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12-01-2009 10:17 AM
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12-01-2009 10:34 AM
It looks like your printer does not have a full featured driver/software available from HP, but rather you are to use the driver that is built-in Windows 7. Here is an HP Support document that explains how to install this printer: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam
I hope this helps.
12-01-2009 11:15 AM
12-01-2009 06:27 PM
01-20-2011 06:54 AM
Thank you very much for this information. The HP 5600 driver works but does not allow automatic duplex printing with the special attachment. The 7760 driver is much better as it supports duplex printing with the attachment.
Using the same procedure as mentioned here its possible to install the 7760 driver. The difference is that during the procedure Add a printer/Local printer/choose LTP1/Next/ you need to click the windows update button, allow time to download the options in the list, then select HP on the left and then select the 7760 driver on the right to proceed. When finished double click the printer icon and select the correct port in the ports tab.
Interestingly the XP 7660 driver also installs on Win 7 32 bit and also supports duplex printing with the attachment but I think the 7760 driver is better. The XP driver will not install from the CD as there is an error message during the install. Instead when you first connect the printer to the USB there is an error and the printer icon in the printers folder shows an error. Right click the icon/troubleshoot/ and it tells you there is no driver installed and gives you some options. I can't remember the exact procedure after that but at some point you can get into device manager and click on properties to update/install the driver and browse to your original XP installation CD and the driver will install.
The only issue is that the toolbox doesn't work with the XP driver and I can't find the toolbox withthe 5600 and the 7600 drivers. and the 7760 driver there is still no toolbox associated with the printer whichever driver is installed.
I know the toolbox functions can be applied manually using the buttons on the top of printer but is there a way of accessing the toolbox using Windows 7 with any of these drivers? Your thoughts would be appreciated.
01-22-2011 08:55 AM
THESE DIRECTIONS WORK!!!!! FOLLOW THEM STEP BY STEP.....AND WHEN IT SAYS TO GO TO THE 5600 PRINTER IN PRINTERS AND DEVICES AND RIGHT CLICK AND GO TO PRINTER PROPERTIES..........DON'T GO TO PROPERTIES......GO TO PRINTER PROPERTIES.
I'VE SPENT 16 HOURS TRYING TO HOOK UP MY HP 7660 AND THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT ACTUALLY WORKED!!!!
KUDOS TO THE James1105 FOR THIS FIX!!!!!!!!!
02-10-2011 02:09 PM
Oh my God, I LOVE YOU James 1105!!! You have no idea how many headaches I have had trying to install my printer to my new computer, and I tried your solution and it worked like a charm!!! A year I had been trying!!!!! Thank you, thank you soooooo much for sharing this info!
02-22-2011 09:06 AM
Thank you so much. You saved me a lot of money. I thought I was going to have to buy a new printer. With three kids and being on disability does not let me have any extra money each month.