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12-12-2009 07:02 AM
ok, I figured it out. unless i upgrade from premium to professional (for emulation) or I need to reinstall windows 7 someday, next time choosing 32-bit from my upgrade disk instead of what I thought would be better (64-bit), then I'm just screwed. maybe hp will come out with a 64 -bit driver. ha, maybe.
12-13-2009 04:28 PM - edited 12-13-2009 04:32 PM
After reading this whole thread and trying the workaround (with caveat below) I still can't get this installed with Windows 7.
The HP FTP site is constantly listed as unavailable when I try to download the executable listed in post 14 so, seeing as the exe is for Vista driver 1.3.5, I reverted to trying the Vista exe on the Product CD (version 1.3.1).
My install does NOT hang at 90% and 10% but continues to examine my network config then asks for the PC adapter to be inserted and attempts to install the PC adapter driver. The driver install fails but the setup wizard asks me to fire up the Printer adapter anyway.
Devices and Printers lists "Wireless Adapter" with exclamation mark (no driver installed).
If, at any point during install, I use Task Manager to end the setupwizard.exe process I am NOT offered the chance to reinstall.
UAC is on, I have used regedit to delete the HP keys in LOCAL MACHINE and CURRENT USER, and sacrificed a lamb over my keyboard but am having no joy.
I'd like to get my hands on the exe file everybody else has used to try that next if anyone can furnish me. Or otherwise offer up details of voodoo rituals I can perform to get this bugger working.
12-13-2009 05:56 PM - edited 12-13-2009 06:00 PM
Culprit76, as my printer adapter was already configured during the Windows XP days I did not had to configure it anymore.
To check your outcome I have inserted the PC adapter in the Win 7 machine and the P&P kicked in and installed the driver without any problem. It even asked me to configure the PC adapter, which I did.
I can ping the printer adapter both on it's network IP address 192.168.5.58 as on the Ad-hoc IP address.
The Adhoc IP address the PC adapter receives is 192.168.173.2 and the printer adapter is 192.168.173.1
If I go to Advanced Setup I can reconfigure the printer adapter, so everything works correctly.
Clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media gives me the option to Eject Wireless Adapter.
You will need to download the 1.3.5 version as that version does work.
It is very strange that you cannot download this driver, I just tried again and the driver can be downloaded from: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloa
Do you have another PC, check if you can download it from that machine? From which location/country are you downloading? Do you have a friendly neighbour you can ask to download it? Maybe your provider blocks downloading from HP. ;-)
Do the following, navigate to your local country HP site and enter the following in search: HP Wireless Printing Upgrade Basic Software/Drivers (Computer Purchased with Windows Vista Operating System) check if it brings you to a different download location.
When you manage to download it, before installing it, make sure you uninstall the previous version 1.3.1 so that you don’t get unexpected results.
If that doesn't work then we can start talking about the voodoo stuff, I know some good Santería Cuban babalaw to consult.
12-14-2009 05:19 AM
Got the file downloaded on a friends PC and dropped it onto my C drive. Ran through the workaround again after checking the registry was clean and version 1.3.1 was uninstalled..
Killed the process at 90%/10% and Win7 asked me to reinstall with recommended settings (I got excited). Installation restarted and progressed up to asking me to insert the PC adapter. Instered it and then Win7 failed to install the device driver (I got depressed).
Installation carried on as before until it asks me to turn on the Printer and it's adapter. Which it obviously fails to find.
Win7 Devices and Printers lists Wireless Adapter with exclamation mark. Opened the device Properties and clicked "Reinstall Driver". Used the default Windows location, the Vista\Dongle folder on the CD AND the Drivers folder in Prog Files\HP Wireless Adapter but each time Win7 tells me the drivers are up to date, despite the fact it says the drivers failed to install.
I'm close I know it. But still so far away....
12-14-2009 06:02 AM - edited 12-14-2009 06:04 AM
Hi Culprit76, somehow there is something wrong with your Plug and Play, I don’t know if it comes because your system failed with the 1.3.1 version of the driver earlier.
Do you still have a Windows XP or Vista machine in your home network?
If so, configure the PC adapter and wireless printer adapter on that machine and then after the wireless printer adapter is already configured to work on your home wireless network, you can remove the PC adapter. Then go to the Win 7 machine and launch the Advanced setup, so that it finds the wireless printer adapter on your network. This way you don't need to use the PC adapter on the Win 7 machine.
Otherwise, you could do a fresh install of Win 7 and then start directly with the 1.3.5 driver, but try the first one first.
I am hearing the voodoo drums beating far away ….
12-14-2009 07:17 AM
I think my main issue is that the installation will not continue without getting the PC adapter driver working.
I get to the screen asking me to reinsert the PC adapter and retry connecting to the Printer Adapter. The HP Printer Upgrade folder is not present in the Start Menu and the source folder in Program Files only has a "Drivers" and not "AdvancedWizard" folder. I do not have a "HP Wireless Printer Adapter" folder in Program Files. Presumably because the install never finishes.
I have installed the adapter successfully on a Vista laptop and used Adfanced Setup there to config the Printer Adapter onto my home network.
I can ping that IP address from both the Vista machien and the Win7 machine. I even tried copying the "HP Wireless Printer Adapter" folder onto my Win7 machine and running the Advanced Wizrd from there but it says I must have the PC adapter connected. Also tried running the ConnectionMgr.exe on Win7 machine but it fails to find the Printer Adapter.
All of which is academic as my install is also missing the MyPrinter(Wireless) from installed Printers.
It's taken me two months to get happy with my Win7 setup so reinstall is not an option. Might have to revert to one of those old fashioned USB cable thingies.
Thanks for all your help. I wouldnt have even got this far without it.
12-14-2009 04:41 PM
I don't want to give anyone any false hope but I thought i should relay that HP tech support said that they were working on an upgrade that would come out in mid to late January. I know this post stated at the beginning that there would not be one but that is what they told me.
I too had used the standard disk to install the wireless upgrade kit without regard to 32 or 64 bit so after reading the feedback i contacted hp to inquire about 64 bit drivers for the kit for vista to attempt to re-run under compatibility they said to wait to mid January that they were working on something. They told me that if i had registered the product with HP i would get a notice when it was complete.
12-14-2009 07:23 PM
tried every suggestion on here nothing worked so i tried to figure out how to get it to work.i have windows7 upgrade home premium.i figured out how to get it to work on my computer.first i downloaded the file from honor student on page 3 of this board and saved it to my desktop.then i clicked start on task bar and clicked on computer.clicked on local disk c.clicked on program files. deleted hp wireless adapter and hp wireless printer adapter.then i clicked on file i downloaded from honor student.now my wireless is working.hope this works for you.
12-15-2009 05:05 AM
Got it working. Finally. Cost me my soul but at least it works.
Installed the PC Adapter onto Vista laptop and used that to configure Advanced Setup to put the Printer Adapter onto my home WiFi network.
Left the PC Adapter plugged into the Vista laptop with a "Connected" status to the Printer Adapter.
On the Win7 PC I made sure to uninstall all previous versions of the HP Printer Kit software and registry keys.
Then I open the executable COL.......exe as recommended earlier and set that off installing.
When the install reached the 90% / 10% point where it usually freezes there was just a slight pause and then the setup began inspecting my network.
It found my printer and presented me a list (of one item) to choose it. I selected my printer and hit "next". Setup continued and installed the Connection Manager. Finally I got a browser window showing me the connection instructions as expected at the end of Bally's instructions.
Right clicked the Connection Manager icon in the tray and hit "connect". Connection was successfully made and Win7 began installing some more drivers (not sure what for could have been printer or HP dongle), that was successful.
Once the drivers were finished installing I opened "Devices and Printers" and "Add a Printer". Chose to add a local printer. The next screen asks you to choose an interface port. I chose "Virtual Printer Interface on USB002" (I think most folks are supposed to just have USB001). Hit "next". It found my printer and installed drivers for it. Printed a test page and it worked.
Finally I removed the PC Adapter form my laptop and took the laptop off my home network. The Win7 PC remained connected to the Printer Adapter and allowed me to print a test page.
Hope this makes sense and is of help to others. Thanks to Bally for getting me on the road to WIN.