readme.txt Driver File Contents (stplw2kxpen.exe)

HP DesignJet 5500 PS3 Printer Driver for Windows 
2000/XP English

Version number: 4.29

The HP DesignJet 5500 PS3 Printer Driver enables you to 
print documents from any Windows 2000/XP application to a 
PostScript printer.  

System Requirements

--	Microsoft Windows 2000 (English versions only)
--	Microsoft Windows   XP (English versions only)


You should have Windows running and displaying the desktop;
we recommend rebooting your computer before installing a driver.

Standard Installation

Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and follow the
instructions that appear on your screen.

If no instructions appear on your screen, run the setup.exe
program on the CD-ROM.

Manual Installation

If you cannot or prefer not to use the standard installation
process, you can install the driver from the CD-ROM by following
these steps:

1. If the output you send to the printer will go directly to the
printer by network without being stored on another computer, you
must create a network port before installing the driver (consult
your network documentation or network administrator).

2. Under Windows 2000, click Start, Settings,
Printers to open the Printers dialog box; then double-click the
Add Printer icon to open the Add Printer Wizard dialog box. (We
recommend that you do not use the New Driver button in the Printer
Properties dialog box to install or upgrade this driver.)

Under Windows XP, click Start, Control Panel, Printers and other
hardware, Printer and faxes; then click Add Printer in the frame
labelled "Printer tasks".

3. Follow the steps displayed on your screen, answering the
questions as appropriate. Below is some basic advice for some of
the questions that you may be requested to answer, depending on
your system configuration.

You may be asked whether your printer is connected directly to your
computer, or connected indirectly through another computer.


* "My computer" or "Local printer" if the output you send to the
printer will go directly to the printer by cable or network
without being stored on another computer.

* "Network printer" if you will send output to the printer via
another computer. In this case, all settings for the printer are
managed by a printer server that has been set up by an

You may be asked the manufacturer and model of your printer.

Click Have Disk...

In the Install From Disk dialog box, enter the location of the
driver on the CD-ROM (the same folder as this ReadMe file) and
click OK. Select your HP Designjet printer from the list and click

If you want to install several drivers you will need to repeat
this procedure.

You may be asked whether you want to keep the existing driver or
use the new one.

Select "Replace existing driver".

You may be asked whether you want to print a test page.

We recommend that you select "Yes". By printing a test page you
will test the communications link between your system and the

If you are sharing the driver with Windows 95, 98, or Me, you may
be informed that a file from Windows 95, 98, or Me is needed. All
the necessary files are located one folder up from this ReadMe
file, in the "Win95" folder.

Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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