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Does HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 work with Windows Vista 64-bit system?

Product Name: HP OfficeJet Pro 6968
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)

New HP OfficeJet Pro 6968. Install wizard works w/ my Windows 7 system, but apparently won't install on wife's 64-bit Windows Vista system. Product data states "32-bit only," which distinction I didn't see when I purchased a few days ago. Must I replace w/ one that supports 64-bit Vista?

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Re: Does HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 work with Windows Vista 64-bit system?

Hi,

 

Have you tried the following package ? Please download and install it:

 

    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software13/printers/oj6960/OJ6960_Full_WebPack_1964.exe

 

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Re: Does HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 work with Windows Vista 64-bit system?

I tried the link... Error 404 not found. Is there a new location?

 

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Re: Does HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 work with Windows Vista 64-bit system?

@dtierce, welcome to HP Forums, this is a great place to get support, find answers and tips.


Thank you for posting your query, I'll be more than glad to help you out.

I understand that you get Error 404 while installing the software of your HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 All-in-One Printer.

 

Don't worry as I have a few steps that should help fix this issue.

 

And here's the step by step guide for you to install the basic drivers from the link: Basic Driver

 

Also, you may update the firmware from the link: http://hp.care/2i89eeC

 

Let me know how that works.
 

I hope you have a good day ahead.
 

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Re: Does HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 work with Windows Vista 64-bit system?

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@Rainbow23, Thankyou for your warm welcome.

 

The link you provided (Basic Driver) does not list Vista 64-bit in the supported operating systems. It only lists the 32-bit version. I have tried to install this driver anyway and it refused to install because the software perceived an incompatibility in supported operating systems.

 

The link provided in the earlier posting promised to support vista 64-bit. Since that link is broken (404 Not Found), I was inquiring about a correction to that link.

 

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@dtierce, thank you for your reply, I'll be more than glad to help you.

 

I understand that the issue still persists after following the steps provided in the previous interaction.

 

The link that you mentioned is no longer available.

 

You may install the windows built-in drivers from this link: Installing and Using the Windows Built-in Print Driver

 

Let me know if this works.

 

I hope you have a good day ahead.

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@Rainbow23, Thankyou for your assistance.

 

I have attempted to install the Windows "built-in" generic printer drivers without success. I'll try again tomorrow and update this post.

 

 

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Thanks for the reply, please do try again and revert for further assistance. 

 

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Re: Does HP OfficeJet Pro 6962 work with Windows Vista 64-bit system?

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I got to "Step #3 - Add a Printer Wizard" where I attempted the wireless Windows Vista connection.

 

The "add" wizard successfully connected to the printer.

 

That took me all the way to sub-step 12 under step 3. It then asks to identify the manufacturer and model of printer (HP/OfficeJet 6962).

 

The printer model of "OfficeJet 6960 Series" is absent from this list. I tried the "Windows Update" button which seemed to hang the wizard. The "Have Disk" button just leads back to the HP website because the driver is not on the disk.

 

I tried different paths through the wizard, but they all seem to hit the same obstacle.

 

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Re: Does HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 work with Windows Vista 64-bit system?

Thanks for the reply and trying the suggested step. 

 

Recommend you to select Deskjet 990c when the computer prompts you to select the printer from the list. This should help you get the printer running correctly. 

 

Keep me posted. 

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