Summary: After trying AND failing to get the 5740 to load properly into our Asus, windows 7 machine ( the disc wouldn't even open!) I contacted HP help, in India, BOTH times very nice people, and helpful. Problem arises when you use a Verizon air card for internet.
This printer worked well most of the time. However ...
Mary E. Wright "love books", Amazon
5 October 2014
Summary: This printer worked well most of the time. However there was an issue with the paper feed that needed repeated adjustment and now the ink constantly registers empty even when there is brand new cartridges in place. It lasted 1 year but no longer works. :( Will have to purchase another printer.
Summary: Lets face it, this particular copier model is the older style etc. But it was bought for my 82 yr old father who is a dementia & other issues. It compliments the older computer he is "use to" and that's the key.
Excerpt: When looking for a good, cheap printer for my desktop PC I decided on the HP Deskjet 5740. The printer was basic, but not obsolete; cheap in price, but with all the necessary features; and best of all, the reliable name brand of Hewlett Packard, a company that has …
Summary: Purchased and in service in 2005, still working and always function as required. (Private use, not daily use for business). However, I am impressed by it's reliability, survived three moving, three locations. Spain, Washington State and Japan, still performs as directed.