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DeniseM-Toronto
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Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000

We've been using an HP Laserjet 1000 just fine with our Windows Vista Home Premium.  So I just assume it would work with WIndows 7.

 

So I was startled that the WIndows 7 Upgrade Advisor says the HP Laserjet 1000 isn't compatible with Windows 7.

 

Is that true?  Or is it, I hope, a false warning?

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Bob_Headrick
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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000


DeniseM-Toronto wrote:

We've been using an HP Laserjet 1000 just fine with our Windows Vista Home Premium.  So I just assume it would work with WIndows 7.

 

So I was startled that the WIndows 7 Upgrade Advisor says the HP Laserjet 1000 isn't compatible with Windows 7.

 

Is that true?  Or is it, I hope, a false warning?


The Laserjet 1000 is not listed in HP's list of supported Windows 7 printers here, but there is a Laserjet 1000 driver available in the RTM version of Windows 7 (or perhaps through WIndows Update). 

 

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Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging

 

 

 

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SAPjohn
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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000

Hi Bob,

 

I am using RTM version of Windows 7. Could you please explain how to get hp laserjet 1000 driver for windows 7 ? I tried through the list of drivers in windows 7 and also through windows update. No use so far. Is there any universal driver I can use with windows 7 for my printer laserjet 1000? Yourresponse is highly appreciated.

 

John

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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000


SAPjohn wrote:

I am using RTM version of Windows 7. Could you please explain how to get hp laserjet 1000 driver for windows 7 ? I tried through the list of drivers in windows 7 and also through windows update. No use so far. Is there any universal driver I can use with windows 7 for my printer laserjet 1000?


Hmm...  I am not quite sure where I found the Laserjet 1000 driver, it shows up on my 32 bit Win 7 system that was updated from Vista but does not show up on my 64 bit system and I do not see it on HP's site for WIndows 7 or Vista.  The version I have 5.51.926.0 with a copyright date of 2002.  It may have been an XP driver, the version number matches the XP driver available for download here. If you are using a 32 bit version of Windows 7 it would be worth trying the XP version.

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SAPjohn
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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000

Hi Bob,

 

Thanks for the prompt response. 

 

Unfortunately I have 64 bit Windows 7 running.

 

Any other universal print driver work? My printer is very good and I do not want to throw it or buy a new one just because of Windows 7. Any workaround solution?

 

Best Regards,

 

John

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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000


SAPjohn wrote:
Any other universal print driver work? My printer is very good and I do not want to throw it or buy a new one just because of Windows 7. Any workaround solution?

Sorry, I do not actaully have a LJ 1000 and am not familar with other drivers that might be compatible.  Someone else here may have an idea, or you might try asking in the Laserjet section of the HP Business Forum.  I did a cursory search and turned up a lot of questions but no solutions.  The Laserjet 1000 is a host based pritner so it is not compatible with PCL drivers that most Laserjets use.  The closest thing to a solution was a suggestion to print to PDF and then have the LJ 1000 connected to another (non-64 bit OS) computer, see here for details. It is the post by Itig99.

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Chris548934
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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000

Hello,

 

I am about to run into the same problem with my HP Laserjet 1005 (not P1005, just plain 1005). It was fairly expensive back in the day and works perfectly fine under XP32, so it's really disappointing to see that there is obviously no chance at all to run it on any 64Bit windows, not even XP64. My only (probably vein) hope is that the release version of Win 7 64 secretly includes at least some sort of generic driver for this thing.

 

Chris
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Marvin_J
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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000

I too have a Laserjet 1000 that is a wonderful old work horse;  it just keeps running just fine.  I am using it with Vista Home Premium, and yes, I do believe that it is using the XP driver. 

 

It was previously noted that the Windows 7 Update Advisor states that this printer is not compatable with Windows 7.  The Update Advisor for Vista says exactly the same thing! 

 

I have not as yet used Windows 7 but intend to do so soon, and I don't want to loose my ability to use the Laserjet 1000.  Has anyone actually run the LJ 1000 with Windows 7?  It would appear so from one of the above messages, but it is really not that clear to me. 

 

Also, I note that the Laserjet 1150 is listed as a compatable printer with Windows 7 with a driver available from HP.  Since the LJ 1000 and LJ 1150 appear to be very similar machines, is there anyway to use the 1150 driver with the 1000?

 

Thanks for any help with this issue.

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Marvin_J
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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000

An update on my own post..... I have installed Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit as an update and lo and behold, my Laserjet 1000 works great!!  Soooo, it would appear that if one has been running Vista and the HP Laserjet 1000 printer without any problems, that it should run OK on Windows 7 as well.  I did not do anything special, just the normal update install of Win 7.

 

Good Luck fellow HP LJ 1000 users.  :smileyhappy:

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Ron_UK
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Re: Windows 7 and HP Laserjet 1000

I have been searching the web site to try to find a way to make by trusted old Laserjet 1000 speak to Windows 7 on my new computer and came across this community. I guess most of you are in the USA but this issue possibly goes world wide.

 

Let me provide a more critical perspective of HP and Microsoft. We all have a perfectly good printer.We are all seeking to use the most modern OS system from the planet's biggest software supplier. Yet we cannot get our printers to work without a specialised discussion board that explains about using RTM ? 32bit ?? or 64 bit ??? versions of ther software. This is simply absurd. While both HP and Microsoft go on and on about their environmental credentials they fail to be able to get together and allow us to use a perfectly good printer with modern software.

 

So what I am supposed to do - chuck away my LJ1000 and buy something else? So much for saving the planet!!!!  Why doesn't HP just create the necessary driver to make the thing work and put it on their web-site to download? Why doesn't Microsoft have something more useful than a link to the HP website which is a complete waste of time. Why did the HP representative at my local store tell me that Windows 7 would be compatible with my HP printer?

 

If I have to throw away my printer I will NOT be buying a replacement from HP.

 

 

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