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Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

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Julie on November 11, 2008
Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

How can I get my HP Deskjet 3420 printer working in Windows Vista? I don't have the CD that came with the printer.

Thanks,

Julie
Eric on November 11, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Julie,

HP is not providing a Windows Vista driver for the HP Deskjet 3420 printer. But there is an alternative way to get the printer working on Windows Vista. Just follow these steps:

1. If your printer is connected to your computer, disconnect it.
2. Click on the Start menu.
3. Click on Control Panel
4. Click on the Hardware & Sounds control panel.
5. Click Printers.
6. Click "Add a Printer"
7. Click "Add a Local Printer"
8. Check off the "Use an existing port" check box.
9. In the list entitled "Use an existing port" choose "LPT1: (Printer Port)
10. Click on the "Next" button
11. Choose "HP" as the manufacturer from the list of manufacturers
12. In the printers list that shows up, choose "Deskjet 3500"
13. Click on the "Next" button
14. In the text box called "Printer name" type "Deskjet 3420"
15. Wait for the computer to say that the printer has been successfully added.
16. Connect your printer to your computer (i.e. connect the cable to the USB port at the back of your computer.
17. A "Found New Hardware" screen should show up. Click Cancel on this window. (if it keeps showing up, just keep on clicking cancel until no more windows pop up)
18. Go back to the printer folder (i.e. the one where you clicked "Add a Printer"
19. Right Click on "Deskjet 3420"
20. Click on "Properties" in the menu that popped up.
21. Select the "Ports" tab.
22. Change the port from "LPT1" to "USB"
23. Click on the "Apply" button.

And that's it! That should allow you to use your HP Deskjet 3420 printer in Windows Vista.

You might want to print out a test page just to make sure the printer works.

Eric.
fedorka on November 13, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

It works, thanks!
Lina on November 25, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

amazing information!!!! now i can print from my laptop!!! thankss
Attelah on December 2, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

That's fantastic! THAKS!!!
Antoinette on December 4, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Great it works!!! :D
Dan on December 13, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

That was marvelous it worked like MAGIC. Thanks Eric

Dan
ed on December 14, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks man, it totally works!!
aden on December 20, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

sper
eleniz on December 28, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

That was great! really helped me out!
george violin on December 29, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very very much
Zsfi on December 31, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you! It works :D
AngryCurse on December 31, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Now I follow all the steps till i come to step number 12
i search for the deskjet 3500.......nothing
plz tell me what to do
Ismael on January 5, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

God bless you :-D
huszi on January 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris on January 18, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

It works fine, super!!!! This works also on a german Vista vision.
ALEJANDRA on January 19, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

THANKS!!!!!
Mme P on January 26, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Gnial. Je vous aime !!!
Cisne on January 29, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Im from Ecuador and I have de same problem wiht the Installing of this printer in my Laptop, Im going to tried this 12 steps and gonna let you know if works out.........
Catal on February 10, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks from Barcelona!
My printer was used only from time to time and was a pity sending it to death for that consummist compelling nonsense.
You are great!
wael mohamed on February 19, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista
Lonsky on February 20, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Nicely done. Thanks man... you rock!
ET on February 22, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

This process is described on HP's website you all fool...
giulio on February 22, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

thank's from italy
mo on March 14, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks! Very good!
Marta Martins on March 19, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

como se diz c: Muito obrigado... este topico excelente!

~ Thanks from Portugal! :)
cho htwe on March 19, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

hpdiskjet 3420
... on March 22, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks
erik on March 24, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

you are # 1 my friend i was to close to buy another printer you save me a lot of money thank you thank you !!!!! from my heart thanks
al on March 26, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

slm
ASHISH on April 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks!!!
thank you on April 4, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

thank you very much
tahri on April 12, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

installing HP Deskjet 3420
Ray on April 25, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks. But not respond when test-print.
Ray on April 25, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Sorry. After 2 more minutes waiting. It works!!!!

Thank you again!!!
Artemiy on May 4, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

it's a life!!! 8)
thanks man from Ukraine !!!
biyah on May 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

it works perfectly thanks
Doggs on May 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Hey Man that was a greate good work keep up
Dudo on May 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks, it works.
P.S. On HP support web support is bug - check it ;))
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00808478&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=75040&lang=en
abdullah65 on May 9, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

thanks
mrcl on May 10, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Great Work!!
Robert on May 17, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks - eorked a treat
sibudas on May 21, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

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JOSEPH THOMAS on May 25, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

THANK U ... GOD BLESS U....
emotion69 on May 26, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

awesome..
thanks a lot from indonesia...
Lucy on May 29, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

great, it works just perfect. Thanks for help
Dr NASSR on May 31, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

I need driver of hp deskjet3420
Sid on June 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

PERFECT!
i was wondering if i would have to buy another printer. YOU SAVE MY SOUL !!!! THANKS A LOT MY FRIEND
Pablo on June 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks you are the best !! Pablo Argentina
Artem on June 4, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3420 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you from Russia!! That's COOL!!))
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