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Trying to Network an OLD printer from xp > 7

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October 12, 2011 6:12:36 AM

Hello,not sure where to properly place this, but, I am having trouble networking an HP LaserJet 4100 series printer from a Windows XP computer to my Windows 7 laptop. I have searched here and Google and the forums on here helped with the initial issue of the password being asked. That has been taken care of. I am able to search for and find the printer properly on the network, however when I select the printer it says that there is no valid driver found. The printer connects to the XP computer VIA parallel port. I ordered a USB to Parallel converter and I successfully connected the printer DIRECTLY to my laptop and it installed itself without the need for a special driver. So it prints successfully from either computer when connected directly but when I have it connected to the desktop and I try to network it, I still get the error that there is no valid driver. Any help would be appreciated. I hope this wasn't too long of a post.

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October 12, 2011 3:05:50 PM

You need to download a valid Windows 7 Driver from the HP website so it can print to both. You also need to share the printer if you plan on printing across the network.
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October 19, 2011 2:20:39 AM

There is no HP driver on their website. The only thing I could download was a driver tool that basically updates the driver you have. It connects to their server to download the driver. I can get the printer to print, but I have no driver FILE to click on when networking it asks for a driver.
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October 25, 2011 11:18:44 PM

bump... still stuck on this issue
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April 23, 2012 7:25:50 PM

Use MS win7 update to load the driver from the MS website. :) 
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