My printer driver is not listed.

I have Windows 7 64 bit and an HP Laserjet P3005dn.  It is not listed in the driver list and will not be available for download from HP until next year.  So, how do I install my printer? 
 

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On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:37:53 +0000, jnwork wrote:
 
> I have Windows 7 64 bit and an HP Laserjet
P3005dn.  It is not listed in the driver list and will not be
available for download from HP until next year.  So, how do I install
my printer? 
 
 
If the driver you need isn't available until next year, you have no
choice except waiting until next year. Or buy a different printer.
 
Whenever you change to a new version of Windows, you need to install
drivers (software that provides the interface between the hardware and
Windows) for printers, scanners, video cards, etc., that have been
written for that new version of Windows. And also note that you need
different drivers for a 32-bit version of Windows and a 64-bit
version.
 
It's up to the manufacturer of the hardware to write and make
available for download those drivers. Especially if your hardware is
older, it may well be that the manufacturer has decided that it's not
worth his time and effort to develop drivers for hardware that he is
no longer selling.
 
Check with the manufacturer or on their web site to see if a driver
exists. If it doesn't, you're out of luck.
 
So in the future, before you do such an upgrade, be sure that you've
done the appropriate research to find out what drivers don't exist,
and therefore what hardware you will have to replace if you upgrade.
 
 
--
Ken Blake
 

Ken Blake (MS MVP)
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP since October 2003

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