cannot connect printer with usb cable
So far I have confirmed the following regarding trying to install the HP5 printer using win7
1. cable (usb to centric ) is good tested it on a old computer (XP) and got it to be recognized and print a document.
2. when I connect the cable to the new computer in the printer/device I get a icon unspecified "usb2.0 printer", but no hp5 printer icon.
3. I tried creating "add printer" on the new computer & noticed that when I do that with win7 the selection off of the drop down list for USB is NOT there. I have tried/looked for several solutions to get the USB option back on to the drop down list without success. Seems no one has a solution to get it back. Now I have other devices using USB ports, which I just installed again now & they are ALL fine. But they are not printers and do not have to go thru the "add Printer" & then the drop down list. So it is my belief I need to get the drop down fixed first before going any farther.
thanks hope I get back a solution.....
is it possible that a good cable creates the usb option in the drop down & the usb2.0 printer icon is telling me even thorough the cable test good on the old computer it does not work now on the new one. At one time I have it printer working with the cable on the new computer then lost it.