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Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

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Britney on December 15, 2008
Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi,

I want to get my HP Deskjet 3820 printer to work. I don't have the CD and I'm using Windows Vista. What can i do?

Britney
Eric on December 15, 2008
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Britney,

HP is not providing a Windows Vista driver for the HP Deskjet 3820 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 970cse"
13. Click on the "Next" button
14. In the text box called "Printer name" type "Deskjet 3820"
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 3820"
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 3820 printer in Windows Vista.

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

Eric.
sanjay on December 28, 2008
HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

printer driver
tech on January 5, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

download
Jules on January 12, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

the paper has jammed and i cannot get it out and now both th etop 2 lights are blinking - can anyone help?
David on January 18, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Perfect
singh on February 11, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

I am enable to download driver of hp Deskjet 3820 printer on Windows Vista
prasad on April 19, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

for drivers
Fan on April 28, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

the lpt1 cannot be changed to usb. why is this so?
Mick Cole on May 10, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

To Eric - Re installing an HP 3820 as an HP 970cse (You helped Britney on Dec 15th 2008.
You are a God Sir!! Thank-you so much
Roland on May 11, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

hank yo for putting this text on this site. You helped me to save some money. It works. GREAT
DL on June 17, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

I followed all the steps...but when I got to the part of changing the ports it doesn't give me the option of selecting USP. What do I need to do?
Jenna on June 21, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Excellent man! Steps worked perfectly.
Eddington on July 17, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Just Perfect! This printer was annoying me for some time in Vista, but no more =)

The steps worked perfectly, one-by-one.

Thanks man, you really helped a lot!
Pedro on July 31, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

ERIC THAT WORKED FOR ME THANKS
Brad on August 3, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Easy, simple and effective. Thanks so much.
erinmcg on August 6, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks so much, you are a legend! no more obselete printer for me! YAY
kola on August 21, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi,

I want to get my HP Deskjet 3820 printer to work. I don't have the CD and I'm using Windows Vista. What can i do?
CPQ on October 23, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks Eric

Works great!
leonard gremi on November 3, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

I have one Dell (inspiron 15) lap top wich work by windos vista,but I can't print anything with peinter hp deskjet 3820.What can I do??
Fateema on November 16, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

please help me... i have this hp deskjet 3820 color inkjet printer that i bought a year ago. however, i bought a new emachines computer that have this windows vista. i tried downloading the driver from internet and it never worked. i tried using the method here but too bad for me it didn't work either. so, is there any other alternatives because i really doesn't want to buy a new printer.

your kind cooperation is really highly appreciated.

thank you

Fateema
VIJAY on November 25, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

RESPECTED SIR
I HAVE A OLD HP 3820 PRINTER OF THE GOOD WORKING CONDITION.
BUT MY LAPTOP WINDOWS VISTA LICENCE VERSION NOT INSTALL. I HAVE DRIVER CD IS AVALABLE. PLEASE HELP ME BEST SUGGESSION
hugo on December 4, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

hi I already see how install a 3820 printer in windows vista but when im in the step 19 it doesnt appear an option that say printer 3820 why?
KAYODE on December 18, 2009
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Look, you are the bomb. A frind told me that I will never be able to use the printer again, but what I have to say is that, my hp3820 printer is working better than is once was. Thanks a million, I am indeed grateful for the steps given in installing the hp deskjet 3820 printer.
David on January 1, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Info provide by Eric enabled my 3820 to work. Thanks man!
Susie on January 12, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

OMG!!! It actually worked! thanks a bunch! as an FYI on my computer it was under "Printer Properties" not just plain "Properties" (which also was an option)
Suthie01 on March 1, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you for the information on my
HPDeskjet3820. Is working now!
Andrew on March 25, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

didn't work for me.. so i stomped on it and threw it away.
juan on April 10, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

wow you are the best!!!!
Jenny on May 23, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you, it worked for me! :)
ratha on August 13, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

driver HP Deskjet 3820 (window vista)
Paddy on October 15, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi Eric,

I just carried out your instructions for installing my HP Deskjet 3820 and it works superbly. It's a pity I did not find your most valuable information before noy; it would have saved me a whole lot of time and effort.

Your blood should be bottled.

Keep up the good work.

Kindest Regards,

Paddy
Hannah on October 20, 2010
Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

what is wrong with the printer when all the lights on it blinks even when it has not been intalled?

thank you
MALIK on December 10, 2010
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

WINDOW UPDATING PRINTERS COULD NOT DISCOVER THE PRINTER (deskjet 970cse). Please, what do I do? thanks
Catherine on January 8, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Eric - you're a genius! Installation went according to plan, however, only the black ink cartidge is working and I just installed a new color cartridge. Anyone know how to prime or troubleshoot the color cartidge?
Jon on January 12, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Eric you're awesome. Thank you so much! I even called HP and they said it wasn't possible to do this on my computer. I am having the same problem as Catherine when it comes to my color cartridge. Any help would be much appreciated.
jose on January 29, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Eric, gracias, funciono con vista
chandra prakash on February 2, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

sir i need HPDekjet3820 printer on windows Vista
Luis Andrés on February 8, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Thank you so much!!! sos grande
Arthur Stimpson on March 30, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Hi used these instructions to get the 3820 working great. I had the original disk that came with my first 3820 (did a bunk). I got a recon one, VISTA would not accept the disk for it. But i am all go now.Many thanks for your info.
Arthur Stimpson
Jurek Kowalski on May 19, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Pozdrówki dla anglojęzycznych, dzięki
Anthony Njim on August 24, 2011
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

Thanks alot for the advice for I am now using my printer as I wanted.
Continue to give us vital information like this to help us remain
connected and use our instruments well. Stay blessed
I.Thirunavukkarasu on October 29, 2011
HP 3820 PRINTER - REG.

Hi,

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JMPR2-12 on April 14, 2012
RE: Installing HP Deskjet 3820 Printer on Windows Vista

OmGGGG! Thank you soooooo much!!!
Wojtek on May 19, 2017
Thank you very much for your help!!! It works with Windows 7 too.
Best Regards
Wojtek
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