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BobN
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DeskJet 870Cse & Windows 7 64-bit driver

The online info for driver downloads for the DeskJet 870Cse says that Win7 already supports the necessary driver and instructs me to connect the printer via USB cable to the computer.  However, my printer has only a parallel port (for PC) and a MAC port ... no USB port.  In any case, the printer is on a LAN-based print server and I just want to install it via a standard TCP/IP port (as I do on all our XP machines currently).

 

Is there a solution?

 

Thanks for any help or tips.

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Bob_Headrick
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Re: DeskJet 870Cse & Windows 7 64-bit driver

Go to the Devices and Printers folder, Add a Printer, select the appropriate port, then click on Windows Update.  Once the update finishes (may be several minutes) then select the Deskjet 870 under the manufacturer HP (not Hewlett Packard).

 

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Re: DeskJet 870Cse & Windows 7 64-bit driver

Dumb question - which is "the appropriate port"? USB or LPT1?

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Re: DeskJet 870Cse & Windows 7 64-bit driver

 


dvejr wrote:

Dumb question - which is "the appropriate port"? USB or LPT1?

DVEJr


It depends...  If you have an actual parallel port on your computer it would likely be LPT1:.  Most Windows 7 computers do not have a parallel port.  If you are using a USB- Parallel converter cable then it is more difficult.  In this case the port may be USB001: (or perhaps USB002: or some other USB00n:smileyhappy: or the USB-parallel cable may provide an emulated LPT port such as LPT3:.  

 

The USB-parallel cables can be problematic, to work they need driver support in Windows 7.  The thread here (toward the end) has some examples folks have posted about cables they have had success with.  OK, to make the cables that work easier to find I have tagged them with W7_USB-Parallel.  There are undoubtedly others that work, I have also heard of good results with Belkin and Sweex cables.  Be sure to check the cable to make sure it is rated to work with Windows 7.

 

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dvejr
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Re: DeskJet 870Cse & Windows 7 64-bit driver

Thanks.  It is a new PC without a parallel port. 

 

I tried USB002 and it worked.  I guessed correctly that USB001 was already being used by my Canon USB printer.

(Which is a great printer that does a lot of things well.  But the old HP870 is just a wee bit sharper with B&W text !  So I'm happy to have gotten it to work, using a Belkin USB-parallel converter cable.)

 

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Hei  

 

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ricknurse7
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Straydog1st - I just stumbled across your comment, and it makes no sense. Many ingrates do not KNOWINGLY return. They just get the answer they needed and do not acknowledge. What are you saying is wrong with Bob's response?

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Hi Guys  Can anyone tell me where to find the  Deskjet 870cse Printer driver for windows 7

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Re: DeskJet 870Cse & Windows 7 64-bit driver

I have been trying to install my HP Deskjet 870Cse printer on my new Windows 7, 64 bit system for two weeks without success. Previously I had the printer hooked up to a Windows XP system with a Startech USB to Parallel converter cable that worked great on that system. I finally solved my problem by purchasing a new Sabrent SBT-UPPC cable that looks exactly like the Startech cable but obviously works with the new Windows 7 system. After many many agonizing hours and much frustration, the system finally works. I wanted to pass this along to the forum because I know there are others that are experiencing the same frustrations and have not found any help for this problem. I have had techs from every company on the planet trying to find the solution to this problem, but no one could solve it. I hope this helps others from experiencing the same difficulties I have had.
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