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Windows 7: HP laserjet 5 driver anyone?

20 Jul 2012   #21
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by riotkayak284 View Post
Does your computer even have a parallel connector? Most nowadays don't.... And in reality and PCL driver should print....
If his computer didn't have a parallel port, he wouldn't be trying to install this driver.


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23 Jul 2012   #22
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

Yes it has a parallel port card. There is no other way to connect the printer.

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FWIW: I have also installed other laserjet printers that no drivers are available as a lj 2000 and they worked,
Well I'd like to get this one running.
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24 Jul 2012   #23
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There seems to be a problem with Windows update in the print wizard in some systems.
Go to this thread (page 2) and go down to the post from Gearsawe.
Perform the steps mentioned and the Windows update should work to get you the drivers.

Windows was unable to get a list of devices from Windows Update. Try - Microsoft Answers

From Gearsawe

[quote]"What I did to get the update to work once and what I have to do every time to add another printer using Window Update.

1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del)
2. Click Sevices Tab and then Services Button (Bottom Right)
3. Under Name find "Windows Update"
4. Right click "Windows Update" and select Stop. do not close
5. Open Window Exploper and browse to C:\Windows
6. Delete the Folder "SoftwareDistribution"
7. Go back to Servies, Right click "Windows Update" and select Start

Now the "Windows Update" button should work. For me I have to do this every time I install a printer which requires me to use windows update"[quote]
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24 Jul 2012   #24
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Before you do that, make sure the print queue is cleared.

1. Turn off printer
2. In search, type: services.msc. Scroll down to Print Spooler and Stop it.
3. Navigate to Windows\System32\Spool\Printers\ and delete all contents.
4. Reboot
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03 Mar 2013   #25
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
FWIW: I have also installed other laserjet printers that no drivers are available as a lj 2000 and they worked, especially when connected via the parallel port.

Rich
I don't have a Lenovo option in my Add Printer selection window No LJ 2000 or LJ a anything
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03 Mar 2013   #26
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
Before you do that, make sure the print queue is cleared.

1. Turn off printer
2. In search, type: services.msc. Scroll down to Print Spooler and Stop it.
How do I stop it? When I double click it to get the properties dialog box in the part of the dialog box where Start and Stop are it is grayed out and unresponsive.
HP laserjet 5 driver anyone?-print-spooler-01.jpg


I'm guessing the next step won't help until I stop it - - or is it stopped already and that's why it's gray?
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3. Navigate to Windows\System32\Spool\Printers\ and delete all contents.
4. Reboot


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03 Mar 2013   #27
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
There seems to be a problem with Windows update in the print wizard in some systems.

6. Delete the Folder "SoftwareDistribution"
No can do. I get an error message telling me the the folder or a file in is being used by another program.
When I try to do it using CMD I get "Access Denied"
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26 Jun 2013   #28
kpolite336

Windows 7 64
 
 
hp laserjet 5m for Windows 7-driver need

I have searched every forum including windows and hp and I think I just may be out of luck and there is nothing out there. hp has posters that just post the directions on if you see your printer, which I don't.

Secondly, there is an option that says do a Windows Update and when I get to that point nothing "Windows Update" doesn't appear.

Gearsawe posted a solution to that, but it didn't work for me or another poster.

I don't want to buy a new printer as this works on my MacBook Pro, but the lenovo is a work computer and I work remote and I definitely do not want to head into the office to print or keep sending my file to my mac and then print.

What's odd is that my only lenovo 400 died and it worked on that computer, but when the new data was transferred to a my T410 is when it stopped working. Any help?!!!!!
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26 Jun 2013   #29
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

I can't stop either print spooler or windows update.
when I open the dialog window to either the option for STOP grayed out and unresponsive
HP laserjet 5 driver anyone?-windows-update.jpg


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30 Oct 2013   #30
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

They are going to have to use a helicopter to shoot me out of the bell tower

This whole thing is making me craZZZZy

If I'm lucky it'll be a head shot.

I've read and tried the solution

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1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del)
2. Click Sevices Tab and then Services Button (Bottom Right)
3. Under Name find "Windows Update"
4. Right click "Windows Update" and select Stop. do not close
5. Open Window Exploper and browse to C:\Windows
6. Delete the Folder "SoftwareDistribution"
7. Go back to Servies, Right click "Windows Update" and select Start
It doesn't work because I am unable to use the STOP option on "Windows Update" in the Services and I can neither rename nor delete the C:/windows/Software Distribution directory thanks to an error message telling me that some application is using that file. I can't do it using CMD either.


I wonder if there's a Geek Shop that can do this?

Edit:

While typing that I though of another approach and googled stop windows update. I found an alternate way to stop the updater.

Go to START

type in UPDATE

select Windows Update then

use the dialog box to turn update off

then RESTART

then open computer to C:/windows and rename or delete the “SoftwareDistribution” directory

then RESTART

then re open and turn on Windows Update

then RESTART
And install the printer using Update to find the printer.


It went through it's internet update finished let me install the printer and then ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~









Wait for it
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

NOTHING~!!!
The very first time I tried to print a page the damn yellow triangle popped up in the printer's dialog box and the whole damn thing failed - AGAIN~!!!

Where is that Bell tower?
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