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Hp Laserjet 5 LPT1 Windows 7 64 bit unable to print

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Setup a new computer with Windows 7 64-bit connected to LPT1. We are unable to print to the user's HP LaserJet 5 using  HP universal 64-bit priver or Xerox's Global driver.

Where can I find a workable driver for this printer. I have tried all the different BIOS LPT port protocol. What am I missing?

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Peter
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The driver for this should be built into 7.  You can try the HP 4 si driver as well but the 5 should be built in.
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The HP 4 si driver as well but the 5 are not built-in to Windows 7 64-bit.

The printer is the HP LaserJet 5 monochrome not the color printer. I tried the color printer driver with no luck.

Peter
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by:Randy Downs
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I don't see the driver on the HP site. You might want to consider a new printer for that PC or share it out on a PC nearby. Yiu could also add a NIC to the printer and install it on the network. Just add a network switch if you need a connection.
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by:hdhondt
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If you can't see the driver in Win7, click the Windows Update button below the printer list. That will load additional drivers.

However, you say you are "unable to print". What does that mean? Does the printer print garbage, nothing at all, or do you get some error message?
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None of the above helped. FYI - Unable to print meant no response from printer that something was sent to it and Windows printer errors that it is unable to connect to printer. No 64 drivers were found for the LaserJet 5 or built into Windows 7 64 bit .

The goal was to continue to use the work horse printer and not buy a newer printer. A new Brother LaserJet printer was purchased and is working fine. HP lost another customer.

I am closing this issue.

Peter
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