I need the HP universal printer driver install program for PCL5. I'm hoping someone has it lying around.

I need a copy of HP's universal printer driver for PCL5.  I'm installing it on a win 10 box. they've removed it from their web site.  I know there is one, because My other win 10 box has it installed and it works beautifully.  I failed however to save the install files when I did it.

Before you ask, this printer is almost 20 years old, and just refuses to die.
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geekdad1Asked:
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Andrew LeniartConnect With a Mentor Senior EditorCommented:
Which folder are you trying to copy the files to?  It's pointing the hardware to the correct drivers via device manager - where you place the copied driver files doesn't matter. Use any temporary location. Then right-click your device in Device Manager and select "Properties"  Click "Update Driver" and then "Browse my computer for driver software" (Locate and install driver software manually.)  

On next window, use "Browse..." to point to your temporary folder location and click Next .. windows should install the driver and place a copy in the FileRepository folder.  I've done this before and it worked a treat.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
You don't see it in either of these locations?

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/UPD/4157320/model/4157320

https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04324001

Before you ask, this printer is almost 20 years old, and just refuses to die.

That's not particularly useful information.

It might have been helpful for you to have included the model number of the printer you're trying to salvage. HP has released thousands over the years.
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geekdad1Author Commented:
It's an HP laserjet 5P.  And I've been all over HP's site.  I've even been into the ftp.hp site and it wasn't there either.  I've contacted chat support and no luck there.  So Obe one Kenobe you're my last hope.
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geekdad1Author Commented:
No luck.  I need the universal driver.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Failing the above, this may also be of help to you.

https://www.mysysadmintips.com/windows/clients/589-copy-drivers-from-one-computer-to-another - The instructions are for Windows 7, but the same is still true for Windows 10.

https://www.drivethelife.com/windows-drivers/copy-transfer-move-drivers-from-one-computer-to-another.html

The linked pages show how to copy a driver from one machine to another.

So Obe one Kenobe you're my last hope.

Hehe.. I like a question asker that has a sense of humour :)
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hdhondtCommented:
I need the universal driver
The benefit of a universal driver is that it will work with many different printer models. The Xerox Global Print driver will even work with non-Xerox printers.

Hence my question: have you tried the HP Universal driver? If yes, what happened when you tried it? I not, why not give it a try.

It is possible that the LJ 5P, being so old, does not give the correct responses when queried by the driver. I know HP do not list it in their compatibility list.

This is the only PCL5 Universal Driver that HP have so, if it doesn't work you will have to install a normal driver - or see if the Xerox driver has more success.
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geekdad1Author Commented:
I tried the Xerox driver,  The printer actually prints but alas it's all gibberish.  The good news is the printer is connected to the computer properly.  One less possible source of problems.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Did you try copying the driver from your working installation?  This should work.
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geekdad1Author Commented:
windows won't let me copy it to that folder even running as administrator.  any suggestions.
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geekdad1Author Commented:
that worked.  My wife is now happy, so that means I'm happy.  all is good in the world again.  thanks for your help.  May the force be with you!
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Glad you got it resolved geekdad1. I was happy to help.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
P.S.. thanks for the laughs Padawan :)
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