I had to purchase a IEEE-1284 female adapter to USB for a HP-500 All in One printer on a new PC with Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium (for a friend). Windows Update installed the driver for the USB connection and recognizes that there is a printer attached, but will not give me a menu to make the printer the Default printer.
HP does not have a driver for this printer and Windows 7, there is a list of HP printers to use for Add a device but the 500 isn't in that list.
What are my options? Should I purchase a 1284 connection card? Or just have my friend purchase another printer, this would be a shame because the printer looks like it just came out of the box even though it is at least 5 years old.