Model: HP Deskjet 842c printer, Version: 4.3
Operating System: Windows 2000 (Note: might work with other versions of this os.)
Caution: The printer's cable (USB or Parallel) must be unplugged before proceeding!
Please note: This driver has no "Program Group" functionality.
Create a new folder on the hard drive: c:\dj840 before downloading the printer driver.
Download the driver to the newly created c:\dj840 folder.
Open the c:\dj840 folder and double-click the downloaded "exe" file.
Under c:\dj840\2kxpinf folder a 3 letter language folder will be displayed. For example, the English driver will display a folder named "enu". This folder was created by double-clicking on the downloaded "exe" file.
For Parallel cable users only, connect the parallel cable from the PC to the printer. To continue, go to step 8 below.
For USB users, Plug the USB cable into the printer and PC.
A Hardware Wizard screen appears, click "Cancel".
From Windows, click "Start", "Settings", "Printers".
Next, double-click "Add Printer".
When the Add Printer Wizard screen appears, click "Next".
Choose "Local Printer", uncheck "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer", and click "Next".
For USB users select "USB" and click "Next". For Parallel cable users select "LPT1" and click "Next".
To continue, click the "Have Disk" button.
Next, click "Browse" and go to the folder "c:\dj840\2kxpinf\enu\drivers\Win2k_xp". An "hpf840k.inf" file will be displayed. Select the file name and click "Open".
Click "OK" to continue. "hp deskjet 840c series" will now be found in the Printers column. Now, click the "Next" button.
If another printer driver is installed on the PC, select "Yes" or "No" to use this printer as the default printer and click "Next".
Choose "Do not share this printer" and click "Next".
Select "Yes" or "No" to print a test page and click "Next".
To complete the installation process, click "Finish". The hp deskjet 840c series printer driver will be added to the "Printers" window.
Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 2000