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HP Laserjet 1000 not compatible with Win 7 64-bit?

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December 10, 2009 10:41:56 AM

So here is the problem, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, which has drivers for everything I need BUT the printer, which is a HP Laserjet 1000.

When I connect it to the computer, it says it can not find the drivers and that I must go onto HP's website to search for those drivers. The problem is, HP website, and I have searched, does not have drivers for my printer, and from what they say, do not plan on making drivers for my printer for Win 7?

I have searched high and low for a solution to get my printer to work, even tried installing the virtual Windows XP onto my computer, but no results. My printer still works great, and I refuse to give into what I believe is HP trying to make me purchase another printer. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.

-Joseph Tran
December 10, 2009 5:21:27 PM

did you try this version of the drivers? > ... http://www.bioticaindia.com/hp-laserjet-1000-series.htm...

A solution I found to print to the HP laserjet 1000 from a Windows 7 machine over a network.

The problem is that the driver on the XP machine is not the same name as the driver installed on the Windows 7 machine. If you choose the option to install a networked printer you are not permitted to manually choose the driver.

The work-around is to create a local printer on the Windows 7 machine using a Local Port. When prompted, type in the name and path of the printer on the XP machine - \\ComputerName\PrinterName. Then, when prompted for a driver, choose the one that worked when the 1012 was connected directly to the Windows 7 machine's USB port (in my case it's the MS version of the LaserJet 3055 PCL5.)

http://Quikshiptoner.com
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December 24, 2009 11:00:26 PM

KellyB:

I tried that link you posted but was unable to download the file. I tried to make two accounts but never received the activation email from them. I also tried to just download through the "send the file" system, but I never received that link either. Any suggestions?

saint19:

That is the correct website, but if click further, then you will see that there is no driver posted on there.
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December 25, 2009 2:21:55 AM

jtran9 said:
KellyB:

I tried that link you posted but was unable to download the file. I tried to make two accounts but never received the activation email from them. I also tried to just download through the "send the file" system, but I never received that link either. Any suggestions?

saint19:

That is the correct website, but if click further, then you will see that there is no driver posted on there.


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Is 'cause you printer is a little old. Maybe you can't install on Win 7 x64, the other posibility could be that you use the Vista x64 driver, but, this neither exist.
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August 5, 2010 10:08:53 PM

Hello everyone trying to get the Laserjet 1000 working on Windows 7 64 bit.

Normally I would just carry on with my work once I have found a fix but have changed my mind as I am hoping karma will shine a light down on me for sharing a fix.

Install virtual pc available from microsoft xp mode. Basically the way it works is the virtual pc gets installed on your win 7 64bit computer as a program. Once you open virtual pc xp mode - install drivers like you normally would. And there you have a working Laserjet 1000. It definately worked for me. Shaun d ' ' b
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August 6, 2010 1:56:09 PM

Don't response to dead threads.
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