It should but you didn't say what OS you are running, XP/VISTA. The HP you are attempting to hook up is fairly old, XP generally doesn't have an issue with printers (plug and play) With Vista there is going to be an issue, software drivers. You also didn't say whether you have the load disk for the printer, would be nice to know but definitely give it a try, can't hurt anything.
I have a Dell computer Inspiron 530. The printer is a Photo 926. The printer is defective in that the black ink cartridge will not snap in and seat properly. When I try to print, I get the message: "Left ink cartridge not supported." I have tried repeatedly to press it down and get it to firmly snap in, to no avail. Frustrating! As a last resort, I banged the cartridge with a hammer.
I have the printer from my last computer. It is a Hewlett Packard Deskjet 882C. Would it be compatible with the Dell computer (Inspiron 530) which I have now? Could I hook up (plug in) the old HP printer to the Dell computer which I now have?
I'm not going to buy another Dell cartridge or another Dell printer. It's just not worth the trial and error. I'll either do without a printer or buy a new HP computer and printer.
So whadda ya think? Can I hook up my old HP printer to the Dell computer? Will appreciate responses. If you guys say my HP printer is not compatible with my Dell computer, I will promptly take the Dell printer outdoors to my concrete slab patio; throw it as high into the air as I can ... and watch it smash-land! GRRRRRRR!