Networked HP deskjet 9650 and Vista 64

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by jasonpierce, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. jasonpierce

    jasonpierce Guest

    I am having issues with my hp deskjet 9650 and Vista 64. HP ha
    recommended using the 9800 series driver as a workaround. The 980
    driver comes bundled with vista and is not available on the HP site
    This is fine when attaching the printer directly to the machine. Thr
    the add wizard I just select add local printer and I am given a lis
    from which to select the 9800. However I need to add this printer over
    network. The add wizard looks for shared printers on the network see
    the 9650 and asks me to locate the driver manually. I don't have a clu
    where the driver is. I have discovered a series of drivers her
    (C:\Windows\System32\drivers) but they are in no way clearly labeled an
    none appear to be the correct one. Can anyone help
    jasonpierce, Sep 1, 2009
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  2. jasonpierce

    Malke Guest

    Go to the computer that is hosting the printer. Control Panel>Printers and
    find the printer. Right-click on it and then left-click on Properties. Write
    down the share name.

    Still on the computer hosting the printer, Control Panel>System>Computer
    Name (tab). Write down the computer name.

    On the computer not hosting the printer to which you wish to add that

    Control Panel>Printers>Add a printer (button)

    Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the
    drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

    A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name.

    Type in the \\FullComputername\SharedPrintername

    ex: \\mycomputer\HPDJ

    [This is why you wrote down the printer's share name and the computer's

    Click Next.

    Under the Manufacturers list, select HP and the correct printer from the
    Printers List on the right.

    Under Do you want to use this printer as the default printer select "Yes"
    and click Next.

    When asked to print a test page, select "Yes", then Finish.

    Malke, Sep 1, 2009
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  3. jasonpierce

    jasonpierce Guest


    My sincere thanks and gratitude to you! Your above instructions worke
    flawlessly. I can now stop transfering pdfs over the network and star
    printing directly

    Thank you
    jasonpierce, Sep 3, 2009
  4. jasonpierce

    Malke Guest

    You are most welcome. I'm very glad that sorted it for you. Thanks for
    taking the time to let me know.

    Malke, Sep 3, 2009
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