Cannot connect to a shared laserjet 1200 with new windows 8 workstation (761 Views)
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parkerjoel
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Cannot connect to a shared laserjet 1200 with new windows 8 workstation

Added new workstation that is running  windows  8.  Sees the host computer and  the shared 1200  fine,  but cannot  get to attach.   have tried to download windows 8 64 bit driver from  HP site,  but  it does not seem to contain the "inf"  file?    tried to  hit  'connect' it tried to install and fails.  tried to configure via  port under control panel but runs into driver problem again.  its a laserjet 1200  pcl6 printer.  yikes.......  am i missing something here?  any ideas  would be greatly  appreciated!!!

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banhien
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Re: Cannot connect to a shared laserjet 1200 with new windows 8 workstation

Hi,

 

Where did you get the driver ? Please download the following file and run it on your Windows 8 machine:

 

   ftp://15.216.111.12/pub/softlib/software12/COL44939/fp-109468-1/Dot4x64.msi

 

Hope this helps.

BH
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AuntieEm
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Re: Cannot connect to a shared laserjet 1200 with new windows 8 workstation

For this product, the recommend drivers are either the Universal Print driver or the windows update driver. Have you tried either of these drivers?

Please refer to this document for the recommend drivers for your product:

 

Windows 8 Support for LaserJet Products

 

Universal Print Driver Product Page

 

Install the driver included in Windows 8 or Windows Update

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parkerjoel
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Re: Cannot connect to a shared laserjet 1200 with new windows 8 workstation

The link is not valid......

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memurphy43
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STill a problem-- Re: Cannot connect to a shared laserjet 1200 with new windows 8 workstation

We're having the same problem. Windows 8 x64 system, printer is shared. I've tried installing the drivers as dynamic and as not dynamic. Makes no difference. Getting the same message "the file ".INF" on (Unknown) is needed.".   It's pointed directly to where the drivers are installed. 

 

All the answers on the HP and Microsoft sites point to a Windows Vista problem with INF files.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/hp-laserjet-1200-series-not-inst... 

 

Today's location of HP drivers:  http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=29790&pr...

 

Perhaps that same problem wasn't checked at this driver release?

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