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Member Since: ‎01-02-2013
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Photosmart 8750 cannot connect to computer

I have an 8750 that used to run on Windows XP. It was working fine. We disconnected the printer and moved it from one shelf to another. We did not drop it or bump it. The computer it was originally working on died so I tried to install it on another computer. 


The software installs just fine but when it's time to connect, it doesn't recognize it. I have tried this on multiple computers. I have also used different USB cables. Nothing is broken.


I have installed/uninstalled/installed software again. 


I have restarted computer, printer, and with no success.



This computer is no longer within warranty or return period.


Any advice? Thank you in advance.

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Regents Professor
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Member Since: ‎11-28-2011
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Photosmart 8750 cannot connect to computer

Are you trying to re-install from the CD? In that case the drivers are probably outdated and you should use the most up-to-date ones that we provide from our website. First, make sure to uninstall the printer from Programs and Features, Devices and Printers and the Device Manager. Next, navigate to your Temp folder by clicking RUN and typing "%temp%" and pressing ENTER. Delete all the files and folders there that will allow it.

After restarting your computer, follow this link and install the printer from the full-feature drivers and software package:

Let me know how this goes or if you have any issues.

If this solves your problem feel free to mark it as a Solution Provided or if I did my job well give me a kudos!

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Member Since: ‎10-28-2013
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Re: Photosmart 8750 cannot connect to computer

I have the same issue with my Photosmart 8750.  I attempted to install driver from CD...did not work.  Web site stated that driver was properly installed.  I called HP customer service which stated that this printer is obsolete and HP will not be providing any drivers for this printer to work with Win 7.


The service rep was nice enough to forward me to sales which hawked a $1,200 printer as a replacement.  Gee...thanks.  So now I need to replace an expensive photo printer that still works well with XP but which HP refuses to provide a driver for.   I will not be buyin another large format HP printer only to have it be obsolete when Win 10 is released.


The most annoying part is that HP knows about this yet their wesite pretends that there is a fix when CS says to throw it out.

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