have just bought an HP 7762 photosmart printer off ebay for £12,but it has no leads etc, but the guy said he used the lead from another printer and it works fine.
The thing is, as a novice i have no idea what type of leads i will need to get it up and running, would be grateful for any help and advice, and if anyone has owned one of these printers are they any good?
Don't know this particular printer, but if the printer's power supply socket is round then it's most likely a power adapter (would need to be the correct step down voltage); if it's a "figure of eight" a kettle lead or, almost square with three prongs, then the power lead used, for instance, for the PSU on your system.
Your printer needs a PSU sometimes called a Mains Adapter, unfortunately there is no indication anywhere in the User Guides of it's power ratings. Look at the socket on the back of the printer to see if the Power Ratings are marked there - something like 9vDC with a small diagram indicating + or - Polarity.
and Yes, you need to install the Software before connecting the Printer.