after three years, can anyone help ?

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If you are using a network run the printer from another [xp] machine on the network. or Retrofit XP on your vista computer. Sorry I can't find anything helpful at all on the HP website. Perhaps you should contact HP support, maybe they have an unpublished beta driver they can let you have.

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Maybe..did you try with new drivers? get them here(through HP link)

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    perhaps we can arrange a shared screen session to look into this? send me a note through my contact info on profile

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Install Windows XP as secondary Operative System

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    Ginko Mar 24, 2008

    You can run XP and Vista on same computer, and use XP when you want to use the printer.
    I will check I find a driver for your duplexer on vista, If there is none it means that It will not work on Vista

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    Ginko Mar 24, 2008

    I do not know if you did it already, If not try the instructions from Hp to install the duplexer, follow the instructions for XP, on vista. Locate the printer in 'printers' find printer properties and see if there is any setting for the duplxer.

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    Ginko Mar 24, 2008

    If there is no way to have the duplexer working with Vista builtin drivers the only solution is either reinstalling XP o change printer.
    If you decide to reinstall xp you can setup both systems at once. If you decide to change printer I suggest to buy something similar to a Canon Pixma MP500, it does duplex printing, it is fast and has same res, it is on market more or less around $100

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Make sure the Automatic Duplexing option is enabled:
Enter Control Panel then Devices and Printers.
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The HP Automatic Two-sided Printing Accessory (Duplexer) ships with some printer models and is available as an optional accessory for others.

If you have this equipment and are using Win7:

Follow these steps to make sure that your printer driver recognizes the duplexer. Step one: Add the Duplex Unit to your printer settings
  1. On the Windows taskbar, Click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), and then click Devices and printers .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your product, click Printer Properties , and then click the product. The Printer Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Device Settings tab.
  4. If necessary, click the plus sign (+ ) next to Installable Options to expand the list.
  5. Click Duplex Unit , and then click Installed .
  6. Click Apply , and then click OK .
Step two: Set the Two-sided printing preference
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), and then click Devices and printers .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your product, click Printing Preferences , and then click the product. The Printing Preferences window opens.
  3. Click the Features tab.
  4. In the Paper Saving Options area, select Automatic from the Two-sided printing drop-down list.
  5. Adjust other print settings as needed.
  6. Click OK to save your settings.
For Windows Vista: Follow Steps Above.

For Windows XP:

Follow these steps to make sure that your printer driver recognizes the duplexer. Step one: Add the Duplex Unit to your printer settings
  1. Click Start , click Control Panel , and then click Printers and Faxes .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Properties , and then click the Device Settings tab.
  4. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to Installable Options to expand the list.
  5. Click Duplex Unit (for two-sided printing) , and then select Installed from the drop-down list.
  6. Click Apply , and then click OK .
Step two: Set the Two-sided printing preference
  1. Click Start , click Control Panel , and then click Printers and Faxes .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Printing Preferences , and then click the Features tab.
  4. In the Paper Saving Options area, select Automatic from the Two-sided printing drop-down list.
  5. Adjust other print settings as needed.
  6. Click OK to save the settings.
If you do not have the Duplexer, you can contact Customer Service at Hp.com and order it.

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  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Properties , and then click the Device Settings tab.
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  5. Click Duplex Unit (for two-sided printing) , and then select Installed from the drop-down list.
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  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Printing Preferences , and then click the Features tab.
  4. In the Paper Saving Options area, select Automatic from the Two-sided printing drop-down list.
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  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), and then click Printers .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Properties , and then click the Device Settings tab.
  4. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to Installable Options to expand the list.
  5. Click Duplex Unit (for two-sided printing) , and then select Installed from the drop-down list.
  6. Click Apply , and then click OK .
Step two: Set the Two-sided printing preference
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), and then click Printers .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Printing Preferences , and then click the Features tab.
  4. In the Paper Saving Options area, select Automatic from the Two-sided printing drop-down list.
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  6. Click OK to save your settings.
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