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Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

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Becky on December 15, 2008
Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi,

How can I install my HP Deskjet 6122 printer. I'm using Windows Vista as my operating system.

Many thanks,

Becky
Eric on December 15, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Becky,

HP is not providing a Windows Vista driver for the HP Deskjet 6122 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 990c"
13. Click on the "Next" button
14. In the text box called "Printer name" type "Deskjet 6122"
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 "Deskjet 6122"
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 Deskjet 6122 printer in Windows Vista.

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

Eric.
Sandra on January 11, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much for your help, Eric!!
M Luna on January 13, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Eric: muchas gracias. FantŠstico. 10
mark on January 15, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

thank you very much!!
tr on January 28, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

thank you eric...
Phil on February 1, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

How do you do this on a wireless laptop running Vista when the HP 6122 is connnected to another computer that runs XP? Do you know what the name of the INF file is for the Hp 990c? Thanks.
Bonnie on February 12, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much for making this so easy!!! God Bless!
Elizabeth on February 13, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

I followed this process as recommended by the HP site and while my printer works, it prints double of anything I send to it. It even printed the test page twice. I double checked the settings and it is not set to print double. Has anyone else experienced this?
Thanks!
autob on February 19, 2009
RE: Installing

I have been trying for weeks to install my HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista because I bought a new laptop and could not locate the disc for my printer. I followed your instruction and it worked. I followed other instructions on the web and they didnot. Thank you.
Stacy on March 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

My printer is hooked with a LPT1 not a USB, can you tell me how to make it work with this type of connection?
Thanks!
Stacy
David on March 12, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks so much for the information. I was beginning to think I was not very smart...it works...Thank you.
Zubair on March 13, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

God Bless you.
alessia from italy on April 15, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

YOU ARE GREAT! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH
Katie on May 5, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank goodness for ERIC!!!! Thank you so much.
cornel on May 23, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much for your help, Eric!!
Sam on June 4, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Slider on June 25, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Or the same from the official HP Web-site
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00808478

Eric, by the way, Thanks for pointing
cunharodrigues on September 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Use the driver for an Hp deskjet 6940
aries iwan on October 11, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on windows 7

printer HP DESKJET NOT SUPPORT WITH WINDOWS 7. solution about it
Sli on December 8, 2009
New way to use all your's printer functionality

All say Big Thanks to cunharodrigues from http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7hardware/thread/a70f56dd-5be1-4ad8-bba9-701a09f8392c.

To use all DeskJet funcionality just install deskjet 6940 drivers! Woala, it works for me in Windows 7 64bit.
Zaice style life on December 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

j'ai pris pratiquement des heures pour trouver un moyen pour resourdre mon problème d'installation de mon imprimante deskjet 6122 sans trouver de réponse...pas coup de chance je donne sur tes conseilles que j'ai suivre pas à pas et voilà qu'elle imprime à merveille.

merci beaucoup de ton soutien....thank u so much brother
Lisa on January 4, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

This was fantastic, helpful information. Thanks alot.
cas on January 6, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

I can't believe it actually works..... Thanks so much to Becky for asking and Eric for answering!
YY on January 25, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

I had my printer sitting there for months not knowing how to get it working with my new laptop...Thanks a bunch Eric, your instructions were so clear and easy to follow..Now am able to print from home....Thanks again
Stuart on January 31, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks for the sound avice, Eric. You were the first to suggest changing the Port from LPT1 to USB. Works a treat!
themeaty on March 26, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you, it worked.
Rae on May 27, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

So why didn;t it work for me. I tried twice. Never got a message about new hardware though the printer did show up in Printers in Control Panel.
Hector on July 4, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very much Eric you are the man
Paul on July 6, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista


Thanks for this Eric - driver installed without a hitch
Jamcathy on July 23, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very much. Instruction was comprehensive. Followed other instructions and downloads and printer just did'nt work.

Assistance appreciated. Be blessed and be a blessing.
Amit on August 6, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very much Eric
Stad on August 9, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Good work Eric. The 6122 lives to fight another day . . .
Dee on August 29, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Great help thanku im up and printing now
john on September 19, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

my printer is still not printing and i did everything you said to do
ttt on September 22, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you. it was magic.
So Happy on September 22, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much for sharing this information. It is heart-warming to know there are good people out there willing to help people by sharing their knowledge for the public good. Folks like you make the world a better place! Thanks Again!
Leishalynn on October 11, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you, I love you, it finally works again!
Simi on November 5, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

It works!!
Luis Almedina on November 8, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Your instructions were flawless. Thank you so much.
nouna on November 29, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks a ton !! your instructions were so clear and so easy to
follow.Could connect my printer to my laptop at last !! thanks again
Joe on January 4, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks man. It easy for me to do my work.
Ton on January 9, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks so fare
It is not compleetly working I hava on mij 6127 ( network version of 6122) a exta paper tray of 250 pages I can not select the extra tray . is there some one ho has the solution fore it.
Bonnie on January 17, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks!
Sneha Hinduja on January 30, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

Awesome directions!!! Very clear and easy to follow. Thank you.
John on February 10, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

i think we r forgetting that no answered the wireless access from vista or w7 to the 6122 printer, where is the solution for that! huh.. i don't here anyone celebrating that...
Jennie on March 9, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

You're a life saver!! Thank you so much for the help- what a champ!
dimitri on May 13, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks Eric you save me
Amia on July 25, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

990c is not showing up on mine...
could it be something else?
pete on September 12, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 6122 Printer on Windows Vista

990c not showing on my list even after windows update - no deskjets showing at all - help please
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