01-08-2010 09:07 AM
Is there any way I can obtain driver update software for my HP Laserjet 1000 Series printer which is perfectly good to use and which I want to connect to my new notebook with the new Windows 7 operating system ?
08-17-2010 05:35 AM
I have just succesfully found a solution to making the laser jet 1000 work under windows 7 64bit
The trick is that you need a GDI driver and finding a supplier ( other than HP ) who has built one.
Go to the following link and download the windows 7 64 bit driver for the following printer
search desktop printer -> magicolor 2430DL ->drivers -> windows 7 64bit
KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 2430DL
install the drivers
Add the printer as you would normally and then
under printer properties select advanced and under print processor select winprint raw
The reason this works is that this printer uses the same hardware GDI engine as the lasjet 1000
08-17-2010 12:36 PM
Thank you, Anthony,
I've been all over the place trying to find a solution to this before getting a new PC with Win7-64. Naturally, I haven't yet been able to try your workaround, but it at least sounds simpler than the Virtual Box or PDF methods.
Of course, no workaround should be necessary. HP should support its products.
Here's today's note to "Nadia" at HP. I tweeted the last line in a "no Win7 driver for LJ1000" context:
"Thank You, Nadia,
I called the customer support number you kindly provided. I was told the LaserJet 1000 has been discontinued, which I knew, and that support was unavailable for Windows 7.
I had asked because I was just about to buy a new HP desktop, a Pavilion Elite 310t at @$1050.00. It ships with Win7-64. But given HP's refusal to support its products, I will use the workaround here http://tinyurl.com/23xkyyv using a Konica driver and buy my desktop from someone a bit less venal.
After many years buying HP printers, PCs, etc., I'm more than disappointed at your bland refusal to support a printer that still works beautifully and has an unused $60 toner cartridge at hand. It might take HP all of five minutes to write a printer driver for the LJ 1000 -- instead, all you provide is a link to guide us in buying a new HP printer -- so we can trash that one as well when you decide to abandon it?
No thanks. If you visit a few forums on this issue you will see that this lack of support is a very short-sighted move, generating nothing but ill will.
Planned obsolescence is bad enough. Contrived obsolescence is downright malicious.
08-17-2010 12:53 PM
I meant to include the URL. The Win7-64 bit drivers are at the bottom of the page @76MB:
08-18-2010 05:30 AM
The way I have it set up is that my laserjet 1000 is plugged into a seperate old PC running windows 2000 with laserjet 1000 drivers loaded on it as its shared by various household computer ranging from Macbook to XP and now windows7.
I connect to it on windows 7 by adding a local printer and direct mapping it by creating a new port and putting in the box
\\servername or ip address\printersharename
set up the properties as I precviously described and it works fine
Note direct USB connection does not work
If I have some time to kill , I'll see if I can get the direct USB to work