Question about Printers & Copiers
My system unit is Dell optiplex 745 intel pentium D and windows vista, i have an Hp deskjet 5700. My problem is that i'm find dificult to instal the printer onto my pc even downloding from the hp web site.
SOURCE: vista/hp printer problem
Because there are no exact drivers for that printer in Vista (it's on the edge of not being compatable) did you follow the steps they (HP) outline on how to "Spoof" the install?
They do say not to connect the printer until after everything is installed.
Here's the link to the download from HP
They do give specific instructions.
Now I argue with their recommendation of choosing an LPT port during set up. If you haven't done it they way they suggest, I would recommend doing it that way first and see what the results are. If you have, and it doesn't work, follow the same steps, but choose the Ne0 USB port in the steps.
I have fooled systems this way before. And that is one of the nice thing about HP drivers, they can be used for a number of different applications. (I've installed Sharp copiers using HP5 drivers).
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
according to hp.com windows vista has the drivers pre-installed on the operating system, all you have to do is plug iny our printer and turn it on. Windows vista will then detect the printer and install the printer's drivers with out the need to downloading them. This may be one reason why there may be no windows vista drivers avalible on the internet for your printer - becasue windows vista should allready have them.
i hope this helps, and good luck with everything!
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
SOURCE: HP DESKJET 3420
Add New Printer
Add a local printer
keep as LPT1
Click HP Deskjet 3600 series
Change name to HP Deskjet 3420
Dont print test page.
Bak to printers
Left click "properties"
Change to USB
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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