It's a bug, you need an updated setupapi.dll file contained in this QFE.
This will fix the issue when the printer manufacturer model page only
contains a few models. I think another symptom is the USB device will not
automatically install inbox drivers.
Error message when you try to install a new hardware device in Windows
Vista: "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for
Windows Printing Team
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"Bob L." <BobL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> In attempting to install a HP Photosmart 7660 as HP directs, I do not get
> list of manufacturers from the Add Local Printer wizard (after picking
> printer on LPT1 as HP directs). Shouldn't I get a long list of
> manufacturers and printers? What's wrong?
> Bob L.