Solved printer installation from cd or download will not work

August 10, 2014 at 03:06:10
Specs: Windows 7
I have tried to install my HP printer both by download and from cd, but nothing happens. Autoplay works and it get a far as un-zipping the files, but no more. The cd files can be opened and the set up is shown but it does no more

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August 10, 2014 at 04:10:33
Do you actually manually start setup from the unzipped files; as in click on the setup.exe file?

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August 10, 2014 at 05:36:36
As soon as the files are un-zipped, they disappear somewhere I had no problem installing the printer on my HP pavillion G6, but it will no run on my wife's Lenovo.

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August 10, 2014 at 11:19:29
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Do you know the name of any of the files that will be installed; including the setup.exe (it may be something other than setup.exe)?

Often setup files for printers end up in a temp folder; have you checked through "all" temporary folders? Also perhaps do a search for any files added/installed "today" or whenever you run the setup routine...?

If you check on "your" computer for any one of the files involved in the setup/installation and then search for it on your wife's Lenovo... possibly you will then find where the rest of them are; including setup.exe?

Also are you both on the same operating system - you appear to be win-7; or is the Lenovo on say win-8x.. and the drivers you have are not for win-8x?

Incidentally these days - most printer manufacturers are very specific about when one connects the printer (via usb initially); and then later of course for network driver set up. Canon are very specific about this; and if one doesn't do it all in the order and manner they outline then it won't work; no setup... Having setup (installed) two Canon all-in-ones in the recent past (different models) I know they mean what they say... Possibly HP are similar; even if you managed to do it another way for your computer?

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August 11, 2014 at 08:29:42
Hi Trvir,

Many thanks for your suggestion. I found the set up in temp folders and was able to install it.


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August 11, 2014 at 11:56:20
Good to hear...and thank you posting back... Feed back often helps others who may find a given post here anon (often via a Google or similar trawl).

Problem with a lot of self-extracting software (drivers not the least) is that the supplier doesn't provide adequate info about what the unzipping process will do and where it will dump the files...

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