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no print preview with new HP Office jet pro 8025 . Windows 7. Worked fine with my last HP 5280.

HP officejet pro 8025
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Where did print PREVIEW go??  help

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no print preview with new HP Office jet pro 8025 . Windows 7. Worked fine with my last HP 5280.

@jetsedr, Welcome to HP Support Community!


Print Preview is now controlled / available within the program/software you are using to submit the job to the printer.


PDF readers, document editors (Word), and most browsers provide some form of Print Preview.


To gain the Print Preview feature back for all print jobs an alternate driver will be needed. By adding the Deskjet 6980 driver using the exact step-by-step instructions I'm providing below you will not affect the scan options or HP Printer Assistant software for your printer.  All scanning and print settings will remain the same. I'll also add an extra step of enabling the Auto-Duplex feature so that it will not be affected.  Please follow the steps below to add the alternate driver- 

  1. Click on your Start menu
  2. Select Devices and Printers
  3. In the Devices and Printers folder right click on your HP Officejet Pro 8630 and left-click on Printer Properties
  4. Left-click on the Advanced tab
  5. Left-click on New Driver
  6. When the New Driver window opens just hit 'next' until you see a list of Manufacturers on the left and a list of Printers on the right.
  7. Select HP as the Manufacturer on the left
  8. Select Deskjet 6980 as the printer on the right. If Deskjet 6980 doesn't appear then select 'Windows Update' on the bottom left and once the update completes you will be able to select Deskjet 6980.
  9. After selecting Deskjet 6980 hit next to complete the New Driver Wizard
  10. Under the Printer Properties window select 'Applybut don't hit OK
  11. Select the General tab
  12. Rename your printer back to HP Officejet Pro 8630
  13. Hit OK
  14. Lastly, right-click on your HP Officejet Pro 8630 one more time and left-click on Printing Preferences
  15. Left-click on the Paper/Quality tab
  16. Left click on the 'Normal' dropdown for Print Quality on the bottom right and change this to Fast Normal
  17. Next, click on the Finishing tab and check the box for Show Print Preview
  18. Hit Apply and OK


To enable auto-duplexing, follow the ste[s below-

  1. Click on your Start menu
  2. Select Devices and Printers
  3. Right-click on your Officejet 8630 (Deskjet 6980)
  4. Left-click on Printer Properties
  5. Click on the Device Settings tab
  6. Under the Installer Options click on the dropdown for 'Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing)' and change this to 'Installed'
  7. Once the settings have been adjusted click Apply and OK



Once adjustments have been made just continue to print and scan as per normal. Every time you want to print, after selecting the 'Print' option under the program a Preview window will open for you to approve prior to the printer actually printing the document.


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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