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OLD HP Photosmart C6280 - can't install driver under newly upgraded Windows 10 home.

The printer worked under Windows 7 for many years. When I recently upgraded (via download) the OS to Windows 10 home, the printer did not "go along for the ride". I tried downloading a driver from HP and, when that did not work, did all the steps in HPs lengthy "fix" suggestions. Nothing works. I get a fatal error. So I looked for a Windows driver. At first (see attachment 1) it appears that Windows recognizes the 6200 series. But in the next screen (attachment 2)  there are several photosmart drivers but not C6280. Should I use a different one such as Photosmart 5520 or 6520? Do you have another way around this?

I don't have a disk that came with the printer, nor any backup disks. Perhaps the windows update program stuck the old driver into a hiding place? I can't find it.

Finally, if II have to buy a new printer, I'd want to get one that uses the same ink supply because I have ink. It seems to me that only photosmarts use these cartridges. Can you recommend a source for photsmart printers if that's the way I have to go?
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Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon
William Fulks

Are these the drivers you installed? Perhaps you got the wrong driver pack. Make sure you get directly from HP - https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-photosmart-c6200-all-in-one-printer-series/3194493/model/3194497
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I just downloaded from your link, William Fulks. Attachment 3 shows my download folder. The latest one, 4/28/2020 is from your link. It appears identical to the others which I used for my many previous installation attempts.
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Tanuj Handa

Kindly make sure the printer is not connected with the computer.
Uninstall all the drivers you installed previously after that restart the system.
The driver you downloaded from Hp website is the correct driver, install the same one then if it prompts to connect the printer proceed with else try installing the driver manually from device manger by upgrading the driver and assign the path of the folder where the driver got extracted while installing.
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William Peck
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Your attachment 2 shows two entries for HP (HP & H-P)
Is there a better select listed under the first HP option?
j-pink

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nope, checked before I submitted. The other one lists NO photosmart of any kind and only a few printers in total.
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The driver download does support the C6200 Series:

This is in the driver installer inf

[hpc6200t.GPD.Win7]
CopyFiles=c6200GPD_INI,STRING,c6200XML_DTD,HPPRPROC,HPC_COMMON,PCL3_RENDER,EXPORT_c6200,GPD_COMMON3,PCL_LANGMON_FILES,IMAGE_ENHANCEMENT,RESOURCE_MANAGER_HPA,ADOBE_RGB_PROFILE,CAPI_32,COLOR_MAP,UAC_WRITER
LanguageMonitor="PCL hpz3lw71,hpz3lw71.dll"
DataFile=hpc6200t.gpd
PrintProcessor="hpzppw71,hpzppw71.dll" 
CoreDriverSections="{D20EA372-DD35-4950-9ED8-A6335AFE79F0},UNIDRV.OEM,UNIDRV_DATA"


[c6200GPD_INI]
hpc6200t.gpd,hpc6200t.gpd,,0x00000020
hpQ307w7.ini,hpQ307w7.ini,,0x00000020
hpbsdash.gpd,hpbsdash.gpd,,0x00000020


[c6200XML_DTD]
hpc6200t.xml,hpc6200t.xml,,0x00000020
hpzscw71.dtd,hpzscw71.dtd,,0x00000020


[EXPORT_c6200]
hpc6200t.exp,hpc6200t.exp,,0x00000020
hpcdmc71.dll,,,0x00000020


hpc6200t.gpd=1
hpc6200t.xml=1
hpc6200t.exp=1

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Looks like it uses HP's UPD and Dot4 drivers


But sounds like you've found it already :)
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