Model: HP Deskjet 3816 Color Inkjet Printer
Operating System: Windows 95 (Note: might work with other versions of this os.)
This driver is designed for use on computers that will be directly connected to the printer from the computer through a Parallel Cable.
Caution: The printer's cable must be unplugged before proceeding!
Please note: This driver has no "Program Group" functionality.
Create a new folder on the hard drive: c:\dj3816 before downloading the printer driver.
Download the driver to the newly created c:\dj3816 folder.
Open the c:\dj3816 folder and double-click the downloaded "exe" file.
Under c:\dj3816\9xinf 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.
Connect the parallel cable from the PC to the printer.
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".
Select "LPT1" and click "Next".
To continue, click the "Have Disk" button.
Next, click "Browse" and go to the folder "c:\dj3816\9xinf\enu\drivers\Win9x_ME". An "hpf3816k.inf" file will be displayed. Select the file name and click "Open".
Click "OK" to continue. "hp deskjet 3816 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 3816 series printer driver will be added to the "Printers" window.