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Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

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Eric on September 22, 2008
Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

To install your HP Photosmart 7350 printer on Windows Vista, follow these steps:

1) If your printer is connected to your computer, disconnect it by disconnecting the USB cable from the back of the computer.
2) Go Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sounds
3) Then click on "Printers"
4) Click "Add a Printer"
5) Click on "Add a Local Printer"
6) Check off the "Use an Existing Port" check box
7) In the drop down list, select "LPT1: (Printer Port)" as your existing port.
8) Click the Next button
9) Under "Manufacturer", select "HP"
10) Under "Printers" choose "Deskjet 5550"
11) Click the Next button
12) In the "Printer Name" text box, type "Photosmart 7350" (without the double quotes)
13) Click the next button
14) You should get a message saying that the printer was successfully added. At this point, you can reconnect your printer to your computer by plugging the USB cable back into the port on your computer.
15) A "Found New Hardware" box should show up. Click on the "Cancel" button to close the box. If more than one box shows up, click Cancel on all of them.
16) Go back to the printers folder. If you closed it, you can get back to it by going Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sounds > Printers
17) Right click on the Photosmart 7350 printer icon and select "Properties" from the context menu that appears.
18) Select the "Ports" tab.
19) Change the port from "LPT1" to "DOT4"
20) Click the "Apply" button.

That should be all there is to getting your HP Photosmart 7350 printer to work on Windows Vista. You should probably print a test page just to make sure everything is working properly.

Eric.
Morgan on November 23, 2008
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

These instructions were excellent! Thank you so much! I lost the install software that came with my printer and thought that i was going to have to repurchase the cd. my printer works perfectly!
Stacey on December 5, 2008
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks so much for this info. I had the software but it still would not add the printer. I tried using the Photosmart 7400 since it was a choice but the picture didn't turn out very good. Pictures are much better now!! Great Job!
Jenn on December 24, 2008
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks so much for the info. Thought I was going to have to replace a perfectly good printer. Works like a charm now!
Teresa on December 28, 2008
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you for the info. I have gone without my brandnew printer for almost a year, until I came across your info.People suggested all kinds of different steps, but I couldn't get it to work. All the steps that you provided worked, except when I had to change the port. When I typed in Dot 4 to change the port and clicked on it, my computer was not responding to the printer. I finally figured out that I had to click on USB...Virtual printer port for...I was afraid that I would have to buy a new printer as well, but I don't. Thanks so much,
Teresa
Billy on June 4, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

God bless you Eric, God damn windows vista.

Thanks again,
Billy
Wendy on June 15, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks so much - it worked perfectly!
eric on June 18, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

yes! thank you,
it works!
how about installing hp officejet J5780 on vista premium
Saba on June 27, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Instructions from HP:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00808478&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=72886&lang=en
Thank you Eric on July 15, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

You are the man! Instructions worked perfectly here, as well. I also was convinced I'd have to buy a brand new printer for Vista.
James on August 6, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

followed instructions, printer worked fine til today (not sure what happened) but printer quit. Deleted phototsmart 7350 & deskjet 5550 from printers. Tried to reinstall using same instructions but, deskjet 5550 icon doesnot appear & photosmart 7350 printer dead....please help!!!
Kat on August 13, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks Eric after basically almost give up on my printer and after spending an entire afternoon with a so call "HP technical" it appear that the suggestion of theresa clicking on virtual usb option has worked for me finally. thanks theresa.
Joe on August 28, 2009
Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

All most a year. Sony could not help me. Great job.
You are the man!!!!
doggystyle on September 23, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

well done mate! want a direct link to your brain at all times! thanks
MarieP on October 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very much!!!!

I followed the "official" instructions on the HP web page, but it did not include changing the post from LPT1 to DOT at the end. That's what made the difference!!!!
MarieP on October 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Er, that's PORT

I was so excited I didn't spell check :-)
MarieP on October 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Oops, sorry, my bad...

The HP page does include it...

Yours was easier to follow though...
Au on October 22, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very much! It was very helpful and it works like a charm now.
Laila on November 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Had all of these same problems, and finally got the thing installed. It prints fine from the computer. It prints pictures directly from my SD memory card just fine. But I just tried saving from the SD card directly to the computer like I used to do on my old XT equiped laptop and all I get is "computer not attached to printer". The printer is attached, I printed an email immediately after getting the message just to test it. Any ideas?
Fiona on November 28, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Eric - absolutely first class instructions. I was about to buy a new printer. Your instructions worked first time. Thanks so much. You're a star!
Al on December 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks so much, it was a really clear, easy to follow solution.
JB on January 3, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Trying to print wireless to HP 7350. Followed all the steps above but "no go". I have another laptop (Compaq)printing to the same printer but can't seem to duplicate on my new laptop (HP)..both on Vista. Help?
NK on January 23, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

I THANK U SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH... I didn't figure out why it wasn't
working then it made since coz of the vista...but now it works perfectly
... the computer wouldn't recognize the CD...

Thanks
Julie on January 25, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks for info.. It helps me a lot
chris on March 7, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

works perfectly thanks
Geoff on April 12, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi, I can't change from LPT1 to DOT4 for some reason???? Ready to take an hammer to it! lol
willy01 on April 20, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you for help
Audrey on May 12, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

It work great but I had other printers wireless to my laptop and wanted photosmart 7350 wired changing the por does this mean I can't print from the printers that are wireless to that laptop?
joe on June 24, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks for your help. I went to several sites for the answer. It finally worked. Thanks so much. I was getting ready to but new printer or go back to XP.
crazzzycannnuk on June 29, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

IT WORKS GREAT thnx man i couldn't figure it out but that waz great
naveen on July 5, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks a lot that works really fine with 7350
Heidi A on August 7, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

You really rock, Eric. Thanks for being there when I needed you most!
PreviouslyAngry on September 24, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Just followed these instructions for Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP proliant desktop, and it worked great. Thanks for taking time to write it up!
Frazz on October 4, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Brilliant...........
amackay on December 2, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank-you, thank-you thank-you to the person who wrote the very direct and easy steps for installing my printer on Windows vista.
pdxmetz on December 24, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Worked perfectly - just as written. Thank you!!!
Melissa on January 24, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

OMG! This saved my life. Thank you so much!
Miscbills on February 3, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Oh, thank you! Thank you for the very easy layman terms in giving instructions that were easy to follow. I too thought I would have to get a new printer, (give the shivers thinking about) to work along this Window Vista computer that my daughter gave. I am so very grateful.
Liz A on March 9, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

These directions are straight off of HP website. This didn't work for me on my Vista 32. What finally worked after trying and reinstalling was to change the Port to virtual USB, not dot4. Now... if I could just get the camera card to be read by the computer.... the printer says it's not hooked up to computer. But I guess the Deskjet 5550 alternative driver might not have photo memory card capabilities? Any suggestions?
Mary on July 28, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

OMG! Thank you so very much ... Not sure how I found your page but very happy that I did. Thought printer was toast, kept trying to reinstall using the hp photosmart CD software. Now I have one more problem .. when it prints it always prints the last page first. How do I make it print from page one first? You are wonderful!
TB on August 1, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

THANK YOU SO MUCH
grupo prestigio on November 8, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

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NILSAAYY on December 18, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

This worked AMAZINGLY... thank you!!
NILSAAYY on December 18, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Oh by the way, this does work with windows 7. For anyone's information
Seanmcgee72 on July 24, 2012
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much Eric. The printer that came with the newer computer crapped out a while ago. I really didn't feel like going out and spending more money for another printer, especially with the crappy economy. The old one from the old computer works just fine now. Since logistically, its impossible to offer you a beer through cyberspace, I'll drink one in your honor this evening. Hell, I might even drink a case in your honor. Thanks dude, you're the man!!
Wendy on July 25, 2012
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7350 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks Eric! These information are really helpful. This works amazing!
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