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jlistonr
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LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

Does anyone have a print driver for the old LaserJet 4L that is compatible with Windows 7 and a new computer with a 64 bit processor?  Since this is an old printer, HP no longer supports it.  Mine may be old but it works great and I do not want to get rid of it. 

 

Thanks for your help.

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CloudyBerlin
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

I have the same problem. Did you ever find a solution? I have hooked up the printer with the USB cable attachment, but am now stuck.

UG!

 

 

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bwmoffit
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

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If you find the rivers let me kknow I have the same exact problem.

 

Fred Whitford

 

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CloudyBerlin
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

OK I figured it out. The driver, although ancient, is listed on the Windows 7 "Devices and Printers". It's already installed and you don't have to download it!!

 

Click the Windows start icon in the bottom left of the screen.

Click "Devices and Printers."

Click "Add a Printer."

Click "Add a local printer."

Click "Use an existing port" and leave whatever it says in that box as is.

Choose HP on the left and scroll nearly halfway down on the right and you will find "HP Laserjet 4L!" Hit NEXT.

CLick "Use the driver that is already installed."

 

If it doesn't work after all of that, make sure that it is chosen as your default printer. That happened to me. An option came up for me to click on for help during this process. I did that and Microsoft FIX IT asked me questions and then fixed the problem itself. It was great.

 

I hope this helps the remnant that will not give up their Laserjet 4L!

 

Sophia

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bwmoffit
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

I will try it and let you know,  thanks

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speckeng
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

I tried that and a whole bunch of hp printers came up in the box on the right, BUT---none were the hp 4L

so that's where I was stymied. I'm going on the web to see if there are any drivers for the 4L.

Actually, I have an old HP Laserjet 4MV but I've been told the 4L driver would work with that?

I have been looking for a 4MV driver for windows 7 64 bit but to no avail.

Speckeng

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CloudyBerlin
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

If you are using Windows 7 and exactly followed the directions I left above, the HP Laserjet 4L is the 267th HP printer listed. Yes, I counted them. I hope that helps you!

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speckeng
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

Yes, but I found I had to "ask" the system to add more HP printers to the list

before it showed up on my system. I actually wanted the 4mv driver but my

son (quite a guru) said that the 4L driver might suffice.

Any way, thanks for your help --My HP laserjet 4mv is again printing!

One minor confession--I had assumed that I had put the parallel card

in LPT-1 port but in reality it was in LPT-3--OOPS! So after I downloaded the

driver and it still wouldn't print, I checked the port allocation and voila!

 

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CloudyBerlin
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

Just glad to hear your 4mv is working again! Alright!

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johnbceng
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Re: LaserJet 4L 64 bit Print Driver

Have just followed the instructions and Joy! my old 4L works again on my Win 7 64 bit PC
You will need a USB to parallel cable, these are obtained from Amazon etc
Many thanks
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