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WINDOWS 10 AND HP LASERJET 1010

Product Name: HP LASERJET 1010
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a perfectly functional HP1010 laserjet printer that is being mothballed as our IT department maintains that there are incompatabilities with the drivers and Windows 10.

 

They maintain that they have tried both PCL 5 and PCL6 drivers to no success.

 

Surely Windows and HP have a solution to this that will work, and continue working with each update of Windows 10

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Re: WINDOWS 10 AND HP LASERJET 1010

According to this support document, the LaserJet 1010 printer is not supported with Windows 10:

 

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I think that this is because this printer model was a (relatively) cheap device which used a (proprietary) host-based language, rather than supporting any of the 'traditional' Page Description Languages (PCL5, PCL XL, PostScript).

 

Because the proprietary language is probably only used by this one model (or perhaps several models in the 101x range?), I'd guess that neither MS nor HP consider there is a business case for spending money on writing a special Windows 10 compatible device driver for these old printers.

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Re: WINDOWS 10 AND HP LASERJET 1010

According to this support document, the LaserJet 1010 printer is not supported with Windows 10:

 

Capture.PNG

 

I think that this is because this printer model was a (relatively) cheap device which used a (proprietary) host-based language, rather than supporting any of the 'traditional' Page Description Languages (PCL5, PCL XL, PostScript).

 

Because the proprietary language is probably only used by this one model (or perhaps several models in the 101x range?), I'd guess that neither MS nor HP consider there is a business case for spending money on writing a special Windows 10 compatible device driver for these old printers.

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Re: WINDOWS 10 AND HP LASERJET 1010

Come on HP - Provide Print Drivers for the Laserjet 1010 or provide instructions on how we can print to this printer in Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit).  It's a perfectly good printer which I shouldn't have to throw away just because I upgraded the operating system.  How hard can it be?

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