HD on HP ENVY m7-k211dx died, no recoverable data replaced with a new Samsung 850 EVO 500GB.
Note: I've built many desktop PCs since the Pentium 4 days, consider myself an enthusiast
Installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit without any issues (after enabling legacy suport in BIOS)
Downloaded all drivers from HP website and copied to DVD
Dropped folder with drivers onto desktop
installed chipset driver sp73543.exe, rebooted- everything ok
Installed USB driver sp70645.exe, rebooted-everything ok
Continued on with rest of drivers install and then with full updates from Windows.
Installed all other software, all work perfectly fine
However when I try to install the HP Photosmart Plus b209a printer drivers I get the following error message: "This system does notmeet one or more of the minimum requirements needed to install the product. The installation cannot continue" then lists the following as requirements not met: USB Drivers USB hardware
I've downloaded new copies of both versions of the printer drivers, both give same error message
Tried reinstalling the USB chipset drivers (sp7064) still same error mesages.
Strange thing is that the printer installed and worked just fine before the HD went bad.
Any ideas? I'd just go out and buy a new printer if I knew it would work but am concerned I would just run into the same install issues.