HP 5Si and Windows 7 x64 woes
Posted on 2012-09-11
We've been trying to make an old HP LaserJet 5Si work until it completely turns to dust, and I finally ran into a situation with it that may have no resolution, but I wanted to ask about it here before completely giving up.
Environment: Server 2003, Windows 7 x86 and x64, Windows XP
We have the 5Si installed on our 2k3 print server and it still manages to work for almost everyone, but a new laptop that just got thrown in the mix has potentially brought the reign of this old beast to its end. It's a 64-bit Windows 7 Pro laptop and no matter what we do we can't get it to print to the 5Si. To my understanding there just aren't 64-bit drivers for it. I've tried setting it up several ways, as a local printer and as a network printer, specifying the drivers for it, starting the install with Windows Update and then finishing it manually, sharing it from another computer, and trying to force it to use the x86 drivers.
Is there anything else to try that I've missed? Are there third party drivers jury-rigged to make it work in this situation? Something totally wacky and different?
Thanks for any help you can provide!