05-27-2020 03:54 PM
I have just upgraded to a new Windows 10 (Home, 64-bit) computer and I'm struggling to find drivers for my HP LaserJet 1018.
My last laptop was also Windows 10 (also Home, 64-bit) and the printer worked fine, and drivers were available. I still have that laptop, and it can print still using the installed drivers (version 2012.918.1.57980). So there shouldn't be any problem with the OS.
However, I can't find a standard driver download from HP. The instructions I find now are to use the in built-in Windows solution, though drivers for a 1018 aren't available there under the manufacturer 'HP', 'Hewlett Packard' or 'Hewlett-Packard'.
I have run HP Easy Start, which recognises the printer correctly, and directs me to HP Smart. HP Smart, however, cannot find my printer. HP Smart comes up with the error 'printer not connected by USB', yet devices and printers shows it as 'unspecified'.
HP Print and Scan Doctor also recognises my printer, and tells me that I need the installer for the full software solutions, and directs me to a web page that tells me to use the built-in Windows solution (which lacks anything for a 1018).
The drivers clearly do exist, but just don't seem to be hosted at any of the official channels. I'm tying myself in knots and going in circles with all the help options.
Can anyone help - can these drivers be found anywhere? Is there some way I can migrate them from the old laptop maybe?
Thanks in advance,
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05-27-2020 05:14 PM
You can use the windows 8 printer basic driver: https://support.hp.com/br-pt/drivers/selfservice/hp-laserjet-1018-printer/1814092
Its work, because dont have much diference. To windows 10, dont exist driver in HP site. It is recommended to plug usb and wait windows update install driver, but some times the windows 10 cant do it.