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Mizz_J
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M1212nf LaserJet and Windows 8

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I just purchased a new laptop from HP to replace my old one, as well as a new HP printer.  However, your printer is NOT compatible with Windows 8....yet.   That's a quandry since the computer I want ONLY comes with Windows 8 and, from what I can find on the HP Printer page, NO laserjets (B&W only) ARE compatible with Windows 8. 

 

First question - it says a driver to make this printer work with Windows 8 is coming "late 2012".  Since we are almost in the last month of the year - can you give me a better idea of an actual date? 

 

Second question (really a statement) - your link on this page (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4131&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3965...) that references Supported Printers for Windows 8 doesn't work properly.  Instead of taking me to a page that actually LISTS printers that support Windows 8 (as the link leads you to believe), I am taken to the main HP printer page where I have to narrow down my fields through ALL HP printers.  I tried that and didn't find ONE printer that supported Windows 8 in the LaserJet section!

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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DonovanH
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Re: M1212nf LaserJet and Windows 8

Hi Mizz_j,

 

Please see this document on Windows 8 supported Laserjet printers:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?&objectID=c03365145 

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AuntieEm
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Re: M1212nf LaserJet and Windows 8

With the m1212, you have a couple of other options available besides the full solution which will be available at a later time. You can use this printer with windows 8 by using the windows update or In-OS driver or the ePrint mobile software.

 

Here is the document on how to use the windows update/In-Os driver:

 

Install the driver included in Windows 8 or Windows Update

 

Here is the link to the ePrint mobile software:

 

ePrint Mobile Software

 

Please bookmark this document for future reference:

 

Printer Supported in Windows 8

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pcwizard
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Re: M1212nf LaserJet and Windows 8

Hi Mizz_J,

 

I am thinking from some of my previous testing the Win 7 should work until a Win 8 driver gets released. Give it a shot, and let me know what happens?

 

HP LaserJet Full Feature Software and Driver

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Mizz_J
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That would be great!  I actually just ordered both the printer and laptop.  The printer arrives today and the laptop is due to be built and shipped by December 4th.  I'm hoping the Win8 driver is available by the time it arrives, but just in case, sure would like to be able to use my new HP equipment. 

 

As a side note - thank you to all the HP folks on here offering your help and allowing us to pick your brains today.  Anytime a new MS OS is released, I'm sure it's very hectic and stressful for all of you.  I appreciate you having this forum today!!

 

 

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pcwizard
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Re: M1212nf LaserJet and Windows 8

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Hi Mizz_J,

 

Let us know if the solutions provided to you work. Have a wonderful day.

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AlwaysNeon
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Re: M1212nf LaserJet and Windows 8

I believe that those drivers have been released now, follow this link and let me know if these are the drivers you were seeking:  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3965849

 

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Mizz_J
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Re: M1212nf LaserJet and Windows 8

Thanks for the info but HP never sent me my printer I ordered. After too many tries, I took my business elsewhere.
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