Well, I may have good news for you. The problem appears to be caused by installing IE9. If you have done this recently, then you will have to remove IE9, a process that works a little differently from other program uninstalls: first, go to Control Panel/Programs and select View Installed Updates at the top left. Then scroll down to Internet Explorer 9, select it, and uninstall. Finally, reboot your computer; IE8 will be available as before. Now, Printer Utility should function correctly once more.
thanks a lot for you above manual! You really saved my life! I had to print a large panorama for a client, but firstly I needed an update of an outdated ICC profile. HP Color Center was driving me mad not to show up the necessary dialogs. Now, having followed your instructions everything is as it has to be / was before.
Greets from Germany