Solved

Install HP LaserJet 1000 to Windows 7 64-Bit

Posted on 2010-09-24
8
5,380 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Have a newly reformatted PC with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.  All works fine except of course the HP Laserjet, which I assumed would be a no-brainer at all.  Figures HP doesn't have the necessary drivers.  I tried their Universal Printer driver which I've used before with other machines and Win 7 but having a heck of a time with this.  I even tried faking it out by trying to add a printer using a different driver.  That doesn't work.  It just doesn't "SEE" it correctly.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:TallTech
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:add2700
add2700 earned 200 total points
Comment Utility
Click Start>Control Panel>Devices and Printers. Is the printer listed in there? If it is, it probably has an exclamation next to it. Right click the printer and choose Troubleshoot. This should then give you the option to install drivers for it. WIndows 7 comes with a lot of drivers and I'd be suprised if that doesn't fix it. If it says it can't fix it, click more info and paste the message here.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:sirocco87
sirocco87 earned 200 total points
Comment Utility
Go to: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=%22windows%207%20laserjet%201100

Select the correct driver and download. Use 7zip to extract the .cab file. Manually add the printer and use the "have disk" option
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown earned 100 total points
Comment Utility
are you using the network version  or the usb version.   The network version of the printer does work with the genaric HP universal print driver.  I assume the usb does as well but with out the exact error message i'm not sure how i can help get it to function for you.   we uses several of these printers with the universal driver  on the network.
0
 

Author Comment

by:TallTech
Comment Utility
I cannot find the HP Universal Printer Installer package I had used before which worked pretty well.  What I'm seeing here and downloading is only drivers.  None of which are working yet.  Anyone have a link to the actual "Setup" installer for HP Universal.  It's a local, USB connection.  Is that LPT or USB Virtual?
0
Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:sirocco87
sirocco87 earned 200 total points
Comment Utility
If you go into device manager you should be able to see the Device and manually update the driver using the file you downloaded from the Microsoft website.
0
 

Author Comment

by:TallTech
Comment Utility
Thanks all for input.  However, nothing appears to be working as normal.  I believe there is something wrong with this printer.  Windows will not finish sensing it and installing it completely.  I do not have those options to update driver etc.  I am a seasoned Tech and this whole thing has been very unusual.  The rig sees "a device" but does not identify it as any certain item.  I had to manually add printer and try using a different HP driver just to get an icon.  However, it is not added to Device Manager in any fashion and the choices when you right click added icon in Printers & Devices choices a limited.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
add2700 earned 200 total points
Comment Utility
Printers are cheap. After all of this trouble, just but a new printer. I recommend Lexmark per reviews on consumerreports.com
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:TallTech
Comment Utility
Nothing worked.  Advising client to get newer printer.
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Hi Friends, These registry tweaks will help you optimizing your Windows 7 system for any VDI. This will improve the machine performanance and can be used on normal systems also. These are few registry tweaks which will add value by enhancing the …
Printers have changed substantially in the last 30 or so years, not just in technical capabilities but in cost and usage as well.  Printers were originally used for interfacing with the operator, not necessarily for printing copy or pictures. In …
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now