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Solved: HP Fotosmart 7350 Printer & HP G72-B49WM Laptop

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  1. enigma1944

    enigma1944 Thread Starter

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    I lost the CD driver disc for this printer and need info. I am attempting to connect it to a new laptop which uses W7.

    I went to the HP downloads for this Fotosmart 7350 and HP says to use the driver for the Deskjet 5550.

    I tried using the Devices & Printers section to add a printer but the add feature will not permit me to load the Deskjet 5550 driver to the Fotosmart 7350 printer.

    Any ideas appreciated

    Thanks
     
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    Here and here are the support sites for the HP G72-b49WM laptop and the HP Photosmart 7350 printer. You should add and save these sites in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can refer to them when needed.

    It appears that printer is several years old and has a driver package for Windows 2000 and XP, but not for Windows Vista and 7. If you're able to get it to auto-detect and be recognized by Windows 7, it's my guess it'll be limited to basic printing commands and nothing else.

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    To ETAF & FLAVELEE

    Thank you both for your answers.

    Yes it is a older printer and not compatable with W7 as suggested.
    I call that a victim of tech progression.

    No it did nothing when I plugged it in.

    Case closed, thanks again.
     
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    Unless you're adamant about having one of those over-sized HP all-in-ones, a consumer HP all-in-one model will do fine for you. I have 3 of them(F340, F4180, C4280) and am very happy with them.

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    I just bought at Walmart for $34 a HP Deskjet 1050 All-in-One Printer. Thats all I need
     
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    Congratulations on your new purchase.

    Here is the support and software site for it that you can add and save to your browser favorites/bookmarks list.

    It looks like it has a full feature software and driver package for Windows XP, Vista, and 7. (y)

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    Ok over and out
     
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