Solved: Connect network printer to win 7

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I have an hp Photosmart C7200 which is the printer for my home network. I just bought win 7 and I'm having a hard time connecting to it. When I try to add a printer I can see the printer but when I click on it to select it, win 7 say's it can't connect to it. I DL the software for win 7 at hp.

Thanks in advance:)
 

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I did a Google search on this problem and found the answer to my problem here.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7...s-7-cannot-connect-network-printer-xp-os.html

The tricky part is getting the share name of the printer right. It was showing up in my version of Win 7 as printer 1, 2, and 3.
But when I looked at the printer properties in XP in the general tab it said "HP Photosmart C7200 series". And that's the name I was trying to connect to but it said something like it couldn't find the HP Photosmart C7200 series.

Then I clicked on the sharing tab and the share name was "printer3".

I also DL the software Win 7 for the printer but couldn't find the right file for it to install so I just used what windows gave me. Now so far everything seems to be working fine.

I hope this helps somebody down the line. ;)
 

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There are new drivers for the HP C7200 series printers that support Windows 7, have you tried those? I have a C78280, and the new drivers work fine on my Windows 7 boxes.
 

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Hi John, Yeah I DL the software for Win 7 for that printer and I couldn't find the driver it wanted. So I used the drivers Windows 7 give ya. I just got tired of fighting with it. It gave me a flash back to the days of Windows 98 trying to install drivers and such. :D

Thanks for asking John.
 

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Sorry for the delay John. But yeah it's working now with the drivers windows gives ya. I unzipped the file you get from hp and extraced them to a folder on the desktop. Then I couldn't find the inf, or ini file it wanted to install hp's drivers. That's when I just installed the files windows gives ya for that printer. :rolleyes:
 
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