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Honor Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎10-23-2009
Message 1 of 4 (23,859 Views)

Laserjet 1012 And windows 7 (32 bit) - Print Very slow



I bought 4-5 years ago a laserjet 1012. It works like a charm and print around 1 page every 5 secs. Now I installed windows 7 Enterprise and there are no drivers for it, hp even states they wont ever make drivers for the printer in Windows 7.

Now I downloaded the Windows Vista drivers and installed these instead and now the printer works, only he prints very slow, like 1 page every 25 seconds.


So I suppose there is just a setting wrong somewhere, but I have checked all printer settings and couldn't find what it is.


Any one has a idea how to solve this issue ?


Kind regards,



Top Student
Posts: 3
Member Since: ‎11-07-2009
Message 2 of 4 (23,389 Views)

Re: Laserjet 1012 And windows 7 (32 bit) - Print Very slow

Same problem here.  Running Windows 7, 64 bit with a LaserJet 1015 driver forced in.  Initially printed very fast with a 3055 driver, but that stopped working a week ago when "Unsupported Personality: PCL" began printing out instead.  Then I switched to the 1015 driver and got the long delays.  The printer worked fine under Vista before I upgraded to 7, and still works fine with my older computers.


Appreciate any suggestions.

Top Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎10-23-2010
Message 3 of 4 (20,842 Views)

Re: Laserjet 1012 And windows 7 (32 bit) - Print Very slow

Try installing as Laserjet 1300 PlC 5



Open Control Panel

Click Printers


Right click your 1012

select properties 

select the ports tab


*note the port used by your 1012 



Click add a printer 

Select add a local printer 

select use an existing port

drop down and select the port used by your 1012

click next 

scroll left column to HP 

scroll right column to HP laserJet 1300 PCL5

Click next and continue installation


Works well for me.


Got this on the Amazon.com reviews of HP LJ 1012
Why does HP not tell us that apparently the internal of the 1300 and the 1012 are similar form a driver perspective but there is a "real" vista driver  for the 1300?


Forced obsolescence???? 

Top Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎02-14-2011
Message 4 of 4 (19,805 Views)

Re: Laserjet 1012 And windows 7 (32 bit) - Print Very slow

I have windows 7 32 bit. i used the setup someone put on here and it works fine.

add printer choose DOT4 for the port

driver laserjet 3055 PCL5

and it works perfect - so far ha ha

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