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HP Phototsmart C4780
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Greetings,

 

I have a HP Photosmart C4780 printer which I’m using as a wireless printer for my 2 HP desktops & 1 HP Laptop, all running Windows 10 Pro.  On one desktop, HP pavilion HPE h8-1330z, I got notified that Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1930, OS build 18362.116) was ready for download and install.  I did that and after successful install I noticed the printer was printing very slowly, about 1/3 the speed it used to print.  Printing from the other 2 PCs is still normal. 

 

Looking at MS forums the suggestions was to reinstall the device driver.  So I went to Settings -> Apps and uninstalled “HP Photosmart C4700 All-in-One Driver Software 14.0 Rel. 6” and did a reboot.  I tried using the CD that came with the printer but the only option I got was “Exit.”  So I went to the HP website and downloaded PS_AIO_06_C4700_140_408-5.exe and ran it.  I did get the “Install” option and used it.  It got to the “Hardware Setup Guide” window when it fails.  First came up the dialog box: “”C:\Users\vjs\AppData\Local\Temp\7zS393E\Setup\hpzpr\40.exe” –inf…  Fatal error during installation”.  When I clicked “OK” and then clicked on “Details…”  I got “The following lines retrieved from installation error” and this window:

 

C4700error.jpg

 

I tried using the “HP Installation Error – Windows 8.hta” that got downloaded but it didn’t do anything.  Any help with this would be appreciated.  This major Windows 1903 update will eventually have to be installed on my other PCs because MS eventually forces you to install their update.  Thank You.

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@Hammerhead1024, Welcome to HP Support Community!

 

I recommend you delete the driver and root level and retry, follow the steps below: 

  

1) In Windows, search for and open Programs and features 

2) Select your HP Printer 

3) Select Uninstall 

4) In Windows, search for and open Devices and printers 

5) In the Devices and Printers windows look for your HP printer. If you see it listed right-click on it and choose ‘Delete’ or ‘Remove Device’ 

6) Open up the run command with the “Windows key + R” key combo. 

7) Type printui.exe /s and click Ok. (Note: there is a space in between “printui.exe” and “/s”) 

😎 Click on the “Drivers” tab 

9) Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it Click on it and click Remove at the bottom 

10) Select Ok 

11) Select Apply and Ok on the Print Server Properties windows 

12) Close Devices and Printers.

 

Once the uninstallation is complete, you can download and install the latest software from here.

 

If the issue persists, try installing the printer using Windows Built-in print Drivers. Refer to this document for help.

 

Keep me posted.

Cheers 🙂

 

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Thanks for your reply.  I followed your steps to try to reinstall the software but it failed again with the same error.  I then followed the procedure to install using Windows Built-in print Drivers. which worked but only for basic printing.  The driver name is "HP Photosmart C4700 series."  When I tried to use the "Print on both sides" option the print queue would get "confused."  Sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't finish printing and an entry would always remain in the print queue.  I can't cancel it no matter how many times I try.  I have to delete and recreate the queue to get rid of it.  I also found out the Scan app can't see the printer when before it did so I also can't documents.

 

One thing about your steps to delete the driver.  When I ran "printui.exe /s" and select the driver to delete it gave me two options:

 

o Remove driver only

o Remove driver and driver packages

 

I selected the 1st option since you said to delete the driver.  Should I use the second option?

 

I really need the printer to work like it did, print on both sides and scan, because I use them a lot.

 

Thanks for you help.

 

 

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@Hammerhead1024

 

Run HP Print and Scan Doctor

Download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor to resolve connection issues.

  1. Turn on the printer and load plain paper in the main tray.

  2. Download HP Print and Scan Doctor, and then follow the prompts to install and open the tool.

  3. On the welcome screen, click Start to locate your printer.

  4. Read and respond to the instructions to install any required software or fix any network connection issues.

Keep me posted for further assistance.

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I downloaded and ran HP Print and Scan Doctor 5.2.1 and all it did is say "The full software solution for your printer is not installed on this computer."  I clicked to install it and it failed with the same error.

 

In my previous reply I asked you what's below and you didn't answer.  Please answer it.

 

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One thing about your steps to delete the driver.  When I ran "printui.exe /s" and select the driver to delete it gave me two options:

 

o Remove driver only

o Remove driver and driver packages

 

I selected the 1st option since you said to delete the driver.  Should I use the second option?

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Thanks for your help.

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Select the second option to remove driver and driver packages.

 

Once the uninstallation is completed, install the full feature software and try printing.

 

Keep me posted for further assistance

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I tried using the 2nd option and it said:

 

Driver HP Photosmart 4700 series was removed.

Package hpc4700.inf was removed.

 

I rebooted the PC before trying to do the full install and the install still failed at the same place but with a different "Error Situation Code: as follows:

 

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These steps can resolve errors so you can install the printer software.

 

Step 1: Unregister and reregister the Windows Installer Service

Unregister and reregister the Windows Installer Service to make sure the Windows Installer files are not missing or damaged.

  1. Search Windows for run, and then select run from the list of results.

    The Run dialog box opens.

  2. In the Open box, type msiexec /unreg, and then click OK.

  3. Open the Run dialog box again.

  4. In the Open box, type msiexec /regserver, and then click OK.

Step 2: Download the HP printer software

Download the latest HP software from the HP website.

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer, if necessary. The software installation prompts you to connect the cable if needed.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads.

  4. If a Let's identify your product to get started page displays, click Printer, type your printer model number, and then click Submit.

  5. If you need to change the operating system, click Change, select your version, and then click Change.

  6. Under the Driver heading, click Download for the full software package, or click Basic Drivers for other driver options.

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer, if necessary. The software installation prompts you to connect the cable if needed.

  3. Go to HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads.

  4. If a Let's identify your product to get started page displays, click Printer, type your printer model number, and then click Submit.

  5. If you need to change the operating system, click Change, select your version, and then click Change.

  6. Under the Driver heading, click Download for the full software package, or click Basic Drivers for other driver options.

Step 3: Uninstall the HP software

Use the HP printer software file to completely uninstall any installation files that Windows might be unable to remove or update.

  1. Browse to the location you saved the installation software in the previous step (usually the Downloads folder), and then double-click to extract the file.

    The Welcome to HP! screen displays.

  2. Click Cancel or Exit .

  3. Type %temp% into the Windows search box, and then press Enter.

    The Temp folder opens.

  4. Double-click 7zXXX.tmp (the XXX is the software version).

  5. Double-click Uninstall_L3.bat or Uninstall_L3_64.bat.

  6. Click OK, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall.

Step 4: Reinstall the HP software

Reinstall the HP printer software you downloaded in the previous steps.

  1. Browse to the location where you saved the HP software, and then double-click the file.

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation

Let me know the outcome.

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I got to Step 3: Uninstall the HP software.  I found a bunch of 7zXXX.tmp folders as follows.

 

tempfolders.jpg

 

So I double clicked on the one created today, 7zS0924.  There was no Uninstall_L3.bat or Uninstall_L3_64.bat file there so I searched for them and found Uninstall_L3.dat in sub-folders util\ccc.  Should I run that .bat file?

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Yes, go ahead and run the file. Continue with the rest of the steps.

 

Let me know if it helps.

 

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