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I'm not able to download any printer driver from the HP site. Is there an alternative or mirror site where drivers are just archived or cached?

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The HP site makes me lose hair. – sysadmin1138 Aug 19 '09 at 6:09
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You'd think that a multi-billion dollar corporation like HP would have reliable update servers. Unfortunately, that is not the case. HP has the absolute worst update architecture of any manufacturer on the planet.

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I'm trying to download a simple printer driver, and it's giving me 942 BYTES/sec.. that's right, 0.9 KILO bytes.. unbelievable! – Henrique de Sousa Jan 10 '15 at 2:14
    
+1 - Support page wont work in chrome, only sometimes works in firefox (I refuse to use IE). Downloads from a single ftp server - no mirrors, and large downloads fail most of the time. Especially annoying to get laptop graphics drivers because HP also used customization which mean you can not use generic drivers from AMD/Nvidia – Chris Noldus Feb 13 '15 at 0:53

I've been using www.driverguide.com since the late 90's. There's a lot of fluff on there, but a lot of useful content too.

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No, it belongs here just as much as SU. As an admin I run into this problem constantly, especially with HP. – John Gardeniers Aug 18 '09 at 22:08
    
haha I realise I'm doing the thing I hate the most, which is when people vote for something to go to SU just because it says "printer" instead of "networked printer". Point taken, I'll edit my statement. – Mark Henderson Aug 18 '09 at 22:41

sTILL NO LINK TO AN alternate HP DRIVER Downloads. I did however find the link below for a paid for service which will keep All your drivers updated but costs a small fortune :( http://www.tweakbit.com/land/driver-updater/support/?content=ppcduprinter&build=ppc1&exit=false&instructions=1&kw=HP&gclid=CjwKEAjw6_q5BRCOp-Hj-IfHwncSJABMtDaifGXoKEA11nPADYxRvap_M8Bho5hLXqdII7sE9PusDBoCnwrw_wcB

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What about the link in the other answer? – Pierre.Vriens May 21 at 12:03

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