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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 6:44 am   #1
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Default Installing an old printer.

I'm trying but so far unsuccessfully to install a HP deskjet 460 printer on my windows 10 laptop.
This is a lovely compact printer and I even have the original driver installation disc.
My laptop does see that drivers have been installed but the printer won't work.
There are quite a few drivers available on the internet and I've tried most of them.
I think this printer is about 15 years old.
Is there any thing else I can do?

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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 8:05 am   #2
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Default Re: Installing an old printer.

W10 does have a compatibility mode which I've had to use on several occasions, it works quite well I'm glad to say!

Have a read through this link & see how you get on?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-54eea0f45938
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 8:07 am   #3
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Did you already try the HP drivers pages / information ?

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/drivers...-series/466639

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Old 25th Apr 2021, 11:03 pm   #4
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Default Re: Installing an old printer.

I have a HP designjet 430 which will not work with windows 10 64 bit no matter what I do but will work fine on windows 10 32 bit and this may well be the same problem.
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Old 26th Apr 2021, 12:15 am   #5
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Default Re: Installing an old printer.

I haven't used W10 yet but on XP and W8 you sometimes had to specify which USB port was to be used in order to use older printers.
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Old 26th Apr 2021, 8:02 am   #6
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https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printe...o/td-p/5435779
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Old 1st May 2021, 8:43 am   #7
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Default Re: Installing an old printer.

Thanks for all your help.
We managed to get drivers installed but printer wouldn`t print because ink cartridges needed changing ( 2 leds lit ).
Also could not get inks to stop in the right place so they could be replaced so assumed printer has a fault so decided to call it a day and admit defeat.
I never got as far as finding if ink is available but all ways thought cartridge world would refill the old ones.

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Also could not get inks to stop in the right place so they could be replaced so assumed printer has a fault
I have vague recollections of having a similar problem in the dim and distant past with a printer whose ink cartridges travel across the page as it prints. If I remember correctly, I resorted to brute-force-and-ignorance by physically holding the cartridges in an accessible position while I cut the power. Not an ideal solution, but my recollection is that it worked!
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Old 1st May 2021, 10:47 am   #9
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For my Epson 740 printer, to change a cartridge you could either use a menu option on the PC, or simply hold in the "clean" button on the printer for 3 seconds.

The Epson has only just been retired: it has developed a fault which results in the carriage not returning home properly after a pass, resulting in gibberish. A shame as it was excellent and could take paper of user-defined sizes.

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