Can't find Windows 7 Driver for HP Laserjet 1012

I'm trying to locate a Windows 7 (32 bit) driver for an HP Laserjet 1012.  Looks like HP doesn't provide this driver:  

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=3463669&prodTypeId=18972&objectID=c01856597

(Category 6 - Selected product is not supported in Windows 7. Your LaserJet model is not supported in Windows 7.)

Is there another HP driver out there with which I can "fake it."
jdanaAsked:
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DVation191Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Found this on the HP forums
"1. Install the printer with the following drivers (please note that this works on the 32-bit version of Windows 7)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=377934&prodNameId=306510&swEnvOID=2093&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=lj-67503-1

2. The printer might not work at first, but it is ok, as long as Windows grabs the drivers into its database.

3. Go to START > Devices and Printers... Remove ALL your printers...

4. Restart your computer

5. After logging in, Windows will automatically detect and reinstall your printers, including the HP1012 using a driver called HP1012HB

HB stands for Host Based.

WORKED FOR ME.


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The only downside is that since it has to process the print job now it takes a lot longer to start printing but at least it's printing now."

Another suggestion from the same post...
"When installing the printer:

1) Select the driver manually.
2) Click "Windows Update" to force Windows to refresh the driver list.
3) Select HP Lasterjet 1015."

See all the posts here:
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1262717339424+28353475&threadId=1381135

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NikConnect With a Mentor Systems SpecialistCommented:
You can surely try the Vista driver if available. It could work!
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HaewoodCommented:
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hdhondtConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The problem is that the 1012 is a GDI printer (relying on Windows' graphics endine to convert the page into dots on the page). GDI printers are cheap, but they usually have a unique driver for each model and each version of the OS. Hence, no driver for another model will work although, as nimatejic & Haewood said, the Vista or XP drivers are worth a try.
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NikConnect With a Mentor Systems SpecialistCommented:
Try this driver as HP also states that in most situations if Windows 7 driver isn't available, Vista driver should work.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=306510&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=377934&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2093
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try installing the vista or even XP driver in compatibility mode : http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/316-compatibility-mode.html
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jdanaAuthor Commented:
Terrific feedback.  Thanks.
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jdanaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the terrific feedback.   hdhondt, the GDI info is especially appreciated.  nobus, Thanks for the compatibility mode idea.
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