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Tysonhorlacher@gmail.com
07-11-2011, 04:54 PM
I have an old printer (Hp Deskjet 3845) that I am trying to connect through a LAN network to a net computer running xp.

when I try to install the driver that I downloaded from hp it doesn't complete because it doesn't seem to find it in the network.

If I go through the network and set it up in the control panel with "add a printer", it states that it cannot find file hpf2yo10.dat and it asks a location to find it.

I have searched a couple of forums

---------h t t p :// w w w.techsupportforum.com/forums/f109/hpf2yo10-dat-434929.html

--------(You will have to remove spaces in the http and www line in order to paste it in as a url)

such as this one, but the page it refers to on the HP website is no longer active

--------h t t p ://h10025. w w w1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...os=228&lang=en

I would prefer to download the driver directly from HP and not a site that I might accidentally download a "Driver updater" or something like that.

Any help would be appreciated.

jbartlett323
07-11-2011, 06:58 PM
That old of a machine, odds are really good its not broadcasting for you to find it! ;)

The way to do this, is to add the printer with "add new Printer Wizard"
add a "Local Printer"
Create a new port, type = TCP/IP
input printers static IP (it better be static, else your asking for issues!)
load driver you downloaded from HP with "Have Disk" button
Enjoy the new printer.

If this method does not work, ensure you can ping the printer and everything is set up correctly.

MrUnknown
07-11-2011, 07:02 PM
quick Google search: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=372330

install it locally via USB and then change the location of the printer from USB to it's IP address in the advanced printer properties.

edit: post above gave better instructions on how to change its location from USB to an IP address