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11-09-2011 10:21 PM
Your solution did not work for me. Still says it can't find the correct driver and asks me to point to location for driver. If I try to point it to the folder called HP universal print driver, it wants a specific file. But there are many files in that folder and several subfolders and it doesn't seem to be happy with being pointed to any of them.
Have home network with mix of W7 and XP machines.
Have LaserJet 1320 printer. Every computer can use this printer as a local printer when printer is connected to them by cable.
Every W7 computer can use printer over network when printer is connected by cable to a W7 computer but none of the XP machines can.
Every XP computer can use printer over network when printer is connected by cable to an XP machine, but none of the W7 computers can in that case.
Goal is to have printer on one of the w7 machines and be able to print to it from all the computers in the house over the home network, regardless of whether they are XP or W7. Almost as good would be to have it connect by cable to one of the XP machines and have all computers of either operating system be able to print to it.
Please someone propose a solution, but please be specific when you say something like "correct driver" specify correct for what and when you say download a driver, download it to which machine, etc.
Thanks in advance.
11-11-2011 10:29 PM
Okay I got partial success. But, with the printer connected to the W7 computer (what I prefer) I cannot get duplex printing from the XP computer. It just crashes the print job to even click the preferences button on the screen that comes up when you try to print. Duplexing is working fine on the W7 computer where the printer is local.
I am using the PCL6 version of the Vista driver.
Here is how:
Download to your W7 computer (I clicked "save" not "run") the vista driver lj1320pcl6winxp2003vista-64.exe from the page on HP's website at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
Note where it goes. Navigate on your W7 computer to the location where you just downloaded that file to. It's a .exe file but all it does is self extract when you double click it. Note where it puts the extracted files. The file within that folder that it creates that ends in .inf is the driver. Of course, W7 may not be showing you file extensions so none will end in .inf. The one you want is of type "setup instructions". I found it using the W7 search function within the folder, using .inf as my search string. My printer was already installed with a universal driver, so I just added this driver as an alternate driver. I clicked on what used to be called start, then on devices and printers, then right click on the 1320 icon, select printer properties (not properties) and then the advanced tab, then the button for add driver. Then browse to navigate to the vista driver and the file you want is the one of type "setup instructions."
If you are installing the printer from scratch, then don't let it search for a driver but instead click "have disk" change where it then points from the removable drive to the hard disk and navigate to the .inf file as above.
I think the driver on your XP machine has to sort of match -- it can't be this same driver, I don't believe, because this is a 64 bit driver. But I think it has to be PCL 6 if your vista driver on the W7 machine is the PCL 6 driver. I don't think the universal driver installed on the xp machine would work with this vista driver. I think it has to be an old-style XP driver.
I guess next I will try the PCL 5 drivers.
I contacted HP and they said it can't be done. I showed them this thread and they said, what you guys say you suceeded in doing can't be true. They said the 1320 cannot be shared across operating systems with the printer connect to a computer. Only a printer connected directly to a network can do that they said. So congratulations -- you have done the impossible.
11-11-2011 11:15 PM
Full success now I think. The key was to put old classic PCL5 drivers for the 1320 on both machines, a 64 bit vista and xp driver on the w7 machine and a 32-bit vista and xp driver on the xp machine. I did not have success with the newer "universal drivers".
I installed the old vista 64 bit driver to the W7 machine as in my last post, but this time I chose the PCL5 version. I found it with Google. I copied the name of the PCL6 zip file (lj1320pcl6winxp2003vista-64.exe) in the google search window and changed the pcl6 to pcl5, then had google search on that string. That brought me to this page:
Then I went to my xp computer and deleted the network printer for pcl6 that I had just created. Next I found an old classic PCL5 driver for the 1320. The file is hpc1320b.inf and it is created by a self extracting zip file on the hp website called lj1320pcl5win2kxp2003vista.exe . You won't find hpc1320b.inf if you google it. You have to google lj1320pcl5win2kxp2003vista.exe . This is a 32-bit driver for your xp machine that plays nice with the 64-bit PCL5 vista driver on the W7 machine. So, download this lj1320pcl5win2kxp2003vista.exe file to your drive (I did "save" not "run") on the XP machine, then double click it to extract. It will create a folder on your XP hard driver that will have 1320b.inf in it. Now do the "add printer" routine on your xp machine, selecting the radio button for network printer, let it search for printers and find the one on your W7 machine with name ending in PCL5e. Select that and then when you get the error message of can't find correct driver, click ok, then "have disk," then go to your c drive with the browse button and find the hpc1320b.inf file and complete the installation. I might not be describing the steps perfectly but I hope this helps someone.
I've now got duplex printing on both machines with the 1320 wired to the W7 machine and the XP machine using it as a network printer.
11-15-2011 11:32 AM
Thanks Jasonhavens! I did a search for the driver name as in previous posts but your link went right to the spot. Of course I still had to monkey around to help Win7 locate the proper folder, but ultimately it worked. Thanks.
02-19-2012 10:10 PM
I too had the same problem.
I downloaded HP Laserjet 1320 Printer Driver (file name: lj1320pcl6winxp2003vista-64)
Then unzipped it and noted the folder where it unzipped.
Then went to the network, cliked the printer, and when it asks for a disk, directed (monkeyed!) it to the folder. It chose a ini file which I selected. Presto, it worked. Hope it helps someone who had the same struggle as me.