Thanks for all the help but it is still not working. I successfully installed it on another windows 7 computer this morning in about 10 sec. So something must have happened during the installation on the first machine. It needs to be on the first machine. It is a new computer and Windows 7 had not done all of the updates, so I think if I can delete all traces of this printer and start over it will work, I just don't know how to do that. Can anyone help me with that?
You could print-out a Windows Print Test page on the other computer and rename the files that you it uses that look like they belong to HP.
Then search for any HP folders on your PC that look like they were installed by the printer setup program.
One thing to try before this, is to try to manually add the printer in Control Panel Devices and Printers.