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HPEnvy7640 Install problems

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HP ENVY 7640 AIO Printer
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have installed this HP ENVY 7640 AIO Printer using the full software .exe file and tried the basic .exe file. I have removed the software and reinstalled the software. All forms of the software install to the point of finding the printer on the network but then shows a big red X that it was unsuccessful. I also was given the download of the HP Easy Start and it was still unsuccessful.

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Hi

Thanks for using the HP Forums.

Can you try this:

* *Note that if there are other printers installed, these will need to be reinstalled after this.

Step 1. Uninstall the HP Software from your PC.

Please follow the steps provided to uninstall the printer software in the link: Uninstalling the Printer Software (Windows)
https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02259020

Also, please follow the steps provided below to completely remove the printer software from printer properties.
Steps to remove printer driver files from Print Server Properties:

Step 2. Open the Print Server Properties dialog window by doing one of the following:
• Click the Start menu and in the search field type 'printui /s /t2' (without the quotes), and then press Enter or click it in the search list.
• Press WINDOWS-R on the keyboard to bring up the Run window, type in 'printui /s /t2' (without the quotes), and then press Enter or click OK.
• From the Start menu or the Start screen:
• Open Devices and Printers.
• Select any printer and then click "Print server properties" at the top of the window.
• Click on the Drivers tab.

Step 3. Backup your registry before making any registry changes, the following resource will show you how:
https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03485724

Step 4. Update the registry using the Reg file below
Note: this will change some printer related policies for your PC):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/avbv56zdgwv7600/kernel.reg?dl=1

Step 5. Right click the Start menu and select Run.
Type Services.msc and press OK.
Locate and stop the Print Spooler service

Step 6. Browse to c:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers.
Rename W32X86 to W32x86.old
Rename x64 to x64.old
Note: if any of these folders fail to rename reboot your PC and then Continue following the steps starting from Step 5.

Step 7. Restart PC.

Step 8. Finally, reinstall the HP Software.

Hope that helps!



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The answer didn't help. I was following the directions sent and step 2 wasn't complete.

 

I ended up having success by removing all HP software and installing a printer through the Windows add a printer and configuring the printer as a network printer and typing in the correct IP for the port.

 

Thanks,

Pat

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Hi @pmaxted,

 

Step 2 shows the many ways to get to the drivers and remove them


Glad to hear that your issue is resolved and all is working well now.

Have a nice day!



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