The 895 is a unique device since the same hardware ID is used for two
"HP DeskJet 895Cse" =
HPVDJ89E.GPD.ICM,HEWLETT-PACKARDDESKJE09C,HP_DeskJet_895Cse ; Hardware ID
"HP DeskJet 895Cxi" =
HPVDJ89I.GPD.ICM,HEWLETT-PACKARDDESKJE09C,HP_DeskJet_895Cxi ; Hardware ID
This will force any PnP events into Client side install instead of Server
side (silent install).
You should see a dialog listing the two drivers, select the one you have.
Are you not seeing this dialog with the drivers list?
The drivers list dialog is also seen on W2k and XP.
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"Bob Headrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Paran0ia" <Paran0ia@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Does anyone have a sure-fire way of getting an HP Deskjet-895 installed
>> Vista Ultimate.
>> I have tried just about every way to get Vista to recognise this device
>> install the Driver for it.
>> It is one of several printers working with my desk-top (XP) machine, but
>> when I try to Add this printer to our new laptops - it persists in asking
>> a driver.
>> 1- HP Support say "just plug it in" and imply that all will be fine -
>> 2- HP's only driver is a 'kernel-mode' beast and theirfor cannot be used.
>> 3- Microsoft Update doesn't off a comatible driver.
> The drivers for the HP Deskjet 895Cse and HP Deskjet 895Cxi are built in
> to Vista. If you are connecting by USB then simply plugging in the
> printer should install the correct drivers. If you are connected with a
> parallel connection (or the plug and play USB install did not work) then
> try Start, Printers, Add Printer, select the proper port and select one of
> the HP Deskjet 895 drivers from the list.
> Bob Headrick, MS MVP Printing/Imaging