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Xp Can't Install HP Driver

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Hey OCN, I have a pc with xp running on it and I want to install the driver for an HP printer. Every time I go to install, it loads to 100% and then cuts off the installation. It basically does not install. Is there a manual way to install the driver or something?

EDIT: Nevermind. I got it. First the printer wouldn't even become recognized but I found that option to "add a new printer" and got it installed like that. Man I hate XP sometimes.
Edited by R4MP4G3 - 10/26/11 at 10:01am
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go to HP's website find your printer and go to the downloads section. Just install the little software suite for it.
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If you are doing it off a disk check to make sure its not scratched and try again after a reboot.

If you are doing it via download, try deleting the file and re downloading it from a different website and see if that helps.

Try just plugging in the printer chances are windows xp has the driver for it already and will auto install without bloatware from the cd
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The first option is to go to Start > Printers and Faxes. On the left side of the window that appears, click the link called Add a Printer under Printer Tasks.

Click Next, select Local printer attached to this computer and uncheck Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer. Push Next, select the port to use, push Next. Now you will select your driver, push the Have Disk button and go to your HDD location of the .inf file. The rest is default or whatever you want to name your printer and test page print off.
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