HP printer showed under unspecified devices.


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #1

    HP printer showed under unspecified devices.


    I installed drivers from windows update in add a printer. Driver installed but whenever I connect the printer it shows in unspecified devices in devices and printers and I am not able to print. please help.
    thanks.HP printer showed under unspecified devices.-untitled.jpg
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  2. Posts : 27,447
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    HI stan1998. Welcome to the TenForums @stan1998

    While the process you outlined above should work it doesn't.

    Please head to hp.support and find the latest full software driver package for your device. Download.

    Then on your system, open device manager and uninstall any and all HP3030's. If asked if you want to remove drivers say yes.

    Once everything is removed disconnect printer from system.

    Then open apps in settings (Start > Settings > Apps) and uninstall any software associated with this printer. I would also check under programs in control panel. To get to control panel type control panel in Cortana search box, should be right at top of found items.

    Start install and answer the questions. When the software says it can't find printer reconnect the printer and install should continue on.


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks bro...it worked...thanks alot.
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  4. Posts : 27,447
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #4

    You're welcome. Please mark thread solved so others find.

    HP printers in particular can't be attached before drivers installed. If you do Windows loads MS drivers. I've gotten to the point that with all printers I install software first. Some don't ask for the printer and for the ones that do I attach when they get cranky.

    Take care.
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  5. Posts : 4
    win 10
       #5

    I'm having the same issue, was following your guide but i cant find any drivers, all hp gives me is print doctor download. i searched all over the net but everything links back to hp.... the printer worked fine until i did a fresh install of win 10.
    printer is deskjet D1660.
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  6. Posts : 3,643
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #6

    deskjet D1660
    Drivers for this printer are not required for Windows 10.
    If you are having problems you can download Windows 8.1 driver. HP Deskjet D1660 Printer - Driver Downloads | HP® Customer Support
    Be sure to run it with the Printers USB Cable unplugged. When it asks, be sure printer is turned on then plug in the USB Cable to the computer end.
    If you have a problem installing the Windows 8.1 version after unzipping the package, find the folder, open it up and Right Click Setup.exe, choose Properties/Compatibility make the software compatible with Windows 8.1.
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  7. Posts : 4
    win 10
       #7

    thanks for the link, i was there many times but never saw the change os button to get the 8.1 win driver download until you pointed it out. i will try this and let you know. thank you
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  8. Posts : 4
    win 10
       #8

    it all works, you are my hero. thanks
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  9. Posts : 3,643
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #9

    Great! please mark this thread Solved under Thread Tools at the top and give me a thumbs up at the bottom if it helped you
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  10. Posts : 4
    win 10
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    spunk said:
    Great! please mark this thread Solved under Thread Tools at the top and give me a thumbs up at the bottom if it helped you
    stan1988 has to mark as solved, he created the post. i guess i should have created a new to post, i did give you a thumbs up though.
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