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Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

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Samantha on November 13, 2008
Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Hey,

How can I install my HP Deskjet 3425 printer. I'm using Vista. I really need to print something soon.

Thanks,
Samantha
Eric on November 13, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Samantha,

HP is not providing a Windows Vista driver for the HP Deskjet 3425 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 3425"
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 3425"
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 3425 printer in Windows Vista.

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

Eric.
Success on November 14, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Well, I don't know about Samantha, but it worked for me! I haven't used my 3425 since college, and it's great to have the old thing up and running again. Thanks for your help!

Derek
nooby on January 6, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

great help, it work perfectly, thx ^_^
Renato on January 8, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

It work for me too. Thanks for you!
Gustavo Armando Bení on January 21, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

I did all steps, and when I've tried to print out a test page, in the print folder says "without
connection" what can I do?
mike on February 20, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Does anyone know how to save this driver to a disc???jJust in case hp decides to stop sending it out. Thanks mike
Toyin Ojo on February 22, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Gee i had given a programmer who tried all day but could not ,Just followed your instruction and Eureka i did it . They said i had to buy another printer . Thanks
Maragux on March 1, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

I had made the same things but when I have tried to print out a test page, in the print folder says " impression en cours "
( sorry I'm french :s )
Margaux on March 1, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

PS : My printer is very old
Tim on August 2, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Does anyone know of a similar tip for Windows 7 RC ?

This worked great on Vista, but Windows 7 RC does not have the Deskjet 3500 driver.
dr. ali almahmoud on December 4, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows 7

Hi

How can I install my HP Deskjet 3425 printer. I'm using windows 7. I
really need to print something soon.
sale987 on January 11, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Yes it work with my Vista to. Thanks alot Eric :)
Ana on January 21, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

It worked for me too. Thanks a lot!!!!!
Alex, JC and Gonça on January 23, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

It worked for me too. Thanks a lot!!!!!
Henrique on February 3, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

It worked perfectly!! That was really helpfull. Thanks a lot!!
Felipe Ladeira on April 2, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

FOR THOSE USING WINDOWS 7: check out the windows update button when you
are to chose from the list of printers. Once you have updated the list,
the 3600 series will be available.

NB. The HP website suggests that we chose 3600 series instead of 3500,
as suggested above. I wouldn´t know the difference, but I thought it
would be nice to mention it.
Santiago on July 7, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks Eric ! It worked just fine with the 3500 driver !
Richard on September 25, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you very much for providing this "work-around." It worked for me.
Brian on December 4, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Yes - Thanks - HP had me doing a similar thing but with the wrong printer - the deskjet 3600. But your Deskjet 3500 worked for me. Again Thank you!
Javier Mexico on December 29, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

FENOMENAL ERIC !!!! Just at the first time: ABRECABRONA !!!! my HP 3425 work fine !! The less I can make for your support Eric, and for everybody whose speak spanish is my translate. Thanks thousand Eric.

HP no está proporcionando un conductor de Windows Vista para la impresora de Deskjet 3425 Pero hay una manera alternativa de conseguir que la impresora trabaje en Windows Vista.
Solo siga estos pasos:


1. Si su impresora está conectada con su computadora, desconéctela.

2. Haga click en el menú INICIO.

3. Haga click en el Panel de Control

4. Haga click en HARDWARE Y SONIDO del panel del control.

5. Haga click en IMPRESORAS.

6. Haga click en “AGREGAR UNA IMPRESORA”

7. Haga click en “AGREGAR UNA IMPRESORA LOCAL”

8. Compruebe que esté desactivada la casilla “USAR UN PUERTO EXISTENTE”.

9. En la lista titulada “USAR UN PUERTO EXISTENTE ” elija “LPT1” (Puerto de impresora)

10. Haga click en el botón “SIGUIENTE”

11. Elija “HP” (NO Hewlett Packard) como el fabricante de la lista de fabricantes que se muestra.

12. En la lista de impresoras que se muestra, elige “Deskjet 3500” (ó: Deskjet 3500 series)

13. Haga click en el botón “SIGUIENTE”

14. En la caja de texto titulada “NOMBRE DE LA IMPRESORA” el tipo conocido “Deskjet 3425”

15. Espere a que la computadora diga que la impresora se ha agregado con éxito.

16. Conecte ahora su impresora a su computadora (es decir. conecte el cable con con la entrada del puerto USB en la parte posterior de su computadora.

17. Se mostrará una ventana que dice “NUEVO HARDWARE ENCONTRADO”. Haga click en “CANCELAR” en esta ventana. (si vuelve a mostrarse la ventana, repita click en “CANCELAR” hasta que no aparezca ya dicha ventana.

18. Vaya de nuevo a la carpeta de la impresora (es decir, donde usted hizo click en “AGREGAR UNA IMPRESORA”

19. Haga click EN EL BOTÓN DERECHO sobre “Deskjet 3425”

20. PROPIEDADES al final del menú que se despliega.

21. Haga click en la pestaña PUERTOS.

22. Cambie el puerto, de “LPT1”, a un “USB”

23. Haga click en el botón APLICAR.


¡Y YA ESTÁ! Eso debe permitir que usted utilice su impresora Deskjet 3425 de HP en Windows Vista.
Helenclr on January 3, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

THANK U VERY MUUUUCH!
Sss on October 12, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you thank ou thank you. I was beating my head against the wall trying to
understand the instructions on the hp website for using this printer with windows 7.

You have saved my sanity
frank ssengendo on December 30, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3425 Printer on Windows Vista

hi,in the list of printers,i do not see 3500 what i do next?
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