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Old 04-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default i need help bad, installing printer on win 8

hi guys,
I just got a new laptop with windows 8 and it will not download the printer from the cd. it says the software is not for the win. 8.

is there a way of getting around this??
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: i need help bad, installing printer on win 8

Your best bet will be to go to the printer manufacturer's website to see if there is a windows 8 compatible driver for the printer.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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im sorry, I forgot to say that I did that and there is a download for my printer for windows 8 its 250gb. I tried 2 times and both times its under a min. until its compleat and a screen pops up and says sorry download could not be completed. I am not going to do that again.

plus it takes about 2 hours per download with my internet.

is there any other way ??
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I hope you mean mb and not gb (that'd be way too big to be a driver).

That's really going to be the only safe way to get the driver. downloads.com might have your driver and googeling for a driver download might lead you to somewhere else that's hosting it but I typically don't trust those. If you're having problems downloading at home, you might need to try downloading it and saving it to a flash drive or something at a public computer and then running the installer when you get home.
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Default Re: i need help bad, installing printer on win 8

What is the model of your printer?
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its a hp c4200 all-in-one printer. I teally like it, works great.
I would hate to buy one just for windows 8.
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Default Re: i need help bad, installing printer on win 8

The software AND drivers for Windows 8 can be found on this page: HP Photosmart C4200 All-in-One Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

The file is almost 250MB but since the printer is an all-in-one it includes the software for scanning and printing as well as the drivers.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Default Re: i need help bad, installing printer on win 8

ok, I still cant download it.

ill offer somebody $20 paypal if they can download it to cd and send it to me so I can load it on my laptop.

if your willing to do this for me please pm me. thanks much.
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Can you download other files from other sites? If you can't download that file then you have some other problems you need to fix.
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yes, smaller files.
I have tried 3 time to download that file and just cant do it and its pissing me off as I want to use the printer on this laptop.

im starting to hate windows 8.
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