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Maxter
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How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center

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I am currently showing my older Desk jet HP 6380 printer in the HP solution center software as it should and it works fine. I have now added a HP Desk Jet  3052A printer to my office. Both printers are set up for wireless connection, both are 3 in one, and both printers work fine. I like using the HP solution center program to manage my printing / scanning. I want to add the new 3052A printer / scanner to the solution center so that I can switch between printers. How do I get both printers to show in the Solution Center software or can I?

 

running Vista O/S

 

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Maxter

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SeanS
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Re: How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center

Hey Maxter. To do this you need to add a device from the software installation. Here is how you can do that:

 

 

 

If you do not have the downloaded software, you can find the setup source located within the HP Folder:

  1. Open Computer.
  2. Enter Drive C
  3. Enter Program Files folder (If you have a 64 bit OS, enter Program Files (x86))
  4. Enter HP folder
  5. Enter Digital Imaging folder
  6. You will see a random folder containing the installation source, you can recognize the folder by it's long name (the folder name should have a similar structure as {17016DA1-F040-4032-BD36-34DD317BC9D5})
  7. Run Setup.exe and select Add a Device.

Let me know if this helped at all.

 

Thanks!

Sean

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Maxter
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Re: How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center

Thanks Sean, but this only seems to want to add the 6300 series unit. It didn't allow, or offer me a chance to select a different HP product (The 3050A series printer) whose software is also installed on my PC. 

Oh so close yet so far......

 

Maxter

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Re: How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center

Alright. Lets do this:

 

1. Downloaded softwart bundle for 3050A form HP.

 

2. Turned off the 6300, then install the 3050A bundle using the "Custom" choice. When installer asks which parts of the package you want to install, under "custom", pick install drivers but nothing else. Follow the instructions for the remainder of the installations.

 

Let me know how this goes.

 

Thanks
Sean

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Re: How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center

I currently have a 7210 connected through USB and an 8600 Premium connect through the network. I've tried everything on this forum, but only the 7210 appears in Solution Center.  I'm running Windows 7. The primary reason I want to add the 8600 is for scanning multiple photos as separate files. Thank you.

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Re: How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center.


SeanS wrote:

Hey Maxter. To do this you need to add a device from the software installation. Here is how you can do that:

 

 

 

If you do not have the downloaded software, you can find the setup source located within the HP Folder:

  1. Open Computer.
  2. Enter Drive C
  3. Enter Program Files folder (If you have a 64 bit OS, enter Program Files (x86))
  4. Enter HP folder
  5. Enter Digital Imaging folder
  6. You will see a random folder containing the installation source, you can recognize the folder by it's long name (the folder name should have a similar structure as {17016DA1-F040-4032-BD36-34DD317BC9D5})
  7. Run Setup.exe and select Add a Device.

Let me know if this helped at all.

 

Thanks!

Sean


 How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center. I do not have "Run Setup.exe and select Add a Device" in my hp folder. Running on Windows 7. Thanks

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Re: How do I add a second hp printer to HP solution center.

I followed all of the instructions, and the Add a device program ran, it even showed a screen saying it was adding a device, however, when I look at Solution Center, only the 7200 series printer is displayed. It is frustrating. Thanks for your reply. It is appreciated.

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