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How to add hp cp2025 on USB port to win 7 64 bit

When adding a printer to a USB port, do I still specify local printer LPT1:?

The printer is not listed in Windows 7 64 bit list of printers.  I've tried Adding the Universal PCL 5 and PCL 6.  Both send "something" to the printer but all I get is a single page saying:

GET /DevMgmt/DiscoveryTree.xml HTTP/1.1
Host: 127.0.0.1:8080

and the printer driver Icon in the printers panel says "Error".

I've unplugged and replugged it.  The system sees it and says "installing driver" and then reports it can't find one.

I have the CD but am told that the operating system (win 64) is incompatible.

What am I doing wrong?
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Fritters
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nobusCommented:
what printer are we talking about?
normally you install printers in several ways :
1-install cd
2-download from manaufacturer
3-windows Updates- additional updates

if the manufacturer does not have an install for 64 bit, you can often use another model
i have the HP5850 installed on 64-bit as HP5600 series
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DansDadUKCommented:
My Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system lists this driver:

HP Color LaserJet CP2020 Series PCL6

You may need to repopulate the list (using the Windows Update button  within the Add Printer dialogue) to get it in the list.
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nobusCommented:
as in 3- above
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FrittersAuthor Commented:
I have gone thru the normal Add local printer.  I've chosen the CP2020 as the closest model.  I then try to print a test page and an error is returned.  I've also tried to install the Universal PCL 6 and 5 and can't print test pages either.  This printer worked find on the previous Win 7 32 bit machine that died and was replaced with this 64 bit.  Short of going thru multiple "non-matching" drivers, I don't know what else to try.

As I said in my original post, the CD doesn't install with 64 bit OS.
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DansDadUKCommented:
>> ... print a test page and an error is returned.
>>...  I've also tried to install the Universal PCL 6 and 5 and can't print test pages either

What error?
...and what happens when you try to print a test page with the UPDs?

The problems might be nothing to do with the driver(s), but more to do with the connection mechanism (USB).

As you've (attempted) to install various drivers, it may be necessary to (fully) delete all of these, then start again .
If you search the archives, you should find items describing how to completely delete the existing driver installs.
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nobusCommented:
did you try the additional updates  as i posted?
no printer driver listed then? (it must be connected and on - of course) - best uninstall all other printer drivers  and software

if that does not work, i must conclude you cannot use this printer in 64 bit

i assume these are the drivers you tried :  
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3673581&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=3673580&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2030
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FrittersAuthor Commented:
now this is weird.  I disconnected and reconnected. It identified the printer correctly (although that had happened before).  It showed that it was searching for a driver as it had unsuccessfully tried before.  I was then called away from the desk.  Upon my return, it reported that the driver had installed properly.  Not sure which driver it actually installed.  It may have been one of the universals I had downloaded and tried before.

I'm not sure what would be fair re awarding points.  Frankly, no one fixed it.  I am a commercial user so don't mind awarding the points.  You guys tell me!
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nobusCommented:
did you use indows update?  that takes often a long time
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DansDadUKCommented:
To find out which driver has been installed:

select the printer in question (via Start | Devices and Printers)
from the right-click menu, select Printer Properties
select the About tab - the driver name should be near the top (there is also a drop-down list showing the driver files, but this just confuses the issue)
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DansDadUKCommented:
So which driver was eventually associated with the device?

Is it likely that it was added by the Windows Update process?
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FrittersAuthor Commented:
As the posting says, none of the postings answered the question.
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