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Windows 7: HP Laserjet 1012 driver

08 Feb 2010   #1
eib

Winodws XP
 
 
HP Laserjet 1012 driver

Has anyone managed to find a driver that works for this printer with Win 7
Thanks

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08 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eib View Post
Has anyone managed to find a driver that works for this printer with Win 7
Thanks

Seems that HP has drivers for Windows 7 here

HP LaserJet 1012 Printer- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

What drivers are presently installed?
It sounds like you can't get the printer running or what?
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08 Feb 2010   #3
eib

Winodws XP
 
 
HP Laserjet 1012 driver

The HP site stated that the Printer is not supported.
Does the Vista driver work OK
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08 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eib View Post
The HP site stated that the Printer is not supported.
Does the Vista driver work OK
Well I see drivers for your printer for both 32bit and 64bit from the link I had in my first post.
Have you tried those drivers?
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09 Feb 2010   #5
eib

Winodws XP
 
 
HP Laserjet 1012 driver

I followed the link and as stated previously it does not supply a driver, because the 1010, 102 1015 printers are not supported.
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10 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This series of LJ printers has always been a bit tricky, as the printer doesn't have an onboard firmware, instead depending on the driver to load the firmware to printer ram at startup. When I run the printer driver from HP, it is tricky, and it *says* it didn't install, but apparently it does, as my printer magically started working. You may need to "play with it" a bit. When 7 first came out, I had to install the vista driver, get an error, and before closing the driver installer which would roll everything back, COPY the actual driver files from the temp directory, and then select "have disk" from the device manager and point it at the copied files, thus bypassing HP's braindead error message that rolls back the install.

So... let us know how it goes, whichever method works for you on the 1012.
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07 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

i have 7 ent.
and hp lj 1012.

i used the hp-supplied vista driver.
it labels the printer "hp laserjet 1012 hb"

the printing is dead slow, about 15 to 20 seconds to start each job.

(the 1012 prints instantaneously in xp pro, same machine from which i dual-boot 7)

anyone have a way to make the printing work faster?
is it some security inhibitor? (that's what i think.)
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08 Apr 2010   #9

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

When I initially tried to install my ancient LaserJet 4L it said it didn't have the drivers but there is a link during printer install to download more drivers and once I did the LaserJet 4L was in the list and installed AOK.

Have you been down that route?
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08 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by temmu View Post
i have 7 ent.
and hp lj 1012.

i used the hp-supplied vista driver.
it labels the printer "hp laserjet 1012 hb"

the printing is dead slow, about 15 to 20 seconds to start each job.

(the 1012 prints instantaneously in xp pro, same machine from which i dual-boot 7)

anyone have a way to make the printing work faster?
is it some security inhibitor? (that's what i think.)
Hey, old buddy!

Have you tried the Windows 7 driver from the link IggyAZ & pancake89 posted? (Seems to me I suggested checking the HP site yesterday. )

I suspect that the hb indicator is because you are using the Windows Vista host based driver.
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