Question about HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer
I install my disc and it goes through the process, but does not "Locate Printer". It has worked before in this computer, but after restoring it to factory specs I can't get it to accept the software program. I appreciate any help.
According to this link from HP Vista only has a basic driver built in. There should should find information for installing the printer.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2008
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Back up any important files already on your G4's hard drive. A factory
restore completely wipes the system of all files you've created so, if
possible, make sure you have another copy of all your files, images, music,
Connect your G4 to its charger. Restoring the computer is a delicate
process that erases and reinstalls the most basic and important files of your
system. If the computer runs out of battery before the restoration is complete,
files may be damaged or left uninstalled. The result of this varies from having
to restart the process completely to permanent dysfunction of your computer.
Play it safe. Make sure you have plenty of battery left and the computer is
plugged into the wall.
Locate your Mac OS X Install CD/DVD. If you have lost the original disc
or never received one (a common problem when purchasing used computers), there
are a few options to consider. The first is to ask around; if you have friends
or family with a Mac computer they may still have their CD. It would be usable on
your computer. If this option fails, look online for a download of the
installation CD. Some sites offer installation CDs for all kinds of computers,
including the G4.
Insert the install disc into your computer's disk drive. Once visible,
click the "Install Mac OS X" button. Follow the on-screen prompts to
set up your computer preferences and begin installation.
Select a destination disc for the installation. This is typically the "Macintosh
HD" icon. Next, click "Options," and follow the rest of the
on-screen prompts/instructions. After this, the software is installed. The
computer should reset itself or can be manually reset by holding down the power
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Connect the host computer (the computer that will be connected via wire to the printer) to the printer using the provided USB cable. Insert the printer software CD into the disc drive and click the "Install" button when it appears on-screen. Click "Continue" at the bottom of the next window.
Click "Yes" when asked whether the host computer will be sharing the printer. Give both the host computer and the printer a network name that will be used to connect to the other computers when prompted to do so. Continue to follow the on-screen instructions until the installation process is complete.
Go to a different computer on the network and insert the printer software CD into the disc drive. Click the "Install" button when it appears on screen. Select the "Network" option on the screen marked "Connect Your Printer."
Enter in network names of both the host computer and the printer into the dialog boxes in the next window. Continue to follow the on-screen instructions that will prompt you to begin the installation process. The installation process should take less than five minutes to complete. Click "Finish" once the software downloaded from the CD is complete. The printer will now be available to both computers on the network. Repeat these steps to enable another computer to work through the same network.
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