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Windows update error 800f0246 when installing printer driver

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  • I have Win 7 pro 64 bit and an HP3520 printer.  HP site says a Windows 7 driver is available via windows update.  When I go into Windows update, the drivers shows up under optional downloads.  When I try to download and install it it fails with error code 800f0246.  All other updates install fine.  I tried multiple times with the same error. 

    When I go into device manager the printer is listed under other devices with an icon indicating a driver issue.  When I try to update the driver it finds the downloaded driver that Windows update downloaded.  I select it and it fails.

    I have Windows 7 beta still on my laptop and the printer driver installs from windows update just fine.

    Any ideas?
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:51 AM

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