I got the bright idea I wanted an SSD drive. So, I backed up all my files, installed the SSD drive, made the original drive a data drive, and re-installed Windows.
But, I didn't just re-install the Windows that came with my computer. I didn't want the bloatware, so I just put Windows on.
Now, I had the printer working before. This printer is an older All-In-One and the highest OS "officially" supported is Vista, but, the HP website gives "workaround" instructions which I have followed to the letter. (It worked fine before, Windows Home Premium-64 bit)
I'm now using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I wouldn't think that should make a difference. With the changes made to the files as outlined:http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/h ... .492883150
It requires changing 4 files to Compatibility Mode for Vista SP2. Where the problem lies is when I plug in the printer. Windows dutifully loads all the drivers, but, the HP Solution Center "Connecting to Device" part will not complete, even though all the drivers load, and even though a successful connection is eventually made. (I can print, but, I cannot scan).
I've uninstalled, and re-installed without success, and tried over and over. It seems that once it fails, it will always fail. The program "reverses" the install process but, something must be remaining behind, and something must be preventing a successful install.
I "thought" I had it installed a couple of weeks ago, but, when shared, the printer would never print. (On my previous install, on the other hard drive, before the SSD, the install, and sharing worked fine.)
So, now, I am at my wits end. I cannot get this to successfully install. Windows and 3rd party scan programs cannot scan thru this All-In-One, so something still is out of whack. I don't want to have to replace it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.http://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ide ... 330/specs/