Windows 7 drivers for HP Laserjet 1005

Any idea which drivers I could use for this veneral old Laserjet with Windows 7?
HP seem to have stopped providing drivers since XP.

Note this is a 1005 AND NOT a p1005.

Very many thanks, EH
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I am afraid, if the Windows Update does not find a suitable driver, you may be out of luck.  :-(
Kindly post W7 architecture: x86 or x64?
Note: If you are in the USA, you may take advantage of the HP trade-in program.
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If there isn't already a built in driver in windows 7 for that particular printer, just use one of the others that use PCL emulation. A standard "HP LaserJet" driver should do fine.
The printer uses the Host Based Printing technology. It wasn't a success at all. No one uses this technology anymore. I'm afraid that even a generic driver will not work. 7 itself (AFAIK) does not support Host Based Printing.
MAS (MVE)EE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
I tried windows vista driver for my HP1050 and finally it got worked in windows7.

You could try the same thing
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Try creating a virtual port and using the outdated drivers - see jd232's comment here

In case the link dies here's the text in full:

How to make a HP LaserJet 1005 series work in windows 7 32bit


1. download the printer driver HP LaserJet 1005 Host Based Driver v 5.51.2103.0 released 6 Oct 2003


Right now it can be found here:


It is named  lj1005hostbased-en.exe - md5sum 428274e8060e830aeaf1acf06f10a398


2. Extract the printer driver to a folder. (It is a winzip self-extract executable)


3. Go to the printers page and "Add a new printer". It will ask you to select a port, but not an USB because USB devices are automatically detected. Scroll down and select "Virtual USB port" (not sure about the naming but you'll find it)


4. In the installation of this virtual-usb connected printer you can say "I have the driver". Click on the button, point the printer dialog to the driver folder and select the .INF file in the directory (there are two, I used the first one). You will successfully install a second printer named "HP Laserjet 1005 series"


5. Now right click the real printer, which has the same name but has the warning triangle because it needs "troubleshooting" - it has no associated driver. Select Troubleshoot. It will look for drivers. Skip looking online it is just a waste of time. NOW IT WILL FIND THE DRIVER YOU INSTALLED FOR THE VIRTUAL PRINTER. CLick OK.


6. The danger triangle disappears, the virtual-usb printer with the same name disappears and you are lef with a printer named HP Laserjet 1005 series which... works!


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edhastedAuthor Commented:
Will try that on Monday, so many thanks for everyone's help.
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