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04-28-2012 08:06 AM
Guys, I am late to this discussion. I bought a new HP desktop with Windows 7 and connected my HP Color Laser Jet 3550 to it but now it still does not work. I understand that HP does not provide the driver for this printer but the printer is in fine condition and I have several sets of toner, so I really don't want a new printer just because I have a new computer. Can somebody please post again the solution, which does not seem to be available any more? Thank you very much in advance!!!!
04-30-2012 10:22 AM - edited 04-30-2012 10:23 AM
Don't know if this will help, but it is from page 3 of this thread:
Ok boys, got the answer. Here's the driver...
You can click on the "INSTALLATION" tab and follow that.
What I did was downloaded into a download file in my documents. Unzipped into its own folder. Deleted the original unzipped version leaving the "zipped" contents. I then copied the addy where I saved it..
I then went to install a new printer like always...clicked on the "have disk", pasted the addy for where I unzipped the download contents, and wala! Worked like a dream..
06-06-2012 08:19 AM
This worked for me!
I'm on Windows 7 SP1 x64. When I uninstalled the first one the second one changed its name. Then I installed the second and third one regardless as said. I also used the x64 drivers instead of the x86 ones and it works perfectly!
The HP site was down when I tried to install them and I used this link instead
thanks again man!
11-21-2012 07:39 AM
Help...... after following suggested proceedure...... everything is fine until i do the restart after loading new drivers when i plug the printer back into the computer.........it states new hardware found and automaticly tries to find the drivers and gets gets stuck on the generic IEEE Printing support and wont install...... Please help!!!!
12-13-2012 02:13 PM
Wow! Thanks ANAMI!
I haven't been able to use my CLJ3550n for nearly two years due to this ridiculous Windows 7 driver issue. I had an older CLJ2840 (actually two of them) that I had to use in the interim. I couldn't bear to get rid of the 3550 because I liked it better and assumed that eventually HP would resolve the issue. Well, now that Windows 8 has included a driver for it, I've also stumbled across this post. Problem solved!
12-22-2012 01:25 PM
Thanks for posting this... but so far I cannot get this to work out... I did everything per your spec and in the end the printer would show up (set to default) but simply not print. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 and the connection is via USB. I have since uninstalled everything related to this printer (drivers, software, etc) - ran CCleaner and manually deleted left over system driver folders and will try once more... this is hours of work now for something that is so easily fixed....
To HP: you have had more than enough time to get this straightened out... *%^& we are already into Windows 8... but, apparently 85655 (as in at present: 85655 Views) customers aren't important enough for such a task. And to blatenly recommend that we purchase a new printer as a fix is outright repulsive. I don't think I or anyone I know that will listen will ever support such a company.
To others having the same issue as myself... I will try again and report back.