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HP Single-Function Printers - 'The Operating System on This Computer is Not Supported' Message Displays on The Computer in Windows 7 When Installing the HP Software for a USB Connected Product


When you try to install the HP software in Windows 7, a 'The Operating System on This Computer is Not Supported.' message displays under Details in the System Requirements Results window.
Operating system on computer is not supported message window

Solution one: Download and install the HP software

Follow these steps to download the latest HP software, and then install it.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer, if necessary. The software installation prompts you to connect the cable if needed.
  3. If a Let's identify your product to get started page displays, click Printer, type your printer model number, and then click Submit.
  4. If you need to change the operating system, click Change, select your version, and then click Change.
  5. Under the Driver heading, click Download for the full software package, or click Basic Drivers for other driver options.

Solution two: Install the basic product driver using Windows Update

Some HP products do not have a full feature solution available to download. Windows Update searches for and installs a driver for your product if one is available.
Remarque :
Make sure the computer has an active Internet connection. Windows Update does not function if the computer is not connected to the Internet.
  • If you have not installed Windows 7, follow the instructions in method one to configure Windows Update.
  • If you have installed Windows 7, follow the steps in method two to configure Windows Update.

Method one: Select 'Use recommended settings' when you install Windows 7

When you install Windows 7, select Use recommended settings in the Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically window.

Method two: Set Windows Update to automatic

Follow these steps to configure Windows Update to automatically search for and install a basic product driver.
  1. On the taskbar, click the Windows icon ().
  2. In the Search Programs and Files box, type change device installation.
  3. Click Change device installation settings. The Device Installation Settings window opens.
  4. If it is not already selected, select Yes, do this automatically (recommended), and then click Save Changes.
    Remarque :
    Windows 7 might prompt you to restart the computer. Make sure that you bookmark this page so that you can quickly access again.

Install the product driver

When you connect the product to the computer, Windows 7 detects the hardware and automatically installs the correct driver. A notification lets you know when installation begins and when it is complete. You do not have to download any software or insert the product CD.
Follow these steps to install the basic driver in Windows 7.
  1. Make sure that the product power is off.
  2. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable to the printer, and then to the computer.
    USB cable
  3. Turn the product on.
    Remarque :
    Windows Update searches online for the most recent product driver on the Windows Update site. If the online driver is more recent than the driver stored in Windows 7, the computer downloads and installs the updated driver.
    The Windows Update process takes place automatically. Therefore, you might not notice that the process is in progress.
  4. A Your devices are ready to use window might display on the screen. If the window displays and does not close automatically, click Close to close the window.
Your basic Windows 7 driver is now installed. Some functions might not be available, but you can use the following workaround procedures instead.

Workaround procedures

The basic driver in Windows 7 is enough for printing from a software program and importing and viewing images on a memory card.


Use these steps to print from a software program.
  1. Open the document to be printed in the software program in which it was created.
  2. Click File, and then click Print.

Import and view images on a memory card

If your product has a memory card slot, follow these steps to access images on a memory card.
  1. Insert the memory card into the appropriate memory card slot on the product.
    Remarque :
    If the memory card is already inserted, remove it, and then reinsert it.
  2. On the Autoplay window that opens, click Import Pictures, View Pictures, or Open folder to view files.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.