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Generic IEEE 1284.4 printing support

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Printer will not install properly because it is look for this support.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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IEEE 1284.4 is a spec for a parallel port.  Many new computers do not have one.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1284
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The downloadable drivers from the manufacturer should be able to install this.
If you allow the Hardware detection wizard to access Windows Update then I wound have expected Windows 7 to be able to find it there itself as well:

Control Panel - System - Advanced System Settings - Hardware Tab - "Device Installation Settings".  Select the "Yes, do this automatically" box where it says "Do you want Windows to download driver software and realistic icons for your devices_?"
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by:Lionel MM
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What is the name and model of your printer and what version of Windows are you trying to install it on?
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Cantoris:
I tried that but it did not work.  What did work was downloading the global print drivers down from HP and then manually install each questionable element.  After each of the drivers were installed, the printer worked with no errors.
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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