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Windows 7: HP deskjet 3420 driver

07 Apr 2009   #11
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

It might be easier for you if you click "windows update" instead of have disk" then choose "HP" on the left side and the driver you want on the right side.




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09 Apr 2009   #12
c0V3Ro

windows 7 ultimate x64 beta
 
 

did that. clicked in HP and than in update. takes a big time and pop the message no updates.
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10 Apr 2009   #13
Patrick C

Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Hi,

Here's the direct link to all the drivers for HP Deskjets from Microsoft.
Microsoft Update Catalog
Romulinx2 - I have never known or heard of "The Microsoft Product Catalog"? The Point being, is I have a Gateway AMD 64-bit with 2 GB of Ram. I loaded Windows 7 Build 7077 (32 bit) - got all the way to the Installation of My Officejet J4550 All-in-One Printer. Apparently HP has discontinued selling this printer even though I bought it less than six months ago?? I went to install the driver I had downloaded from HP for Vista 32/64 and it would not install in Windows 7 because the Software did recognize Windows 7 as an authorized Microsoft system. Next I went to HP Tech Support and they could/didn't know what to do when I asked them about installing their drivers in Windows 7. Is the "The Microsoft Product Catalog" a way to get around this. Any extra explanation You can offer here would be greatly appreciated. I need to learn as much as I can about this. Thank You ahead of time & God's Speed - Patrick C
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10 Apr 2009   #14
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

The Microsoft Product Catalog has drivers that recognize windows 7 so yes that is a way around the error, there are several ways of doing this.

1. You can try and run the vista driver in compatibility mode.
2. If your set to check windows update just plug the usb device in and let it search windows update.
3. You can download the driver from the product catalog (same thing windows update does).
4. You can run the add printer wizard and click "windows update" let it populate the list then select "HP" on the left and your model (HP Officejet 4500 series) on the right, see pic


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HP deskjet 3420 driver-officejet.png 
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14 Apr 2009   #15
c0V3Ro

windows 7 ultimate x64 beta
 
 


will i be forced to install XP x64 trial only to use the printer?
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14 Apr 2009   #16
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by c0V3Ro View Post

will i be forced to install XP x64 trial only to use the printer?
Is your driver in that list?
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14 Apr 2009   #17
Patrick C

Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
The Microsoft Product Catalog has drivers that recognize windows 7 so yes that is a way around the error, there are several ways of doing this.

1. You can try and run the vista driver in compatibility mode.
2. If your set to check windows update just plug the usb device in and let it search windows update.
3. You can download the driver from the product catalog (same thing windows update does).
4. You can run the add printer wizard and click "windows update" let it populate the list then select "HP" on the left and your model (HP Officejet 4500 series) on the right, see pic
Yup-Yup - Totally Kooool. I had windows 7 build 7077 completely installed. The HP software didn't recognize Windows 7 as an operating system. I completely re-installed Vista - Then re-installed Windows 7 after seeing the method You recommended. When I ran the Software in the Compatibility mode - selected the Trouble shooting option - the Compatibilty software allowed me to run the software in Vista (SP2) mode. I watched it (details are available) and the software went out - queried the Windows Catalog and downloaded what was required. In Windows 7 there is an interface for the Printer (Deviced and Printers) once it is installed that can be accessed by the right-click on the printer. It allows some functionailty but full functionality of the software came when I use the HP software. Very Nice. Windows 7 has really turned out to be very useful. The Windows 7 forum and the Experienced People hear are extremely helpful. God's Speed and Thank You again. PatrickC
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15 Apr 2009   #18
c0V3Ro

windows 7 ultimate x64 beta
 
 

at least!
after formating and reinstalling!
at the printers install page windows update finally could connect and offers the deskjet 3600 series drivers to install. tooks a lot of time, but worked.
thx all of you for the help.
cheers!
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25 Jan 2013   #19
stlolth

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Here are the latest official XP drivers i downloaded just before support ended. They work on Windows 7 and even allow network printer support. However, i'm pretty sure they're 32bit only.

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