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http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby mouses » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:52 am

Does anyone know anything about this site http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/

i am stuck on an old Windows operating system, since I have HP all in ones that are wonderful and HP never wrote drivers for them for later than XP SP2. I took it into my head this morning to see if there were later drivers around somewhere, and this site popped up with links to download later versions.

Of course, I am wondering if I'd be downloading an infection. I don't see warnings about the site on the web. I also don't see how they make money. And English is not their native language, although you have to read closely to detect that.

Thanks.

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby DaftInvestor » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:04 am

I'm not familiar with that site but I would NEVER trust a 3rd party site like this. Best-case they attempt to get you to take an extra browser-add-on or something - worse case you get a virus.
Are you sure you couldn't find it on support.hp.com? They seem to keep everything - if HP doesn't have the driver - I doubt the third party really has it either (maybe their claim is just to lure you into download).
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Angelus359 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:05 am

Don't use third party drivers.
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby bloom2708 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:31 am

I second that these driver sites tend to be full of adware, bloatware and other things you don't want.

Not to judge, but it is time to get a new computer.

For under $300 you can get a computer that is many times faster with Windows 10. For under $500 you can get a pretty darn nice laptop, all in one or desktop.
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby mouses » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:58 am

A new computer is of no use to me if it doesn't support the all in ones. I have looked hard and not been able to find current ones or separate scanners printers that are as good as the ones I have, which I need for document preparation.

The hp website seems to have removed even the drivers that ran with XP. Good thing I save stuff.

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Angelus359 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:01 am

I've found driver booster by iobit actually is pretty good at fishing up weird drivers for obscure things.

Still, don't use Windows XP. It hasn't had a security update in 3 years, and there is a high likelihood that you already are infected with malware without knowing it.
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Angelus359 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:10 am

mouses wrote:A new computer is of no use to me if it doesn't support the all in ones. I have looked hard and not been able to find current ones or separate scanners printers that are as good as the ones I have, which I need for document preparation.

The hp website seems to have removed even the drivers that ran with XP. Good thing I save stuff.



What do you mean a new computer doesn't help you if it doesn't support the all in ones? All in ones are a computer.

Just get a new computer with a monitor, or a laptop. Heck, you can get a new all in one, or a vesa mountable minicomputer and attach it to the back of a vesa mount.

Do you mean all in one printer? I'd recycle that quickly and buy something that still gets security updates.

As an IT person, this makes me really sad. XP honestly should be illegal at this point as it's dangerous not only to you, but to the rest of the internet as part of a botnet.
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby EHEngineer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:25 am

mouses wrote:Does anyone know anything about this site http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/

i am stuck on an old Windows operating system, since I have HP all in ones that are wonderful and HP never wrote drivers for them for later than XP SP2. I took it into my head this morning to see if there were later drivers around somewhere, and this site popped up with links to download later versions.

Of course, I am wondering if I'd be downloading an infection. I don't see warnings about the site on the web. I also don't see how they make money. And English is not their native language, although you have to read closely to detect that.

Thanks.


The real question at hand: Where can <mouses> get Windows 7/8.1/10 drivers for HP Printer XXXXXXXX?
Or, you can ... decline to let me, a stranger on the Internet, egg you on to an exercise in time-wasting, and you could say "I'm probably OK and I don't care about it that much." -Nisiprius

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby carofe » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:30 am

Run away from it as fast as you can

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Nyc10036 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:30 am

Subjecting yourself to security intrusion because there is not a driver for Windows7+ is shortsighted.
I have yet to encounter a driver not provided by the manufacturer unless you are talking about Linux.

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby mouses » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:33 am

Angelus359 wrote:
mouses wrote:A new computer is of no use to me if it doesn't support the all in ones. I have looked hard and not been able to find current ones or separate scanners printers that are as good as the ones I have, which I need for document preparation.

The hp website seems to have removed even the drivers that ran with XP. Good thing I save stuff.



What do you mean a new computer doesn't help you if it doesn't support the all in ones? All in ones are a computer.

Just get a new computer with a monitor, or a laptop. Heck, you can get a new all in one, or a vesa mountable minicomputer and attach it to the back of a vesa mount.

Do you mean all in one printer? I'd recycle that quickly and buy something that still gets security updates.

As an IT person, this makes me really sad. XP honestly should be illegal at this point as it's dangerous not only to you, but to the rest of the internet as part of a botnet.


For the third time, there are no current all-in-ones that are as good as the Photosmart 3210s I have. I have looked hard for a current one. They lack the scanning resolution, or their printing is comparatively lousy, or they have lots of reviews saying they suck.

An all-in-one is a scanner/printer/copier and sometimes also has fax capability.

I run anti malware programs quite frequently.

EHEngineer wrote:
The real question at hand: Where can <mouses> get Windows 7/8.1/10 drivers for HP Printer XXXXXXXX?


Yes. Thank you :-)

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby mouses » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:34 am

Nyc10036 wrote:Subjecting yourself to security intrusion because there is not a driver for Windows7+ is shortsighted.
I have yet to encounter a driver not provided by the manufacturer unless you are talking about Linux.


I look forward to your telling me where the link is to hp's driver for the Photosmart 3210s later than XP.

It is not shortsighted if I cannot do my work on a later system.

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby EHEngineer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:35 am

mouses wrote:
EHEngineer wrote:
The real question at hand: Where can <mouses> get Windows 7/8.1/10 drivers for HP Printer XXXXXXXX?


Yes. Thank you :-)
You should specify the OS and printer model.
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Nyc10036 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:39 am

mouses wrote:
Nyc10036 wrote:Subjecting yourself to security intrusion because there is not a driver for Windows7+ is shortsighted.
I have yet to encounter a driver not provided by the manufacturer unless you are talking about Linux.


I look forward to your telling me where the link is to hp's driver for the Photosmart 3210s later than XP.

It is not shortsighted if I cannot do my work on a later system.


If this XP PC is kept completely off the net then you maybe okay.
I have a XP laptop that has DVD authoring software.

However if it is not the case that this PC is off the net then it is time to buy a newer printer.

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Angelus359 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:10 am

mouses wrote:
Angelus359 wrote:
mouses wrote:A new computer is of no use to me if it doesn't support the all in ones. I have looked hard and not been able to find current ones or separate scanners printers that are as good as the ones I have, which I need for document preparation.

The hp website seems to have removed even the drivers that ran with XP. Good thing I save stuff.



What do you mean a new computer doesn't help you if it doesn't support the all in ones? All in ones are a computer.

Just get a new computer with a monitor, or a laptop. Heck, you can get a new all in one, or a vesa mountable minicomputer and attach it to the back of a vesa mount.

Do you mean all in one printer? I'd recycle that quickly and buy something that still gets security updates.

As an IT person, this makes me really sad. XP honestly should be illegal at this point as it's dangerous not only to you, but to the rest of the internet as part of a botnet.


For the third time, there are no current all-in-ones that are as good as the Photosmart 3210s I have. I have looked hard for a current one. They lack the scanning resolution, or their printing is comparatively lousy, or they have lots of reviews saying they suck.

An all-in-one is a scanner/printer/copier and sometimes also has fax capability.

I run anti malware programs quite frequently.

EHEngineer wrote:
The real question at hand: Where can <mouses> get Windows 7/8.1/10 drivers for HP Printer XXXXXXXX?


Yes. Thank you :-)


There are tons of malware that av just can't find.

And I promise you, absolutely promise you, that good all in one printers exist and are sold today.

They're just not super cheap.

Anyways, sometimes XP drivers work on newer OS.

Btw: just so you're aware, you're running on a sixteen year old operating system.

Sixteen. That's a huge amount of time.
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby jrbdmb » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:16 am

Nyc10036 wrote:Subjecting yourself to security intrusion because there is not a driver for Windows7+ is shortsighted.
I have yet to encounter a driver not provided by the manufacturer unless you are talking about Linux.


Unfortunately I have seen many instances where HP will not release updated drivers for their printers. I knew of several people who had to junk their HP printers when they moved from XP to Windows 7 or 8.

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Nyc10036 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:32 am

jrbdmb wrote:
Nyc10036 wrote:Subjecting yourself to security intrusion because there is not a driver for Windows7+ is shortsighted.
I have yet to encounter a driver not provided by the manufacturer unless you are talking about Linux.


Unfortunately I have seen many instances where HP will not release updated drivers for their printers. I knew of several people who had to junk their HP printers when they moved from XP to Windows 7 or 8.

It is unfortunate but reality. Other manufacturers do this as well. As a business HP weighs the gains for supporting a printer that is 15 years old versus not. OP may be one of few who hasn't upgraded. IMHO I would move on if I was HP too.

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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby bertilak » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:58 am

mouses wrote:Does anyone know anything about this site http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/

i am stuck on an old Windows operating system, since I have HP all in ones that are wonderful and HP never wrote drivers for them for later than XP SP2. I took it into my head this morning to see if there were later drivers around somewhere, and this site popped up with links to download later versions.

Of course, I am wondering if I'd be downloading an infection. I don't see warnings about the site on the web. I also don't see how they make money. And English is not their native language, although you have to read closely to detect that.

Thanks.

Windows can search for drivers for a printer and may not find a match at first, but XP MIGHT have a clickable button (or something) labeled "search for more printers," I don't know what that will look look on XP. If you can find it, it will download an extensive list of printers. That takes a few minutes. If your particular model is not listed, there may be generic drivers, e.g. "HP Universal Printing PCL 6."
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby Angelus359 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:47 pm

Nyc10036 wrote:
jrbdmb wrote:
Nyc10036 wrote:Subjecting yourself to security intrusion because there is not a driver for Windows7+ is shortsighted.
I have yet to encounter a driver not provided by the manufacturer unless you are talking about Linux.


Unfortunately I have seen many instances where HP will not release updated drivers for their printers. I knew of several people who had to junk their HP printers when they moved from XP to Windows 7 or 8.

It is unfortunate but reality. Other manufacturers do this as well. As a business HP weighs the gains for supporting a printer that is 15 years old versus not. OP may be one of few who hasn't upgraded. IMHO I would move on if I was HP too.


There is no real profit in supporting a 15 year old printer.

After 5 years, printers generally stop getting replacement parts, except possibly cartridges which can be standardized with newer printers.
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Re: http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/?

Postby jrbdmb » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:05 pm

Nyc10036 wrote:
jrbdmb wrote:
Nyc10036 wrote:Subjecting yourself to security intrusion because there is not a driver for Windows7+ is shortsighted.
I have yet to encounter a driver not provided by the manufacturer unless you are talking about Linux.


Unfortunately I have seen many instances where HP will not release updated drivers for their printers. I knew of several people who had to junk their HP printers when they moved from XP to Windows 7 or 8.

It is unfortunate but reality. Other manufacturers do this as well. As a business HP weighs the gains for supporting a printer that is 15 years old versus not. OP may be one of few who hasn't upgraded. IMHO I would move on if I was HP too.


In one specific case someone in my office had to junk a consumer-level HP inkjet printer perhaps three years old. In contrast, HP continued to update drivers for my "office level" Laserjet 4P for far longer than I thought they would - I just checked and they have a Windows 7 drivers for this printer first produced in 1993!


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