How To Install Old Printer on New Computer

Dear Computer Lady,

I am at a loss as to how to add an older HP printer, model 3210, that had been installed into my Gateway XP-using computer onto my Toshiba vista home premium computer.

The cd had came with it will not help and I can find no instructions anywhere how to get this done.

It is a very fine printer, much sharper than the HP F4200 that was in use.

Is there a way to be able to use this printer with my newer Toshiba computer?

Thanks for any help. Cynthia

Dear Cynthia,

I went to HP’s website and searched for your printer model. I found that HP does have drivers available on their website for computers running Vista.

All you have to do, is go to HP’s website, search for your printer model (in your case it is 3210) and click on the “Search” button.

In the search results, click on the “Software & Driver Downloads” link.

Select your operating system, you will need to know if your Vista computer is 64bit or not. If you don’t know how to check, take a look at this article:
for directions.

Click the “Next” button and select what you want to download. I usually recommend you download the driver/product installation software.

Once you have downloaded the software, double click on it to run, and follow the prompts to set up your printer.



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