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Home network printing problem from Windows 8

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    Home network printing problem from Windows 8


    I have 3 PCs on my home network

    1. Windows XP desktop with HP 6500 USB printer.
    2. Windows 7 desktop with HP 1018 USB printer.
    3. Windows 8 laptop.

    All computers can see each other and share folders on the home network.
    Computers 1 & 2 can freely print on their own printers, as well as on each other's printer.
    The problem is with computer 3 (the Windows 8 machine): it can see both printers, but can't print on either (in fact, I can print a test page on the HP 1018 printer from the printer driver on the Windows 8 machine, but I can't print anything from any application). I tried to install HP 6500 driver on the Windows 8 machine, I turned on Network Discovery in the Advanced Sharing Settings on it, but it still doesn't work.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    I would think that the Windows 8 specific driver for this should work for you.

    Software & driver downloads HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One Printer - E709a | HP® Support
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    I would think that the Windows 8 specific driver for this should work for you.
    I tried to install the 64-bit driver of the HP6500 on the Win8 laptop, but it won't let me finish the installation until I physically connect the printer to the laptop. Is there any way to bypass it?
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    Sometimes you can connect via USB or wired connection and once the set up is complete you can change over to a wireless connection.
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    Do you suggest that I temporarily disconnect the printer from the desktop, connect it to the laptop, install the driver on the laptop, and then re-connect it to the desktop??
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadisam View Post
    Do you suggest that I temporarily disconnect the printer from the desktop, connect it to the laptop, install the driver on the laptop, and then re-connect it to the desktop??
    Yes I believe that would allow the drivers to install. USB sometimes works but a wired connection is best.
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    OK, I'll try and let you know


    OK, I'll try and let you know
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    I have had trouble with HP x64 drivers for my HP 710c, I'm waiting for HP/MS to fix the driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banger View Post
    I have had trouble with HP x64 drivers for my HP 710c, I'm waiting for HP/MS to fix the driver.
    On a second thought, maybe I should consult HP forums.
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    you'll get better answers here...
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