old printer installation
Posted on 2014-01-20
Howdy! I have a client with a old work horse HP LaserJet 4000. It is connected directly to a Windows XP machine with a parallel cable. I have the printer shared on the network.
Client has another machine with Windows 7 which I'm trying to install the shared printer on. It's asking me to browse to the locating of the driver. HP's website does not give me the option to download the driver. It say's to use the Windows drivers update option, which is not an option when trying to install this booger as a shared printer.
I did install this printer as a usb printer hoping it would then be able to find the driver when I install it over the network but it's not finding it. I don't know what driver file it is or where it's located.
HP's website only gives instruction's on how to install this printer as a usb printer or as a network printer but ONLY when it's using an ip address, not when it' shared through another pc.
What's the trick here?