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Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

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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Re: Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

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.

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Re: Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

Hi,

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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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/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3194498

 

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I tried your link neonskeleton but no luck.  Looks like HP has a driver for Windows 8, but not for RT yet.  Hopefully they are working on it.  Thanks

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Re: Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

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.

 

Happy holidays! 

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Re: Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

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.

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Re: Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

You sir, are a life saver!!

 Thank you so much as I had the same problem as the above poster.

the PcL3 class driver works just fine!!

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Re: Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

Just to inform you that the photosmart plc3 also works for c7180 on the windows rt platform.

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Re: Windows RT and no driver for HP Photosmart C6280

Thank you.  My HP C7180 All-In-One now works perfect with my Surface 2, Windows RT.  Great information.

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