09-27-2010 06:18 AM
cAN ANYONE HELP ME - i HAVE AN HP PHOTOSMART1215 PRINTER. yES ITS A BIT OLD BUT IT WAS IN THE BOX FOR 2 YEARS BEFORE i COULD USE IT DUE TO ILLNNESS
HP are not providing a windows 7 driver for my printer and cannot offer any advice except get another printer. I do not want to create more landfill, my printer is working perfectly. this is not environmentally friendly. has anyone found a way round it please.
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09-27-2010 06:35 AM
Please see this forum link below (second posting). I used this method for my HP Photosmart 1115 for which there were no Windows 7 drivers either, and my 1115 works fine except for the card reader (which I don't care about). All print functions work perfectly.
Hopefully, it will work for your 1215.
I used a parallel cable instead of the USB cable. Just follow the instructions if you use a USB cable to connect your printer to your computer.
09-27-2010 09:17 AM
Thanks so much for your advice, it has workmed perfectly. Why couldnt HP tell me the same. All they could say was to get a new printer - unacceptable in this age of environment awareness - no need to add to the landfill. Thanks again. PMack
11-10-2010 01:33 AM
There is no Photosmart 1215 driver but you can get it to work with windows7 by following this guide
first connect your 1215 via USB cable and power on
Windows 7 will tell you theres an error with your install
now go to control panel Printers
Add a Printer with the Add Printer function
Add a local Printer then hit next
Pick the top box and scroll until you reach USB 001
then hit next
Now type hewlitt Packard, and go next
it will give you a choice of hewlitt Packard Printers choose the Photosmart D7200
Windows will install driver
now go to 1215 and change settings-Driver- to the D7200 you will now have your printer set at default for the time being
But it will Print Pictures and Documents
07-27-2011 07:05 PM
exactly what i thought, why should i throw away a perfectly good printer, just because i changed operating systems, i told them i was going to build my own **bleep** driver if i couldn't if i couldn't find a workaround just to keep from having to throw it away