We're staying with friends, and using my wife's Vista Home Premium laptop here, connected to our friends' HP Photosmart multi-function printer.
I've installed the Vista drivers and software package that came with the printer, and everything seems to work fine. But whenever I switch on the printer, I get a "Found New Hardware" report and the driver software is reinstalled.
Does anyone know why this reinstallation has to happen every time, before the printer can be used?
I have had this recently with my Epson printer into XP Pro It seems to be a recent thing- one way to stop it I found was to install software for that printer from the library[Select driver from list]. I have not had this problem for some time of late so perhaps it has sorted its self.
I had exactly the same thing with my Epsom printer over the weekend. I uninstalled the latest drivers (which I had downloaded from their web site) and used the old ones off the disk which came with it originally. All now working fine. Updated drivers had been used for seceral months without a problem, so I assumed it was a conflict with an XP update.
...could you explain how to do that, please? Surely. Go to START Then Printer and Faxes Select 'Add a Printer' Follow the prompts but in stead of selecting - driver from CD choose instead Select from list' The the Make Then the Model Click OK. When in If you click on 'Print' and properites you will see you habe two printers to chooses from Try one then the other What satisfird go back to printers and faxes and delete the original driver.