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Windows 7: Installing and sharing an HP Laserjet 1020 on Win7 x64

16 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7
thanks you

thank you

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28 Nov 2009   #12

windows seven

Thank you scottfreeze, it works for x86 machines as well.
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16 Dec 2009   #13
t odd

Windows 7


Mind you, I did have the same problem as Florindez. I then downloaded the 32 bit version of the drivers instead of the 64 bit version and then it worked.

Thanks Scott.
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11 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7

Genius Scottfreeze!

Worked the first time!
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12 Jan 2010   #15

hp 1020

Sharing my solution - hope it'll help somebody)
I have a 'server' with hp 1020 and windows XP (x32 course) and a laptop with windows 7, so i shared printer from the server and tried to connect to it from my laptop - windows 7 said that it can't find drivers in the internet and asked me to show the way to .inf file.
The file HPLJ1020.INF (and some others) are simply extracted from
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with winrar ( i have 3.80 version).

So here is another way to install this printer ))
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19 Jan 2010   #16

Windows XP Pro VL SP3

Thanks. This method works for WinXP as well.

[Added later]. In fact, it doesn't for very long. After printing a couple of pages "Enable bidirectional support" checkbox (Properties | Ports) gets cleared, and then printing stops working - even locally. Repeating the procedure doesn't help. Here's another method (source):
  • NOTE: Do this on the machine connected to the printer.
  • Run gpdedit.msc
  • Go to “Local Computer Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers”
    • Set the setting “Allow print spooler to accept client connections” to “Enabled”
  • Go to “User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers\”
    • Set the setting “Point and Print Restrictions” to “Disabled”
  • Close the Group Policy Editor
  • Go into the Printers and Faxes control panel, right click on the printer and hit properties.
  • Click the “Ports” tab
  • Uncheck “Enable Bidirectional Printing”
  • Close the Printer panels/windows
  • Run a command line, type in “gpupdate /force”, and hit enter
Perhaps it works for Vista/Win7 too. Seems to be a more simple way.
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04 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 7 Professional
HP laserjet 1020 sharing on Windows 7

Very nice tips. Thank you Man ! you are expert guy..
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05 Feb 2010   #18

Windows XP Pro VL SP3

Printing with workaround I described above breaks after switching the printer off and then on again - even if you did that while computer your LJ1020 is connected to was off itself (that's funny enough 'cause rebooting itself doesn't break printing). To make it work back (again - on the computer connected to the printer):
  • Go to the printer properties
  • Check Enable Bidirectional Printing option, click Apply
  • Print a page on the printer
  • Uncheck Enable Bidirectional Printing option, click ОK
Network printing works again! A bit annoying, but much more less than other methods I tried.
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18 Apr 2010   #19

windows 7

Hi people!
I follow the install instructions, but my LJ1020 is still not working right. I'm running win 7 x64, and have a brand new PC. Problem is that when i print both sided documents, it prints one side, and then won't print the other one, or prints it after a 15 minutes "break". Also, very often, almost always, it is making large breakes between pages, for like 2 mins or even more. It is driving me crazy
Has anyone similar problems?, or knows how to solve this?

Thanks in advance!
p.s. Sorry for my poor english, I'm form Croatia.
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19 Apr 2010   #20

Windows XP Pro VL SP3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hrvach View Post
Problem is that when i print both sided documents
To use double-side printing, bidirectional printing should be enabled. But if you enable it, network printing won't work. You can install another copy of LJ1020 on printer's host (i. e. the computer LJ1020 connected to) and enable bidirectional printing for it. Then the 1st copy of LJ1020 (where bidirectional printing is off) will be used for network printing and the 2nd copy of LJ1020 (where bidirectional printing is on) will be used for local printing, including double-side.
To use double-side printing on shared LJ1020 from the network you can use FinePrint.
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