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Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

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Rakesh on December 15, 2008
Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Lost the CD! How can I get the HP Photosmart 7660 working on my Windows Vista computer?
Eric on December 15, 2008
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Rakesh,

HP is not providing a Windows Vista driver for the HP Photosmart 7660 printer. But there is an alternative way to get the printer working on Windows Vista. Just follow these steps:

1. If your printer is connected to your computer, disconnect it.
2. Click on the Start menu.
3. Click on Control Panel
4. Click on the Hardware & Sounds control panel.
5. Click Printers.
6. Click "Add a Printer"
7. Click "Add a Local Printer"
8. Check off the "Use an existing port" check box.
9. In the list entitled "Use an existing port" choose "LPT1: (Printer Port)
10. Click on the "Next" button
11. Choose "HP" as the manufacturer from the list of manufacturers
12. In the printers list that shows up, choose "Deskjet 5600"
13. Click on the "Next" button
14. In the text box called "Printer name" type "Photosmart 7660"
15. Wait for the computer to say that the printer has been successfully added.
16. Connect your printer to your computer (i.e. connect the cable to the USB port at the back of your computer.
17. A "Found New Hardware" screen should show up. Click Cancel on this window. (if it keeps showing up, just keep on clicking cancel until no more windows pop up)
18. Go back to the printer folder (i.e. the one where you clicked "Add a Printer"
19. Right Click on "Photosmart 7660"
20. Click on "Properties" in the menu that popped up.
21. Select the "Ports" tab.
22. Change the port from "LPT1" to "USB"
23. Click on the "Apply" button.

And that's it! That should allow you to use your HP Photosmart 7660 printer in Windows Vista.

You might want to print out a test page just to make sure the printer works.

Eric.
Tari on January 6, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you it worked like a charm!!! I have been trying all day to figure out where to find a driver.
anurag on May 1, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very much its working
Romo on May 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks Very Much finally working.
Andy on May 16, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Many thanks.Don't think I'd have done it without your help. Quick,clear and easy to follow step by step insructions.
Joseph on June 8, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

This worked with Windows 7 32 bit as well. Thanks!
jim amesbury on June 23, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks a lot going a treat.
mortexs on August 25, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you! it really works!
Jane on September 1, 2009
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Thank you so much for sharing this information. I spent almost 2 days trying to make it work & now it DOES!!!
djemil on September 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks alot saved me from smashing my computer to pieces
Gail on October 10, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much - was going to buy a new printer. Thanks again!!
Anthony on November 29, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Worked great thanks!
gluc on December 22, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Really simple! Thanks a million.
Michele on January 11, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Is there a way to do this for a network printer? I have the HP 7660 plugged into another printer, but would like to share it and print w/ my Vista laptop.
Fördi on January 13, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows 7

Great! My printer is working!!!
Thank you very much!!!
Matthew mysliwiec on January 18, 2010
IT LIVES!!!

I have Windows 7 64 bit and altho the control panel is layed out a bit differently if you follow the instructions IT WORKS!!! MANY THANKS!!!!!!!!!!
Emmanuel on January 30, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

I cant install Hp Photosmart 7660 in my window Vista Operating system ...
Alyssa on February 20, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much!
Moonie on February 27, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

You are a star!!!!
Giulio on March 3, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

You are my Hero!
I've tried in many, many ways to install my old printer on Windows 7 (64
bit) and thanks your intructions I did it! Thank you very much! I'd pay
you a drink!
user on March 9, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

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Miguel on March 12, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Tahnk´s a lot! You just saved me more than 300euros.
The 7660 is a great printer, i didn´t need a new one but was almost forced to because of the lack of Vista drivers.
Ward on April 7, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

This was my last stop before going out to buy a new printer. The solution works great, with one glitch -- 2-sided printing.

On the host desktop PC, the 2-sided printing option is available, but it is 'manual'. That is, you must move the pages back to the input tray after the first sides have been printed. Of course, the old 7660 driver supported fully automatic 2-sided printing.

With some fiddling (restarting both machines), I got my networked laptop to connect to the 7660 shared from my desktop PC. Printing works from both computers, including the graphics that had failed with the old 7660 driver. Two-sided printing is not available at all in the printer preferences, as seen from the networked laptop.

Might there be yet another workaround driver that solves this as well? I hate wasting paper.
Steve on April 7, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

I get as far as the USB tone when I connect the cable to the printer but no window that says a new device was found. I have the renamed printer in the window, but when I click on properties I don't have a tab that says "Ports". Still not working
Ruthie on April 28, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!
Tatiana on May 6, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

ERIC, THANK YOU REALLY THANKS
paulcanfi68 on May 11, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks so much i live in spain and unfortunately my copy of windows 7 is spanish so couldnt get my head around the process, even though i speak spanish well i am used to the layout in english its quite different ! anyway once i changed the port to usb connection it worked perfectly thanx so much
Ramon Anibal Ramos on May 15, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Eric, thank you very much for your help, man, you are better than google. I was thinking in buying another printer, because of my problems. Hope you will win the lotto.
shayadoree on June 1, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

thank you so much :) I gave up on this printer a year ago, then decided
to try again, and found this! I'm so glad I did!
Alicia on June 5, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

omg yes thhis did work out thks sooo much!!!
Works for Windows7 on June 12, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

This works for Windows 7 as well. Thanks so much! Huge help
0riginAl on June 23, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Gr8 help, Thanks 4 d nfo
Kathleen on August 18, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much, It's 1:30 in the morning and I had to get this to work with my daughter's computer, we leave in just, gulp, 2.5 hours to drive her to college. SHE CAN PRINT!

We've been trying to figure this out for hours!
Mary on August 23, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you SOOOO much for posting this information! It totally works! YAY! Almost bought a new computer over this!
OMER on August 24, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

You can download the software for the Lexmark X2350 printer here:

[url=http://www.all-driver.com/printer-driver/lexmark-x2350-all-in-one-printer-driver-windows-2000-xp-vista-download.html] Lexmark X2350 Printer Driver[/url]

Good luck
Davif on August 26, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Dude, we need more people like you in this world!!! Free advice - pay it forward!
Wayne on September 28, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

did'nt work for me. only allows me to hit ok on usb then nothing happens. can not apply
wayne on September 28, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

printer not working, can not delete printer to try again. now i have a 7660 printer(error) and a 5600 series (error) now what
Wayne on September 28, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

I got, thanks bro
wayne on October 16, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

your the best Eric, thanks so much!
ray on January 14, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

The info was correct thank you
i searched all night racking my brain untill today when i found this
site simple and easy to follow. thanks a million
Hansi on January 16, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Really a lifesaver. Thanks alot!
Chad on January 24, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Yes it works, But I can not print anything in black ink. Yes, brand new inks are installed. Have tryed 3 different.
naImoS on February 11, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

You are the best I wish u a good life
astarte on February 17, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

you helped some Slovak girl. Thanks a lot :)
SeattleGal34 on February 21, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

nice technical writing! The steps worked great. THANK YOU.
Dean on February 24, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank-you!! Couldn't understand why local "experts" couldn't do this. So simple. Thanks again.
mdm on February 24, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

a great help, Needed to print a document urgently this evening and with two other printers US, my only option was to resurrect a barely used 7660.
Melissa on March 3, 2011
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 7660 Printer on Windows Vista

THANK YOU!!! I've been trying to get this working for over a week!!!
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