05-23-2012 06:29 AM
Unfortunately, the LaserJet 5p is not supported in Windows 7.
Please see the link below...
|NOTE:||The 5L, 5N, and 5P models in the LaserJet 5 series are NOT supported in Windows 7.|
05-24-2012 05:37 AM
You can always experiment by selecting other model printers from the HP list in the printer wizard that are closest to yours such as a LJ 6 or any LJ 5's that may be listed.
I did that once with an HP Photosmart 1115. I called it a Photosmart 8200, and it worked fine with W7 32 bit.
It would not work with W7 x64, however.
05-24-2012 06:12 AM
That is why I throw that suggestion out to you. Nothing pleases me more than to keep my old trusted equipment working.
You can also google the issue. I just found this, which may be of help.
02-19-2014 02:26 PM
This forum was a life saver for my HP laserjet 5P it now lives on. I went to the HP diver down loads and used a previosly suggested universal diver down load and it opperates properly.
PL5 Verion 126.96.36.19948 dated 10 Sept. 2013
07-20-2014 04:23 PM
I have two computers running Win7. The first, set up a year ago, talked by wireless to an XP computer to which the LaserJet5P was attached. I finally got drivers for the Wn7 machine from the HP website.
A couple of months ago my XP machine broke down. I replaced it with a new computer running Win7, for which I included a printer port, and to which I attached the LaserJet 5P. I copied many files from my first computer across to my second, and this may(?) have included a folder of HP drivers. In any case, Win7 automatically found my printer and installed drivers, and it now works perfectly. However, Win7 has installed this printer at LPT3.4 (note no colon!), rather than the normal LPT1:, and I have had to modify a number of my old programs which opened the printer at LPT1:
Why install at LPT3.4 I have no idea. The other computers in the house now all talk to this printer by wireless (provided the computer to which it is attached is left on), so I and my family are happy.