Thanks for all the help DMcCoy, got most of the drivers switched out now. The only ones I am really missing are for p2015 p2055 and cp3525 if any one knows where I can get *good* versions of these?
When you say used the update option to add them, are you manually connected to a Win 7 box or is there a box ive missed when looking on my 2008 R2 box?
I'm adding printer drivers first, with the print managment mmc. When you add there is a "windows update" option at the bottom of the usual list of MS supplied drivers. Use that and the list will be updated with quite a lot more (can take a little while to update the list).
Things like the P3005 aren't on the list, as the drivers are shown as supplied by HP and not MS, although I think they are still available on the windows catalog, as I don't remember downloading them from HP. You get slightly different options when adding the driver during the printer install, which is where I think I got those ones.
Thanks for that I hadn't noticed that as most of mine are at the top of lists and have simple names hehe :)
John: you were correct, now all I need is good p2055 drivers (p2050 series) as the ones I have right now are borked.