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HP Deskjet through file server

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Hi. I've go an HP Deskjet 842 that is connected to my wired network through a linksys print server. This setup works fine with my XP Home, XP Pro, and a Mac Book. Being an idiot, I did not write down the steps I had to use. I've tried Win 7 through the print server and directly to the usb port. No joy. HP says that there is no need for a Vista driver, it's built in.

I tried connecting as a network printer, as a USB printer through the IP address, and direct connect to the USB port. I really don't want to get a new printer to use with this machine. Any suggestions?

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by:IanTh
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hp do not yet do a driver for any printers in windows 7 its not yet been released
nobody does except m$ for its pre-release candidate of windows 7

see http://windows7news.com/

so they dont need to yet
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by:dlan75
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Hi,
Have you tryed installing the vista drivers? Those should be compatible with windows 7.
To connect to your printer, try installing the printer as attached directly to the computer, then create a tcp/ip port for it giving it the printer's ip address. Then install drivers and that should do
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I apologize for not answering the answers. I haven't had time to work on the machine. I found the solution for anyone who need it. I added a new printer, local port with the IP of the print server, when it asked for what printer, I chose Windows Update. After a long time (at least 10 minutes, I was busy  with other things), Windows came back with the drivers for my printer. I printed a test page and all seems to be working now.

Thanks to all who tried to help.
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