06-27-2014 07:24 AM - edited 06-30-2014 05:16 PM
Actually this is not a question, it is a solution.
Download the Laserjet 3500 driver for Vista
Run the file, let it unzip to your hard drive
Go to Start\Devices and Printers\Add Printer\Add a Local Printer
Create a New Port\Standard TCPIP Port
Choose a bogus ip, something that does not ping. Uncheck the "Query the Printer"
The computer will try to detect the IP port that does not exist.
At the "Additional Port Information Required" screen, choose next.
The next page will install the printer driver, choose "Have Disk" and browse to the folder that the Vista driver was unziped
Mine was c:\HP CLJ3500, choose the inf file that appears and the computer will install the driver.
Next,, Plug in your USB cord and Viola! The computer will load the printer and driver and create the USB port.
The computer might ask you to use the existing driver, if so, say yes,, of course.