Model: HP Deskjet 845c printer, Version: 4.3
Operating System: Windows XP (Note: might work with other versions of this os.)
Create a new folder on the hard drive: c:\dj845 before downloading the printer driver.
Download the driver to the newly created c:\dj845 folder.
Open the c:\dj845 folder and double-click the downloaded "exe" file.
Under c:\dj845 folder a folder such as, "2kxpinf" will be displayed. This folder was created by double-clicking on the downloaded "exe" file.
Power on your printer, and connect your printer to the computer with a USB cable. Note: You may see dialog boxes next to your task bar indicating "Found New Hardware" . This dialog is indicating that the "Basic" print driver included in the Windows XP operating system is being installed. Ignore these dialog boxes and continue.
Click "Start" , then "Printers and Faxes" Note: You may see the "hp deskjet 845c" in this window. This is the "Basic" print driver included in the Windows XP operating system. Continuing on with these instructions will install the "Enhanced" HP Print Driver.
Click "Add a Printer" under printer tasks
Click "Next". Ignore the message about "Plug and Play"
Uncheck the box next to "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer".
Next to "Use the following port:" Select the USB Port in the dropdown menu. This is usually "USB001"
Click "Have Disk"
Click "Browse" and go to the folder, "c:\dj845\2kxpinf\enu\drivers\win2k_xp". A file named "Hpf845k.inf" will be displayed. Select the file name and Click "Open".
Click "OK" to continue.
If you would like to use this printer as your default printer, verify "Yes" is selected and Click "Next".
Select "Yes" or "No" to print a test page and Click "Next". Note: If you choose to print a test page, it will print after the printer has finished installing.
Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows XP