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Hi,

I'm alittle stumped on this one. I have 2 cpu's running 2 different OS. one is WinXP Home and the other is Win2K. I have an HP OfficeJet K80xi as my printer that is hooked up locally to the WinXP machine via usb. On the Win2k machine it definetely finds the computer/printer in the Microsoft network but does not install. It keeps saying that the XP machine does not have the right driver,etc. but that one is working fine. I was under the impression that it would use the driver from the XP machine and i think that's what it tried to do. I even went to HP website and d/l a driver for Win2k onto that machine itself and it wont even take any of the drivers that I d/l and they are the right ones supposedly. Is this strictly a driver issue? All firewalls are off too by the way.

Thanks.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Have you tried adding the Windows 2k drivers to the XP machine under the "Additional Drivers" button in the printer properties?

Also any firewalls between the two machines? Software firewalls? Disable them if so.
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Have you tried adding the Windows 2k drivers to the XP machine under the "Additional Drivers" button in the printer properties?

Also any firewalls between the two machines? Software firewalls? Disable them if so.
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Yes, I have checked all the boxes that had anything to do with Win2k in the additional drivers button. Still not doing what its supposed to.
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I ran into a networking problem with another officejet series where the HP KB recommended installing it as a generic deskjet driver. Worked fine though.
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I have run into many using these. Like didggisaur says and the hp website will tell you which generic driver to install, the only problem is then you only use it as a printer not scanner or fax
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