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12-15-2009 05:01 PM
Hi Culprit76, I am very happy to see that it worked out for you now. So the voodoo wasn't needed after all. Persistance is mostly the best solution.
12-22-2009 04:35 AM
I wrote to HP support (italy) on this matter and just got the (nice) answer:
"we do not provide drivers for windows 7 and we don't have any possible date for future release".
I'm happy to read that the workaround may work (I will install W7 64 bit in the next days) but
IT IS A SHAME HP is not providing the drivers ; it is unacceptable !
I mean we're not asking drivers for some strange unknown OS, it's Windows 7.
Does HP expect us to throw all our wireless kit our of the window and maybe buy some new wireless kit they will launch ?
BTW I'm still waiting a real 64 bit driver for my photosmart d5460... it must be that hard to write drivers these days....
01-01-2010 12:46 PM
I have the same problem as a lot of people: I don't have the pop-up for step 7...
First I tried to install with the CD, but no results.
Then I tried downloading the drivers with the given link, and no results too.
The kit wasn't installed : neither in the list of All program, nor in the registry.
I think that UAC is enable in my laptop, because I have already seen this pop-up while I was installing other softwares.
I don't know what to do
***sorry, I don't know the exact expression in English, I'm French and my laptop is in French, but I've tried to find out the right one***
01-10-2010 11:21 AM
Hi, I have also tried the work around for windows 7 which did not give me the pop up, finally I realised I have 64 bit and so this is why. Has anyone found a way round this yet? We have three vista and xp laptops working with the printing upgrade, using the dongle, so it would be nice to get the windows 7 working on it as well. We unsuccessfully tried to set it up with the home network, followed all the instructions but all we managed was to mess up the network and no-one could connect to the internet. Don't know how that happened, so after a lot of messing around, just referred back to using the dongle. thanks
01-17-2010 01:19 PM
Bally - I can't possibly thank you enough for taking the time to research and post this work around here. We just got a new Win7 machine and needless to say I was totally bummed to see that HP wasn't offering drivers for the Wireless Printer Upgrade Kit.
I followed your instructions and everything worked - it installed, and is printing just fine.
HOWEVER, when I went to "Devices and Printers" (to set the printer as the default printer), I saw that it wasn't listed there, AND there's a little yellow-diamond-with-exclamation point warning symbol on the computer itself. Clicking on that it said there was a problem and I needed to "troubleshoot." Did that - it said I needed to install the printer (which it identified correctly). Did that. It confirmed that the printer was installed. Good. But still, the printer doesn't show up in the Printers window - neither does the wireless printer device.
I do see that, after rebooting, when I try to print something it in fact opts for this printer. So it seems to be functioning as if it's the default, even though its icon is not even visible there (and another printer is shown as the default).
Is anyone else having this issue? Thanks!!
01-17-2010 01:48 PM
Ah - it gets weirder. After my previous post, I went and installed the printer on our notebook (Vista, connected by wireless network). Had no problem. It found, recognized, installed and set as the default our Color LaserJet 2605dn, which is connected wirelessly to the PC adapter on the desktop running Windows7.
I figure the problem is the Windows version. As long as I can print from both machines, I'm not going to complain. We shall see what gremlins show themselves...
01-17-2010 05:50 PM - edited 01-17-2010 05:54 PM
Hi Dwight, it is correct that you will not see the printer icon in Devices and Printers. You will see it from within an application from which you want to print.
But it is also in Devices and Printers, but hidden with your Computer Name that is why you don't see the printer icon.
In Devices and Printers, under Devices double click on your computer name and you will see that it will open the printer you are looking for. You can go into the Properties and there you will have all the options/Printer tabs, e.g. share the printer, set it as the default printer, etc.
You can also set it as the default printer by right-mouse clicking on the computer name you see in Devices and Printers.
So the printer it is there, but a bit hidden, masqueraded with the computer name. A little bit of Magic!
01-18-2010 01:59 PM
ah, but it's always something isn't it. i can now print from both machines (the new Win7 machine, to which the wireless printer adapter is connected, and the old Vista notebook) HOWEVER - i noticed it changed the printer interface somewhat, and our "print on both sides" option on the "Finishing" tab has disappeared entirely!! <sigh>
01-24-2010 02:47 PM - last edited on 01-24-2010 07:41 PM by WendyM
Fantastic work around, disappointing that HP cannot be bothered to release proper drivers, guess they don't care once they have got your money!! If you can send me the word instructions to <text removed for privacy>for future reference that would be great.