Can't install printer on XP with Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tutenstein, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. tutenstein macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2005
    I have an HP Photosmart 7960 printer which I can't install on parallels.

    I have the install disk, and everything works fine, until the prompt to connect the USB to the PC and Printer.

    For some reason, the "Next" button is not highlighted, so I can't select Next after I connect the USB to the Mac.

    I clicked "continue without connecting" because I had no choice, but XP doesn't recognize the printer.

    I can't believe it won't install!!

    I need Windows for classes I am taking and because my wife needs Windows when she tele-works.

    Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I've never tried to use a printer in Parallels but I suspect that there will be a trick to it. The one time I had to print, I exported out to TIFF then printed it from the Mac site. If you only need to do a couple of prints, that could be easier.
  3. tutenstein thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Oh the manual!!

    Thank you for the reply.

    Right after I started this topic I ACTUALLY read the Parallels manual.

    Apparently you have to have USB enabled to autoconnect.

    After I did that, I had no problems.

    Who would have thought....RTM!!

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