Model: HP Officejet 500 All-in-One, Version 1.0
Operating System: (Note: might work with other versions of this os.)
ECP Mode Must be ON! (Extended Capabilities Port)
If you plan to connect your HP OfficeJet or HP Printer/Scanner/Copier to your PC via the PC's parallel port, your computer's parallel port must be set to ECP mode to operate properly under Windows 2000. ECP mode allows greater I/O (communications) capabilities through your parallel port and is enabled via the computer's BIOS. Restart your PC, and in most cases, you will be prompted to hit F1, F2, or DEL to Enter your computer's BIOS or "Setup" program. (Check your PC's documentation or vendor's web site for more info).
Once you have entered SETUP, locate the configuration section for your PARALLEL PORT and modify it to read ECP. If ECP is not a choice, use a variation of ECP, such as ECP & EPP, or ECP DMA1. Save changes and reboot. Windows 2000 should recognize this and list the Item ECP Printer port in the Device Manager of the Control Panel/System applet under "Ports". If your PC does not support ECP, it will likely fall below the minimum system requirements for Windows 2000. It is also recommended that you install Microsoft Service Pack 1 for Windows 2000. Please visit Microsoft's web site, www.windowsupdate for more information.
For Windows 95/98, this is NOT a new driver. It is the same driver that was delivered in the box with your product. You need only download this driver if you were directed by your local Call Center to do so, or if the software was missing or damaged in the box when you received your product.
Download and install instructions:
Download the Driver: Download the driver by clicking on it. It will download onto your PC's hard drive. You may be prompted for the location you would like to download the driver to (if so, placing it in the C:/OJ500/OJ500 Series directory is recommended). Otherwise, your internet browser will put it at the location that is set as its default.
Expand the Driver: Go to your hard drive and find the file that you downloaded. Double-click on the file and it will automatically uncompress itself into a directory.
Launch the Driver: Locate the OJ500/OJ500 Series directory, open up disk1 by double-clicking on it, then double-click on the file named setup.exe. This will begin the driver installation process. Follow the installer directions to install the driver.
Delete the Unneeded Files: After the driver has been installed you may delete the driver file that you originally downloaded, as well as the directory called OJ500/OJ500 Series. This will free up space on your hard drive. It is also okay to keep the OJ500/OJ500 Series directory, and its contents, if you feel you have sufficient hard drive space available and wish to keep a backup copy of the printer driver.
You Are Ready to Print!