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ELROSAS
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HP LaserJet 5000 support in Windows 7 64-bit

I recently purchased a Dell Laptop that has MS Windows 7 64-bit OS and I  have an old Dell Desktop 4400 w/Windows XP I have a HP Laserjet 5000 printer connected to the LPT1 Port.  I have the printer shared and I can connect to it with my other laptop that has the MS Vista OS.  I can not get my Laptop that has Windows 7 to connect to it and I have tried everything that I can think of. I logged on to my Laptop with Windows 7 and downloaded the latest driver from the HP Web Site.  The drivers for the LJ5000 are called Universal Drivers.  The drivers are installed on my W7 System and then I go to the Start/Devices and Printers and "Add a Printer" option.  I select the "look in the network option" and Windows looks for the Shared Prnter and finds it.  I select the printer and it starts looking for the driver.  I think it looking on the computer where the printer is connect to anyway, it cannot find the driver.  I get a dialog box that says it can not find and gives me the option to browse.  I then browse to the Universal Driver that I downloaded for HP5000 and I go the folder that has the ".inf" files.  The program tells me that it can not find the driver for HP5000.  What am I doing wrong?  Does Windows 7 support the HP Laserjet 5000 printer.  I sure hope so because I can afford to buy a new 11"x17" printer.  Can anybody out there help me?  Thanks.

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Bob_Headrick
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Try the following: on the Windows 7 machine go to the Devices and Printers folder, Add a Printer, Local Printer, Create a Port, Local Port, \\Computername\Printername (use the actual share name for the computer and printer), OK, then click on Windows Update and then select the appropriate driver.

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ELROSAS
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This solution worked and it's simple and easy when you know how to do it but what was throwing me off was that I was using the option of adding a printer on the network and not creating a local port.  Thanks for the help.

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Luizfer
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Finally I have installed the HP LaserJet 5000 in my Windows 7 (32 bits), but I have a big problem: I can't print in 11x17 format. Each time I try to change the paper size, the printer changes back to letter size. I have try many ways, but I can't do it!

 

Any help, please? Where can I find solution to this problem?

 

Thanks!

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Printninja
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Go to Xerox.com and download their universal print driver.  It will work on the Laserjet 5000.  You can use an older XP PPD file for programs like Illustrator or photoshop.

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hgdenos
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It Doesn't work. My HP 5000 sits idle on my Windows 7 64 bit server because my Windows 7 32 bit can't access it. All the drivers I have download from HP.COM do not work or won't install.

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Printninja
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I got the HP Laserjet 5100 driver to work witht the Laserjet 5000 printer in Windows 7 64 bit.

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richie2040
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Hello everyone.

 

This worked for me once (I was so happy) but now I've got a problem again, I formatted my pc, tried to do the same process again but windows update didn't work, then, when I tried to do it again I got this message "Local Port already exists" now I just don't know how to uninstall or delete that local port I created.

 

Well, I hope you can help me.

 

thx in advance

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GaryVanCott
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I am trying to set up a HP Laserjet 5000DN printer on Windows 8.1. I have it running but only the basic features, not the DN (double sided printing especially). I prefer PostScript and am connecting to it through a network.

 

Thanks,

 

Gary

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