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HP is notorius for not supporting older hardware, such as updating drivers for a newer OS. One reason I stuck with XP for so long is my HP Laserjet 1300, which is a newer version than the venerable Laserjet 4, didn't have drivers that would work with Vista (which I wouldn't have ever used) or Win 7.
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I've been in a similar situation with an old Brother printer (HL 5150D), but I've found the Windows drivers to be quite acceptable. (No Postscript emulator, though.) It may help that the 5150D has both parallel and USB connections. (I'm using USB.)
How are you connecting the Laserjet 4 plus to your PC? It looks like serial (RS232) and parallel port are the only options. Newer PCs often lack a parallel port. If you're using a USB-to-parallel adapter, that may have a lot to do with your problem.
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