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HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology - MS Windows printing-system software

Printing system and installer

HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology printing-system software CD for MS Windows systems

In the MS Windows environment (Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000), insert the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows printing-system software CD into the CD-ROM drive to open an interactive CD Browser. Use the CD Browser to install the print drivers and related components, to gain access to online user documentation, and to gain access to optional HP software, including an installer customization utility.
The following figure shows the main screen of the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows printing-system software CD.
Figure : Windows installation software CD Browser
If the main screen does not appear when you insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive, follow these steps to open the Windows installation CD Browser:
  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Click Browse… and navigate to the root directory of the Windows software CD.
  4. Double-click the SETUP.EXE file to start the installer.
The main screen of the Windows software CD Browser contains installation, user documentation, and software options in the left panel. Move the cursor over each option to see a description of the option in the right panel.
note:
The options available for each device might differ from those in the figure.
Install. The installation wizard guides the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology printing-system software installation. Select a Typical Installation, a Typical with Fax Installation, or a Custom Installation. If you select Typical Installation, only the necessary software is installed. If you select Custom Installation, select the components that you want to install.
User Documentation. Use this option to view theHP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology user documentation. Move the cursor over each option to see a description of the document in the right panel.
Figure : Documentation screen
The following document options are available:
  • Install Notes
  • Printable Quick Reference Guide
  • Quick Reference Guide (Interactive)
  • Use the Control Panel (PDF Poster)
Click Back to return to the main Windows CD Browser screen.
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If Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later is not installed, click any of the links to a portable document format (.PDF) document to open it in a version of Adobe Acrobat Reader that runs from the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology printing-system software CD. The CD browser version of Acrobat Reader is in English only, but can be used to open localized versions of .PDF documents. The Adobe Acrobat Reader software is not installed on the computer and can only run while the printing-system software CD is in the CD-ROM drive. Adobe Acrobat Reader is also available at the following Web site:
Optional Software. Use this option to view theHP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology optional software. Move the cursor over each option to see a description of the document in the right panel.
Figure : Optional Software screen
The following optional software programs are available for the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology:
  • HP Universal Print Driver (UPD). Use this option to link to the HP Web site, where you can download the HP PCL 6 UPD, the HP PCL5 UPD, and the HP PS Emulation UPD.
  • Installer Customization Wizard. Use this wizard to customize the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology installer by presetting the installation options in a response file. The resulting customized installer can then be used for silent, unattended installation.

Installer features

The common installer is designed to provide a simple and consistent installation method for the device. The common installer is available for the Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 operating systems.
The common installer offers the following features:
  • The HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows printing-system software CD features an interactive software interface.
  • Network connection is integrated, so a networked device can be connected to and drivers can be installed on that device in a single process.
  • The selection dialog box sets the operating-system language as the default language. Use the installer to select any of the languages on the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows printing-system software CD.
The HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows printing-system software CD also includes the following features:
  • The ability to uninstall the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology printing-system software by using the Modify Installation option.
  • The HP Installer Customization Wizard for custom installations.
All of the MS Windows system components are installed by using the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows printing-system installer. The installer automatically detects the operating system and the default language. Select from the following installation types:
  • Typical Installation
  • Typical with Fax Installation
  • Custom Installation

HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology drivers

HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology drivers provide the printing features and communication between the computer and the device. The printing system includes software for end users and system administrators who are working in the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64‑bit), Windows XP (32-bit and 64‑bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64‑bit), and Windows 2000
    MS Windows 64-bit drivers for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are available for the following systems:
    • AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon, or Pentium 4 with EMT64
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For the latest information about the printing-system software components, see the readme files on the Windows CD. For additional information about installing the printing-system software, see the Hewlett-Packard CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Printing-system Install Notes on the Windows printing-system software CD or on the System Administrator's CD.
All of the print drivers provide access to paper-handling and print-quality features.

Select the best print driver

HP print drivers are designed for different environments and uses. See the print driver Help for available features.

Complete printing system

Use the Windows printing-system software CD to install the full set of drivers and other software for the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology.

HP PCL 6 driver

The HP PCL 6 driver provides the best performance, print quality, and printer-feature support for most users. The driver aligns with MS Windows graphic device interface (GDI) for best performance in MS Windows environments.
The HP PCL 6 driver may not be fully compatible with third party and custom solutions that are based on PCL 5.

HP PCL 5 driver

The HP PCL 5 driver is recommended for general office printing in MS Windows environments. The driver is compatible with previous version of PCL and legacy HP devices.
The HP PCL 5 driver is the best choice for:
  • Any third party or home-grown custom solutions that use forms, fonts, and SAP programs.
  • Any environment with mixed operating-systems (such as UNIX, Linux, and mainframe).

PS Emulation driver

The PS Emulation driver is recommended for printing with Adobe or other graphics-rich software programs. The driver is compatible with postscript level-3 and supports postscript font DIMMs.
Use the PS Emulation driver in primarily postcript-specific software programs such as Adobe and Corel.

HP Universal Print Driver

The HP PCL6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation universal print drivers are designed for corporate or IT-managed MS Windows environments. These drivers provide a single PCL 6, PCL 5, or PS emulation driver for use with multiple device models.
The HP universal print drivers are recommended when printing to multiple device models from a mobile MS Windows computer.
The HP universal print drivers can be downloaded from the following Web site:
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The HP universal print drivers support most, but not all of the features of the HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Emulation drivers.

HP print and fax drivers

The following drivers are available on the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows printing-system software CD:
  • HP MFP Send Fax driver for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000
  • HP PCL 6 driver for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000
  • HP PCL 5 driver for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000
  • The HP Postscript 3 Emulation driver (PS Emulation driver) for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000
note:
During a Typical Installation of the printing-system software, the HP PCL 6 driver is installed by default for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000.
Drivers included with the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology Windows CD
Operating System
HP MFP Send Fax driver
HP PCL 6 driver
HP PCL 5 driver
PS Emulation driver
Windows Vista
x
x
x
Windows XP
x
x
x
x
Windows Server 2003
x
x
x
x
Windows 2000
x
x
x
x

Driver version numbers for MS Windows operating systems

Access to driver version numbers depends on the operating system in which the HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology is installed.
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For a list of HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology drivers, updated HP printing-system software, and product-support information, go to one of the following Web sites:
The Windows Vista operating system supports the HP PCL 6, PCL 5, and PS Emulation drivers. The Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 operating systems support the HP PCL 6, PCL 5, and PS Emulation drivers, and the HP MFP Send Fax driver. If you are using an HP driver in any of these operating systems, follow these steps to find driver-version information:
  1. Click Start.
  2. For Windows 2000, select Settings, and then click Printers.
    For Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003, click Printers and Faxes.
    For Windows XP Home, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Printers and Faxes icon.
  3. Right-click the driver name.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Click the About tab.
To determine the latest version, compare the overall build number (in parenthesis after the model name) and the GPD number (in the Driver Files: field). If the overall build number has increased, this is the latest version of the driver.
If the overall build number is the same, check the version number of the GPD file. The driver that has the highest GPD version number is the latest driver.

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