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Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

Hi,

 

I was wondering if there is a way to configure HP Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit.

 

I saw a previous post, but there was no solution. After trying to download the HP Printer Install

Wizard for Windows, which according to the details should be compatible with Windows 8, I receive

a message stating that the wizzard is not compatible with the selected printer.

 

Is there a driver, maybe even related to a previous version of OS, that might be compatible with

Windows 8 64bit?

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

( I am an HP employee )

 

Regards

 

 

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Re: Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

Hi,

As you may find stated below, I afraid the Photosmart 7150 is not compatible with Windows 8:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03168175&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=432...

 

You may try extracting the Vista driver and add the printer by using its INF file (extract it using Winrar or similar extract tools), then follow the Add a Printer wizard.

During the printer selection screen click Have Disk and browse to the extracted folder.

 

if that fails I afraid you will not be able to find any alternative.

 

The Vista drivers can be downloaded from here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-51090-2&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&...

 

Best of luck,

Shlomi

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Re: Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

Thank you! This  worked for me. I ran the Vista driver ex file & Windows  8 now recognizes the 7150 printer.. Now to try & get my scanner to work with Windows 8.

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Re: Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

Hi,

As the Photosmart 7150 is only a printer, knowing what scanner you are using will help guiding you further in the right direction.

Please follow the following guidelines and then rephrase your question:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Scanning-Faxing-and-Copying/Want-Good-Answers-Ask-Good-Questions/td-p/7...

 

Shlomi

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Smiley Happy You have saved me hours of trying to figure out the kinks with Windows 8. Excellent!
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Re: Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

Hi Shlomi:

 

I too have Photosmart 7150 not working on Windows 8.  I downloaded the Vista driver as you directed below but I get confused with your next direction.

 

"add the printer by using its INF file (extract it using Winrar or similar extract tools), then follow the Add a Printer wizard."

 

I don't know anything about Winrars or INF files.  Can you please explain as if I was 3 yr old?

 

Thanks,

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Re: Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

An alternate method to ShlomiL's above can be found through the following link.  It's a little bit easier to follow, and doesn't require you to download a driver package for a different version of Windows.

 

There's no driver for my printer. Now what?

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Re: Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

by you suggestion I connected my windows 8 to photo smart 7150. Thank you so much!
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Thanks. This driver fix allowed me (with Win 8) to connect HP 7150 via wi-fi as I had done in Win 7.  Big convenience.

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Re: Unable to configure Photosmart 7150 for Windows 8 64bit

I see all the posts that the HP driver for the HP Photosmart 7150 driver is not compatible with Windows 8.

 

That is not true. I had an old Dell PC which I upgraded to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1. The HP Photosmart 7150 driver worked fine. Only after I bought a new machine with Windows 8.1 already installed did the driver not install.

 

I suspect the problem is that HP and the other printer companies have ccolluded to force us to buy newer printers. I had the same problem with trying to buy a new Surface. No printers would work with it. Then I discovered that Microsoft had two compatibility categories: compatible and basic compatible (basis wasn't the word they used). Anyway, what this means in corporate bull**bleep** speak is, you can't use the current driver to print highend pictures or something like that. But I just want to print ordinary stuff and I don't care what pictures look like. The newer format probably uses even more (espensive) ink.

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