You are right I all ready have the drivers on the install WinXP and WinME install CDs. The drivers are install from the CDs on each computer from the WinXP OS or from an HP Deskjet 720C printer .exe file. I have no problem with the drivers on each WinXP and WinME computers and they work fine.
However, I have installed a Home Network using three computers: WinXP Prof, WinME and a WinXp Home laptop. I have everything working and shring files between all computers except for sharing the HP Deskjet 720C printer on the WinXP computer with the WinMe computer. To do this requires using the add printer on the WinME computer to use the WinXP computer printer. When this is done it requires selecting a computer printer used on the network (the Winxp HP Desktop 720C printer). I can select the printer in the add printer wizard of the Win XP computer (that uses a WinXP driver) and then it asks for a driver from the WinMe computer. The drivers on the WinXP and WinME computers for the HP Deskjet 720C printers are not compatible). It then allows me to select a driver from the add printer wizard, but it only has the WinMe printer driver and I am trying to use the printer on WinXP. It allows me to install the printer from "have disk", but it want except the WinXP install disk and it doesn't need the WinMe disc. Therfore, I need a WinXP installation driver disk or file that has a .inf file used to start the driver to install. This is the driver file that I am requesting and that many other people with old printers used in a network are asking for. This file is not provided on the WinXP install CD.
I searched fo a cab file on my WinXP computer and on the WinXP instlation disc, and find none. I also haven't deleted a cab file from my computer, and as I have stated I can't use the WinXP installation CD with the new add printer on the WinMe computer.
When I looked through the driverguide site page for selecting a driver on a network using the add printer it seemed to inference that the correct driver could be supplied, because you don't need the driver (as you stated) except when you are installing it on a network as I am.
Hope this clears the situation up so it can be resolved.
Could you explain how the driver sent to me works to install on a Network, supply me with the correct driver, or refund my payment as I can't use this driver as it is.
Originally Posted by Jerry K
Why would you want to purchase a printer driver when you already have it? The Deskjet 720C is supported by drivers embedded into the os. All that's required is installation.
Click Start, Printers & Faxes, Add New Printer, select port, select HP, select HP DeskJet 720C. No disk is needed since the driver comes from a cab file that resides on the hard drive. But if you have deleted that cab file, then you must have the Windows XP install disk handy when prompted for it.