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    I installed Win 7without any major problems except for the inability to find a driver for my Color Laser Jet 1600. HP has announced that they will not start work on Win 7 drivers until worldwide deployment of Win 7.

    I thought I would be able to install a Vista driver but it did not install. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

    If I can not find an answer to this problem I may have to roll back to XP.


    Thank you.

    Fred

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    Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers and see if your connected printer is there. Then right-click on it and pick Troubleshoot (assuming that you have tried the more obvious choices first), and Microsoft will get back to you with an answer (providing a link to HP), and with luck HP will tell you whether or not there is a driver available, or as I just discovered in a case of my own (LaserJet 1020 with 64-bit Win 7), when it will be available (mid-November in my case). Better late than never, I suppose, but they have had aeons (as computers go) in which to prepare for this.

    You are not alone in grousing over HP.

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    Thanks for your reply.

    The Vista driver does not install so when I go to Control Panel the printer does not show.

    I am heartened by your printer driver being ready in the next few weeks.

    I can see no reason for the delay. This probably developed from a pssing contest between Microsoft and HP. Maybe MS didn't release code to HP by a date that HP wanted.

    Thanks again.

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard42 View Post
    Thanks for your reply.

    The Vista driver does not install so when I go to Control Panel the printer does not show.

    I am heartened by your printer driver being ready in the next few weeks.

    I can see no reason for the delay. This probably developed from a pssing contest between Microsoft and HP. Maybe MS didn't release code to HP by a date that HP wanted.

    Thanks again.

    Fred
    I have a similar problem. When I searched HP's site for the driver, it told me the work-around was to uninstall the driver and use the default Windows 7 driver to do basic printing and scanning until the full version HP driver kit would be available in January 2010. It worked, but I had to hook the printer back up to a USB connection to get it to work as it was a wireless printer. (pain, but at least HP gave me the work-around)

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    Checked HP site today and found the driver I needed.

    Hope that others needing HP drivers will get theirs soon.

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard42 View Post
    Checked HP site today and found the driver I needed.

    Hope that others needing HP drivers will get theirs soon.

    Fred
    The HP web site said that I needed to use USB to connect my Officejet Pro L7780, but I just used Add Printer and searched the network and it seems to work perfectly.

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