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PAULINEMACK
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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.

 

pauline mclaughlin

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Hi:

 

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.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-7-Beta-and-test/need-driver-for-HP-Photosmart-1115-printer-for-...

 

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.

 

Paul

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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

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Thank you!  Thank you!

It took me two minutes to set up my 1215. It works great!

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I tried, but I cannot get the 1215 to be recognized as a printer.  Any ideas??

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Hi Pauline,

                     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

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thanks got it working , test page printed no problem, no reason to throw away a good printer just because i changed operating system

 

JB

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i did step by step what magicglen said and i was able to get it to work, its alot better than what i was doing, when i wanted  to use the printer i would restart and run in XP, much easier now

 

JB

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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

 

JB

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add printer and say no to search online

now tell the pc to search from list

choose HP and then select D7200

let pc install Printer Driver to Virtual USB001

voila yur HP1215 will now print simples

 

 

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