Windows 7 Pro - Unable to install HP CP1525nw USB color printer driver
Posted on 2013-05-18
I've made some changes and completed some clean-ups on my Windows 7 pro laptop. Unfortunately, in the process of so doing, I've harmed one or more Windows components that have to do with USB printer installation. I've lost the ability to re-install my HP CP1525nw color laser printer. Windows 7 pro keeps presenting an error no matter what I do.
I do not have restore points available. I did already try and delete / reinstall all USB devices through device manager. I have also completed registry and temporary file clean-ups. I have also put back files in C:\Windows\inf (usbprint.inf and usbprint.pnf) as recommended by other internet postings.
The printer does work perfectly as a networked printer - it just won't plug and play recognize properly via USB. I have also tried first installing HP software prior to attaching the printer, but the same problem persists.
Are their registry settings and/or or files that I am missing that will somehow fix USB Pnp and appropriate device driver recognition / installation ?