11-27-2012 09:36 PM
I have a new Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 RT. I've connected to my PC homegroup network and can "see" my HP Photosmart C6280 printer. When I try to install the printer it says that I need a driver for RT, but I don't see how to download one. All attempts to do so on HP's website came up empty. Windows RT wants an .inf file. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've tried suggestions to download the HP apps, but they don't seem to "see" the printer on the homegroup.
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11-27-2012 10:14 PM
I afraid your printer is not supported on Windows 8 RT.
The OS only supported printers which already include the printer drivers within the OS (In-OS driver),
The C6280 only provided with Full Feature or Windows Update driver solutions, which are not compatible with Win8 RT.
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12-20-2012 03:01 PM
I believe thos drivers have now been released, follow this link and you should be able to select your OS to find the correct driver package: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategor
12-21-2012 10:02 AM
I believe you are talking about the OS for the tablet and other ARM processor devices? In that case you can go to Devices and Printers and you can slect your printer which should havea basic driver accessible over your network for printing. There are also apps on the marketplace for printing as well.
Additionally the Scan and Capture app can allow you to scan from your printer to your device. This would give you a majority of the functionality of the printer.
01-09-2013 07:41 PM
An option to try is to use the HP Photosmart PCL3 Class Driver driver that is inbox with the Windows RT OS. When adding a driver, select HP for the Manufacturer, and scroll near the bottom of the Printers list, and there should be an entry for the HP Photosmart PCL3 Class Driver. This driver will enable basic print functionality for your device.