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October 28, 2009 6:56:12 AM

I'm no HP or Win7 expert, but was recently successful in finding drivers for Win7 for my nephew's HP printer. The process was convoluted because HP hasn't cross-referenced their regular driver pages with the new Win7 drivers pages. The place to start is the page called "HP and Windows® 7"

http://www.hp.com/united-states/windows7/index.html

Down on the lower right side, you'll see the usual search box for your product.
Search for HP software & drivers compatible with Windows® 7
Enter a product name/number

If you put your product name in there, it'll take you to the NEW product pages that include the brand-new (10-2009) driver page that includes Win7 and the other OSs.

For example, my nephew has a HP Photosmart C4400 Printer. His driver page is here:
http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_query=photosmar...
and then here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?pro...

Hopefully, HP will link the new pages to the old and this won't be necessary.

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October 28, 2009 7:03:46 AM

Before doing anything else, it's worth doing a "Windows Update" from the "Install the Printer Driver" dialog. This downloaded a driver for my Deskjet 930C that wasn't on the Windows 7 DVD. I notice that it also added a driver for the Photosmart C4400, so you could have avoided the convoluted process.
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October 28, 2009 7:13:46 AM

Excellent ijack. I was working from the phone and hadn't done a Win7 install except in the early beta versions. So I couldn't see the options he had. In addition, his dad let him do the Win7 upgrade over the weekend when he had homework unfinished and unprinted - getting the printer working was primary!!

Does that option require HP to have furnished the drivers already to Microsoft's site?
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January 31, 2010 4:07:58 PM

I used the in build printer drivers from Windows 7 64bit for my HP printer 7762 Photosmart and Scanjet 3970. No issues whatsoever despite the lack of "official" Windows 7 drivers from the HP support page...positively surprised.
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August 12, 2010 12:04:29 AM

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August 12, 2010 12:06:03 AM

Thanks for the links to the non-HP sites folks. I always prefer to find a driver at the mfg site if possible, then check the sites like http://driverguide.com if no luck.
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August 12, 2010 1:26:25 AM

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