Since long time I have been trying to install HP Deskjet 3325 Printer on Win 7/8/10, but with all those help available on internet, I was unsuccessful. And I was not able to switch over to Win 7. I was dishearted, and this time also I was going to change my operating system again. But, don’t know why I though of giving it one more chance for installing driver for HP Deskjet 3325 Printer on Win 7.
It was quite late at night and I was quite tired and dishearted, so I thought for the last time why not play with the options which Windows has. After lots of R & D, I selected HP Deskjet D1500 series, and it worked. Though the printer head was dashing on the printer at the end of the printing. I thought of selecting other driver, and selected HP Deskjet D1400 Series driver. And it worked well. And it was a great achievement after long hard work.
(I also tried with HP Deskjet D1300 Series driver, it also works)
So, people who are still using this printer, and who are dishearted that they are not able to switch over to Win 7, here is a chance to go for it.
Below mentioned is the procedure to install HP Deskjet 3325 Printer on Win 7/8/10.
Step 1. Prior to running the installation file, select the application (setup) file > right click and select properties > it will show you the property window > select compatibility tab > on compatibility mode, check on “Run this program in compatibility mode for, and then select windows xp service pack 3 from the drop down > click OK and come out of the window. Now Plug in your printer to the PC and install the original driver software for HP Deskjet 3325 printer. At this moment the printer will not respond.
Step 2. After installing the software successfully, go to Program Files > Hp Deskjet 3320 Series folder and search out the application file named “hpfiui”. Again right click and select properties > it will show you the property window > select compatibility tab > on compatibility mode, check on “Run this program in compatibility mode for, and then select windows sp service pack 3 from the drop down > click OK and come out of the window.
Step 3. Keep plugging in the printer to the computer, now go to Start Button > Devices and Printers > Right click on HP Deskjet 3325 Printer icon and select Printer properties > select tab advanced > select new driver > it will take you to add printer driver wizard > click on next > the system will show you all the printer drivers available > select HP from there > search for HP Deskjet D1400 series printer and select that > click on next > and finish > this will show you HP Deskjet D1400 Series printer on the tab > click on OK and finish the installation.
Step 4. Restart the computer if required, change the printing prefences as you require and there you go. The printer is ready to print.
I have not tried of installing the software directly through add printer option and then selecting the compatible software, if you are interested you may try the same.
Hope this article will help you to install your age old printer on win 7. In case of any issues please feel free to contact us.
Author : Debashish Ray, Jalpaiguri, India