If a 2 week old printer does not print and the software does not install proper it's defective. While it may be the PC, nothing in your post points to that but XP is going to be a problem today as makers are now ramping down support.
I'd return the product since it is non-functional for you.
Can someone please help me. I bought this two weeks ago but I have tried to fix, from what i know, which is not much. I was trying to learn something. I have a hp pavilion a705w, intel inside, celeron, windows xp. I know it's not the printer's fault. I tried to install the cd it came with, but always gets to the part, tells me to connect, but in will not register. It lets me finish the software and tells me to connect later. I tried to download drivers, etc. Other printers do the same thing with my usb ports, scanners and camera also, will say conection error, but i know its connected. I had problem before, virous, took to shop, fixed, but the print never did after that. I did driver scan programs, etc. It says I have out of date, 8 of them, but all them want money to fix, don;t know if this is the problem. Any suggestions. I can take to computer shop if needed. It will always say bottom right corner print did not print, eror. I can see it in print que, etc. everything looks fine, just will not print out. Thanks for your time.