HP PhotoSmart 100, 1000, 1100, 1200, and 1300 series printers (Windows 98/ME)

Date: November 12, 2004
File Size: 10.8 MB
OS Support: Windows 98/ME
Downloads: 21,987

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UPDATES (3.5):
This driver incorporates fixes for the C++ runtime error associated with Windows ME, enables installation of the printer driver when an Iomega zip drive is installed, and resolves the issue of white lines or bands in the photos when printing with software other than the HP Photo Imaging software which shipped with your printer.

This driver will provide full functionality for the photosmart 100, 1000, 1100, 1200 and 1300 series printers in Windows 98 and Me.

If you are UPGRADING from a previous version 3.3 driver, please follow the steps below in Section 1. If you do not currently have a version of the 3.3 driver, skip to Section 2:

Section 1 (Upgrade)

A) Make sure that your printer is connected to the pc.
B) Download the latest driver to your computer Make sure to remember where you saved it.
C) Go to the file and select it. It will unzip to the C:\temp\photosmart folder and automatically execute the installer program.
D) When the blue install screen appears, select "Install". If you do not see this screen, go to C:\temp\photosmart (or wherever you chose to unzip it in step B) and double-click "setup.exe".
E) The driver will search for your old photosmart driver, uninstall it, and prompt you to restart your computer.
F) Once the system restarts, the "Found New hardware" wizard will appear. Make sure that you choose to "specify a location for the driver" in the wizard and select the C:\temp\photosmart folder (or wherever you chose to unzip it in step B).
G) Follow the remaining on-screen instructions to successfully install your hP Photosmart printer.
h) Upon completion, it may be necessary to set your printer as the default printer. To check this, go to:

Start\Settings\ printers. If your printer does not have a check by it, right click on the hp photosmart icon and select "set as default printer".

Section 2 (First time hp photosmart driver install)

This download is in 3 parts. The first is the actual driver, while the second and third are the onscreen user's guide. Note: The user's guide is one document, but broken into two pieces for optimal download time. You must have both files to view the user's guide.

  1. Driver software
  2. User guide 1
  3. User guide 2

Installation Instructions:

If you would like to download the driver only, then Step 1 is sufficient. however, in order for the onscreen user's guide to function, you must complete both steps (recommended).


  1. Download file ps305xx1.exe to your hard drive.
  2. Go to the file and double-click it.
  3. Choose "unzip."
  4. With the printer disconnected from the system, select "Install hp photosmart printer series software" and follow the onscreen instructions.
  1. In order for your onscreen user's guide to work, you must download ps305xx2.exe and ps305xx3.exe.
  2. Go to the selected folder and double-click the first file, then select "unzip". Do the same for the second file. (Note: They must be unzipped in order).
  3. The user's guide can now be accessed on the setup menu or through the toolbox (right click on the printer icon at the bottom of the screen and select "Open Toolbox" then "Open the User's Guide").

This driver will provide full functionality for the photosmart 100, 1000, 1100, 1200 and 1300 series printers in Windows 98 and Me. NOTE: If you are upgrading from a previous version 3.3 driver, please make sure that your printer is connected to the pc. This download is in 3 parts.

Step 2: Does your system fulfill the following requirements?

  • Operating system(s):    
Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME
  • Download file size: 22.37 MB
Step 3: Obtain your software:

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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