Install Driver

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi, i need some help installing a HP Color LaserJet CP3505 onto a laptop (Windows XP)

I have a usb cable and a network lead

I have found the drivers on the following site:

but i don't know what driver to choose and how to set it up... can anyone help with this, thanks in advance
Question by:oo7ml
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    Accepted Solution

    You did not say which particular driver you downloaded, but as they are .EXE files, just double-click on the one you downloaded. That will uncompress it and save the driver files in a directory. Make a note of the directory.

    When you plug the printer into the PC via USB and switch it on, the PC will "see" the printer and ask for drivers. Tell Windows to search for the drivers in a particular location and then browse to the directory in which the driver files were saved. Finish the installation and you're done.

    A network connection is much more reliable than USB. If the printer does have a network port, use the network cable to plug it into your router, switch it on and print a Config Page. Find the printer's IP address on it. Then, go to Start > Printers & Faxes. Start the Add Printer wizard and install a *local* printer. When asked for the printer model, browse to the same driver location. When asked for the port, create a new Standard TCP/IP port. Give it the printer's IP address (and an optional name) and finish the port installer. Then finish the Add Printer Wizard.
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    We use a HP3500C (which I am assuming is similar) via the network. When I view the Driver details of the installed printer here, there seem to be references (in the "About" Driver Files section) to a Universal Driver, so from the page you have found, I would try the
            "1 - HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6"
    option first.


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