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HP Business InkJet 3000 Series Printer - Driver Installation in Windows

Introduction
To ensure a successful installation, the following conditions must be met before beginning installation of the printer software:
  • Ensure the printheads and ink cartridges are installed, paper is loaded in the printer, and the printer is turned on and ready to print.
  • Ensure the computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the printer software.
Minimum system requirements
The following table lists minimum and recommended requirements for each operating system
Operating system
Minimum requirements
Recommended requirements
Microsoft® Windows 95 and Windows 98
486DX-100 MHz 16 MB RAM 4 MB free hard-disk space
Pentium® 266 MHz 32 MB RAM 4 MB free hard disk space
Windows Me
Pentium 166 MHz 32 MB RAM 4 MB free hard disk space
Pentium 266 MHz 64 MB RAM 8 MB free hard disk space
Windows XP
Pentium 233 MHz 64 MB RAM 1.5 GB free hard disk space
Pentium 300 MHz 128 MB RAM 1.5 GB free hard disk space
Windows NT 4.0
Pentium 100 MHz 32 MB RAM 8 MB free hard disk space
Pentium 266 MHz 64 MB RAM 8 MB free hard disk space
Windows 2000
Pentium 166 MHz 64-MB RAM 650-MB free hard disk space
Pentium 266 MHz 64 MB RAM 650 MB free hard disk space
Mac OS 8.6 or later
64 MB RAM
128 MB RAM
Installing the printer software
Printer software can be installed for local printing or network printing. For local printing, connect the printer using a USB cable or a parallel cable. For more information about using USB or parallel interface connections with the computer, see the documentation that came with the computer.
Ensure the computer is fully set up and the appropriate Windows operating system is running properly before attempting to install the printer software. The steps that follow may then be used to install the printer software.
Connecting the printer using a USB cable in Windows
Use a USB cable to connect the printer to the computer if the computer has a USB port and is running Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
If the computer does not meet these specifications, connect the printer to the computer using a parallel cable.
In most cases, after installing the printer software and connecting a printer to the computer, additional printers can be installed with USB cables without reinstalling the printing software.
  note:
It is recommended that software be installed before connecting the printer to the computer. Do not connect the USB cable until the computer is restarted.
Software-first installation
  1. Start Windows and make sure no other Windows applications are running.
  2. Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs automatically. If the CD menu does not run automatically, click Start, and then click Run. At the command line box, type the letter of the computer's CD-ROM drive followed by “:\SETUP” (for example, type “D:\SETUP”).
  3. On the CD menu, click Install Printer Driver.
  4. Choose the language, and then click OK.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Click Connected to this computer, and then click Next.
  7. In the Select Port screen, click USB andthen click Next.
      note:
    When connecting the printer using a USB cable, only one of the printer drivers (PCL 5c, PCL 6, or PS) can be installed at a time.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
      note:
    Connect the USB cable to the computer and the printer after the computer restarts. The Found New Hardware wizard appears on the computer screen, and the printer icon is created in the Printers folder.
Hardware-first installation
Windows XP 32-bit edition and Windows XP 64-bit edition require a different hardware-first installation procedure. For instructions, see “Hardware-first installation for Windows XP” below.
If the USB cable was connected to the ports on the computer and the printer before installing the printer software, the Found New Hardware wizard appears on the computer screen.
  1. In the Found New Hardware wizard, click Next.
  2. Click Search for the best driver for your device (Recommended), and then click Next.
  3. Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. If the CD menu appears, click Exit twice to close the CD menu.
  4. Select Specify a location, click Browse to locate the installation files for the operating system the computer is using, and then click OK.
    • For Windows 98 and Windows Me, use DRIVERS\<PRINTER DRIVER>\USB98ME\<LANGUAGE>. For example, DRIVERS\PCL6\USB98ME\ENGLISH contains the installation files for the English version of the PCL 6 printer driver.
    • For Windows 2000, use DRIVERS\<PRINTER DRIVER>\WIN2K_XP\<LANGUAGE>. For example, DRIVERS\PS\WIN2K_XP\ENGLISH contains the installation files for the English version of the PS 3 printer driver.
  5. Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  7. If using Windows 98 or Windows Me, complete Steps 3 through 6 again to finish the installation.
Hardware-first installation for Windows XP
If the USB cable was connected to the ports on the computer and the printer before installing the printer software, the Found New Hardware wizard appears on the computer screen.
  1. In the Found New Hardware wizard, click Install the software automatically (Recommended), and then click Next.
      note:
    To use USB Printing Support but there is more than one option, select the USB Printing Support option from Microsoft.
  2. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  3. In the second Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
  4. Click the best driver for the operating system. For Windows XP 64-bit, click either HP Business Inkjet 3000 PCL 5c or HP Business Inkjet 3000 PS. For Windows XP 32-bit, click either HP Business Inkjet 3000 PCL 5c or HP Business Inkjet 3000 PCL 6, and then click Next.
  5. Click Finish.
Connecting the printer using a parallel cable in Windows
Use a parallel cable to connect the printer to the computer if the computer has a parallel port and is running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
  1. Start Windows and make sure no other Windows applications are running.
  2. Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs automatically. If the CD menu does not run automatically, click Start, click Run, and at the command line box, type the letter of the computer's CD-ROM drive followed by “:\SETUP” (for example, type “D:\SETUP”).
  3. On the CD menu, click Install Printer Driver.
  4. Choose the language, and then click OK.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Click Connected to this computer, and then click Next.
  7. Be sure the Parallel check box is selected. Use the drop-down menu to select the parallel port to which the printer is connected.
      note:
    If the Express Install using HP recommended defaults check box is selected, the installation program uses default options. To specify the installation options, clear this check box.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
  9. Connect the parallel cable to the computer and the printer.
  10. After restarting the computer, the computer might display a prompt for the missing file HPXXX.CAT. Click Skip if this message appears.
Connecting the printer using a network connection in Windows
  note:
When setting up the printer using a network connection, connect the printer to the network first, and then install the software.
  1. If an HP Jetdirect print server was purchased separately, install it in the printer. The print server must be installed before installing the printer software.
      note:
    The HP Jetdirect print server is pre-installed in the HP Business Inkjet 3000n and 3000dtn printer configurations.
  2. Connect the network cable between the HP Jetdirect print server and a network port.
  3. Start Windows and make sure no other Windows applications are running.
  4. Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs automatically. If the CD menu does not run automatically, click Start, and then click Run. At the command line box, type the letter of the computer's CD-ROM drive followed by “:\SETUP” (for example, type “D:\SETUP”).
  5. On the CD menu, click Install Printer Driver.
  6. Choose the language, and then click OK.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  8. Click Connected to the network, and then click Next.
  9. Click Basic Server or Peer-to-Peer Network Setup, and then click Next.
  10. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Installing from the Add Printer Wizard for Windows
In Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP, the printer software can be installed using the Add Printer Wizard. Follow the instructions below:
  1. Select Start, Settings. and then Printers. In Windows XP select Start and then Printers and Faxes.
  2. Double-click Add Printer.
  3. When asked how the printer is connected to the computer:
    • For Windows 95 and 98, select Local Printer and then click Next.
    • For Windows 2000, click Next in the New Printer Detection window.
    • For Windows XP, clear the Automatically detect Plug and Play printer check box.
    • For Windows NT 4.0, select My Computer and then click Next.
  4. In Windows NT 4.0 only, select the LPT1 port and then click Next.
  5. Click the Have Disk button. (It is not necessary to choose a printer yet.)
  6. Choose the Browse button and select the CD-ROM drive that contains the HP Business Inkjet 3000 Starter CD.
  7. Go to the DRIVERS folder and select the folder for the desired printer language. The options are PCL5, PCL6, or PS.
  8. Select the folder that contains the driver files for the operating system.
    • For Windows 95 and 98, select the \WIN9X_ME folder.
    • For Windows NT 4.0, \WINNT
    • For Windows 2000 or XP, choose the \WIN2K_XP folder
  9. Double-click one of the following folders according to the language needed:
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
  10. Select the filename HP3000P6.INF (OR HP3000P5.INF OR HP3000PS.INF) and select OK twice. In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, select Open, then OK, and then Next.
  11. Highlight the HP Business Inkjet 3000 Printer and select Next.
  12. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Starter CD screens
Figure : The CD Browser
Figure : Welcome screen
Figure : License agreement
Figure : Connection type
Figure : Model
Figure : Installation screen
Figure : Finish screen

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