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hp laserjet 1300 drivers for win 7 profesional 64 bits

Hi Experts,
I spend all afternoon downloading and trying all kinds of drivers but none seem to work.
I have a printer HP Laserjet 1300 on the network (its attached to a xp 32 bit station). The printer is shared.
I need to install install this printer on a win 7 profesional 64 bit that is on the network.
Please your advice,
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pgm554

8/22/2022 - Mon
motnahp00

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In case you are wondering which of the drivers shown you should install:

HP printers and Windows 7, particularly if the printer is shared, seem to work best with the Universal Print Driver, as liked above.
pgm554

You're better off buying a cheap print server and using IP printing.

HP has long since fallen out of my graces as a go to product.

Their drivers suck,especially for 64 bit.
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RGuillermo

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No results so far with the HP Universal Driver.
Do you think the printer server using IP printing has any chance is it easy to install?
In case of not using a printer server, what kind of printer should I buy then?
thank you
motnahp00

I personally make it a new requirement to buy network capable printers for home. Very easy for Windows 7 to auto detect.
RGuillermo

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I conected the printer HP Lasetjet 1300 directly to the win 7 64 bit pc and it installed inmediately and worked perfectly.

then I took the printer back to its old 32 bit XP professional pc, here its shared.

And tried to install it again over the network from the first win 7 pc....
It says it cannot find the driver on the network....

All ideas are very welcome,
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RGuillermo

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For the time being its not an option to change printer in the near future at the office.
That is why its so important to make this printer work for a few more weeks.
RGuillermo

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Do you think the printer server with IP will solve the problem?
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