should be able to just plug the printer in, and the OS should find it and set up the driver....WIndows update should go get it for me.
When I go to install a USB driver manually, the windows list does not show the HP 1220C printer, it is about 8 yr old, so it should be there.
How best to proceed?
This is one of the great persistent myths about Windows: That it comes this large catalog of drivers. It doesn't. You have to expend some level of effort yourself.