Installing HP Deskjet 722C printer drivers on a Vista machine ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Warren, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Warren

    Warren Guest

    Hi everyone. I have an HP Deskjet 722C hooked up to my Windows 98 machine
    through a parallel port. I'm thinking of building a wireless network and
    installing a wireless printserver to the printer (plugs directly into
    parallel port). My question is will I be able to install the print drivers
    on my new Vista machine so I can print to my Deskjet 722C from the new Vista
    machine ?

    Thanks in advance for your time.
     
    Warren, Oct 16, 2007
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  2. Warren

    Rob Guest

    You'll need a drivers from here

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&product=57565&lang=en&

    Rob

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    Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop
    P4 3.0GHz
    1GB RAM
    Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit
    ATI Radeon 9800 XT
    Creative SB Audigy 2
     
    Rob, Oct 16, 2007
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  3. Warren

    Warren Guest

    Thanks Rob,

    It looks like it's easier than I ever imagined, Vista already has the
    drivers, supposedly. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
     
    Warren, Oct 16, 2007
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  4. Warren

    Rob Guest

    That's good news. To ensure you have the best drivers check version supplied
    with Vista to that on HP website. Drivers supplied on the Vista DVD only
    offer basic functionality whereas drivers from manufacturers website will
    offer advanced features.

    Rob
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    Red meat isn't bad for you....Blue, Green fuzzy meat is bad for you.

    Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop
    P4 3.0GHz
    1GB RAM
    Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit
    ATI Radeon 9800 XT
    Creative SB Audigy 2
     
    Rob, Oct 16, 2007
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  5. Warren

    Warren Guest

    Well the HP site said there was nothing to download for my printer, so
    that's as good as it's going to get.
     
    Warren, Oct 16, 2007
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  6. Warren

    Rob Guest

    No worries at least you know it'll work. That's the second time that's
    happened to me today. Recommended HP drivers only to be told link
    says..."drivers already supplied on Vista Disk". What on earth is wrong with
    HP? Massive company like that, why don't they just offer the driver for
    download. I mean not everyone has access to the Vista disk. I guess because
    that particular printer is getting old now (don't we all) HP have ceased
    development of that driver.

    Rob

    Note to myself: When providing links to HP drivers, ensure they actually
    exist!

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    Red meat isn't bad for you....Blue, Green fuzzy meat is bad for you.

    Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop
    P4 3.0GHz
    1GB RAM
    Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit
    ATI Radeon 9800 XT
    Creative SB Audigy 2
     
    Rob, Oct 16, 2007
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  7. The 722 may not work over any form of network connection. It is a host-
    based printer, and typically didn't work because it needs direct
    communication.

    That said, some people were able to make it work using older drivers. I
    don't know if the Vista drivers will work with a network connection.
    Vista does come with DeskJet 720 drivers which will work with your 722
    (physically the same, I think the difference was included software.)

    Many newer printers today have networking built-in, and pretty low price
    levels. Unless you already own the print server, it may be cheaper to
    buy a new printer. You'll get faster speed and higher quality output,
    even with the cheapest printers compared to the 722.
     
    Andrew Rossmann, Oct 16, 2007
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  8. Warren

    Warren Guest

    Thanks, those are some good points, I just hate throwing out a perfectly
    good inkjet printer, all be it not the latest & greatest inkjet.

    I'm going to build a wireless network, so I'm going to have to purchase a
    wireless server for the printer, regardless of being new or old, ethernet,
    usb or parallel port. I'm still not sure if the print server I have in mind
    for converting my printer port from parallel to wireless (DLink DP-G301)
    print server will even be accessible from a Windows 98 machine. Some
    specifications say all you need to configure the DP-G301 is IE6 or higher,
    which I have. I'm trying to contact the manufacturer to confirm.
     
    Warren, Oct 17, 2007
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  9. Warren

    huwyngr Guest

    I used VISTA as my excuse to replace my much loved DJ722C! <g>

    I got the PS 8250 which is a beaut but is no longer current but there
    are other in the Photosmart range that use the 6 VIVERA inks in tanks,
    not cartridges, and which recycle the ink they use to clean the inkjets
    from time to time.

    I can get some suggestions for a current equivalent of that PS8250 if
    you wish.
     
    huwyngr, Oct 17, 2007
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  10. Warren

    Warren Guest

    So you couldn't get Vista to play nice with the 722C, even though the
    drivers are supposedly included with Vista ?
     
    Warren, Oct 18, 2007
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  11. Warren

    huwyngr Guest

    What I said was:
    I'm pretty certain I've heard of people using it on VISTA but whether
    there is an "in the box driver" I never tried to find out.

    I'm a little dubious about what the HP document that comes up if you go
    to Software & Downloads / Deskjet 722C / VISTA since it says "connect
    the USB cable ....." and the DJ722C only has parallel to the best of my
    recollection (especially since it came out when WIN3.1 was still
    current <g>) supported by:

    You’ll need to buy
    a printer cable that
    supports bidirectional
    communication (IEEE
    1284-compliant), such
    as HP C2950A.

    in their Setup Guide .....

    See:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=57565&lc=en
    &cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
     
    huwyngr, Oct 19, 2007
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  12. Vista does come with basic drivers. You can manually install them by
    going through the Add New Printer wizard.
     
    Andrew Rossmann, Oct 19, 2007
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  13. Warren

    huwyngr Guest

    I believe you -- does VISTA also come with the USB fitting for the
    DJ722C? <g>
     
    huwyngr, Oct 19, 2007
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