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Installing HP Photosmart 145 Printer on Windows Vista

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Meaghan on December 15, 2008
Installing HP Photosmart 145 Printer on Windows Vista

Hey everyone. Any ideas how I might get my HP Photosmart 145 printer to work on Windows Vista? I'll be grateful for any suggestions.

Eric on December 15, 2008
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 145 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Meaghan,

HP is not providing a Windows Vista driver for the HP Photosmart 145 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 "Photosmart 330"
13. Click on the "Next" button
14. In the text box called "Printer name" type "Photosmart 145"
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 145"
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 145 printer in Windows Vista.

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

hp photosmart 145 on January 21, 2009
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 145 Printer on Windows Vista

Why hp has no Driver für VISTA on the hp photosmart 145 !
Henrique on February 13, 2010
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 145 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks to Eris i could restore and print again. Thanks
BJL on January 14, 2011
RE: failed to access memory card

I have an HP photosmart 145. It apparently doesn't have the capability of reading a card any larger than 128mb. I have been using a 2gb card in my new camera. Is there anyway to correct this problem? I have updated my cmputer drivers but the problem seems to be the printer itself.
EDDIE SUNGLAO on January 18, 2012
RE: Installing HP Photosmart 145 Printer on Windows Vista

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