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how can i add printer drivers without connecting printer? i would like to install printer drivers, but the software is asking me to plugin the usb cable to printer. the printer is in another location
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go to printers, add a printer, choose LPT1 as the port, and then when it asks for drivers browse to the inf file that comes with your software.

This will install the driver on a non existant LPT1 but it will install the drivers.
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thanks coast. will your solution works also on usb printers? will the system automatically detects it when the user plugs in his usb printer? user is using windows 7
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Yes it should do, as the driver is present.

Cant you try it on a machine using this method first?

if push comes to shove, send out the disk and then connect via logmein ;-)

Some HP printers will not let you install the drivers this way and NEED you to use the installation package that came with the CD, so a trial and error situation may be of benefit here.
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