I’ve installed an HPLJ 4m Plus on a W7 Home PC using a “USB 2.0 to Parallel Printer Cable”.
I’m used to the adaptors that you plug the existing cable into and then it converts it to USB- this one plugs right into the back of the printer and then goes right into the USB port. When I plug it in a “USB 2.0 printing support” device shows up in Devices and Printers but has no hardware info and no properties or anything I can adjust.
I then tried installing several drivers for the printer (including the universal print driver) on LPT1, LPT2, LPT3 and the “USB virtual port” listed in the ports section of the printer properties. All combinations error out except when use the USB port. Then the job appears to go through the queue but the printer does not respond.
I did also try disabling Bi-Directional support but still no luck.