Here is a guide on how to install HP 3600n Windows 10 drivers for your networked HP printer.
Sometimes we don’t want to throw out that good old printer regardless of its age because it was and still is a workhorse. The HP LaserJet 3600n is one of those printers that won’t easily die, and parts are easy to find. However, no matter how great a printer is, driver support can come to a standstill with time.
I want to share my recent experience with installing HP 3600n driver in windows 10 with my fellow technology folks. I spend quite a bit of time getting this figured out, so hopefully, this article saves someone else their time.
Although there are x64 drivers listed on HP’s website for the HP Color LaserJet 3600n printer, Windows 10 is finicky about installing them. The printer driver installation either takes extraordinarily long and get nowhere or Windows 10 crashes during the process.
If you are deploying the drivers through a Windows Server 2008 Print Server, however, they do have the drivers available for this printer. The printer deployments coming from the print server seem to install smoothly.
Upon searching this topic on Google, there are a lot of frustrations from people on the following support sites regarding this driver issue. You can follow the threads here Microsoft Support & here HP Support if you are interested. Both forums don’t provide a concrete solution to this problem.
Install HP 3600n Windows 10 Drivers
I used the following 3600n driver package for the installation. A few are floating on the web, but only the 3600n driver package seems to work for me on Windows 10.
I have used this driver successfully with a networked HP LaserJet 3600n only (using TCP/IP printer installation). If you find this driver to work with a (USB) connected 3600n on Windows 10, please leave a comment below so it can help others in that situation.
Download HP Color LaserJet 3600n Windows 10 Drivers (Direct Link)
Device drivers come with digital fingerprints to verify their authenticity. However, some drivers do not support this verification by Microsoft Windows driver signature enforcement, which leads to problems installing hardware drivers and ultimately rendering the hardware useless.
I did not have to disable driver signature enforcement on Windows 10 to install the Hp 3600n driver package above. If you are still having issues installing the 3600n driver, please continue reading.
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement On Windows 10
If you are still having issues installing the driver, please try to disable driver signature enforcement on Windows 10. You can easily do this by pressing Shift Key and clicking the Restart option.
Upon rebooting the computer, you will see a blue screen full of different boot options.
- Choose the Troubleshooting option, then go to > Advanced Options > Choose Startup Settings and hit restart.
- When your PC boots back up, you will find a list of choices Hit the F7 key on the keyboard and choose Disable driver signature enforcement – Your PC will now reboot with driver signature enforcement disabled.
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement On Windows 10 (Permanently)
If the above steps did not solve your 3600n driver installation issues, try permanently disabling the Windows 10 driver signature enforcement feature. Here are the steps to permanently disable driver signature enforcement.
Go to the Search Bar in Windows 10 and type in CMD, then right-click on the Command Prompt app and select Run as Administrator.
Run the following commands in the Command Prompt window to disable driver integrity checks.
and again the following Command before leaving the session …
Enable Driver Signature Enforcement On Windows 10
If you wish to turn integrity checks back on in the future, start from (please see Step 1 above) and apply the following commands.
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