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Windows 7: HP LaserJet 5000 drivers?

03 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks, Thanks, & Thanks Again!!

This worked! And after getting the W7 machine to print to the XP machine, I connected the printer to the W7 machine (using a parallel to USB cable) and then got the XP machine to print to it using the same method. Outstanding.

So now I can begin the process of migrating my data and programs to the W7 machine with complete assurance that I can get all of the programs to print from either computer.
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03 Feb 2010   #12

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Nice to hear it worked.

Good luck with migrating.

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22 Jul 2010   #13

win 7

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The HP LJ5000 is connected to a networked Windows XP computer via a parallel cable (the printer is so old that it does not have a USB connection). The new Windows 7 computer is so new that it does not have a parallel port. So I cannot connect the printer directly to the W7 computer. Instead I have to connect through my existing lan.
How does this change the instructions?
First, connect the printer to the XP computer and power both printer and XP on. Check that network is OK (7 can see XP).

On 7, instead of choosing an existing port when adding a printer, choose Create a new port, choosing Local Port as port type:

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Click Next, give the port a name. Format is \\Computer_Name\Printer_Name, where Computer_Name is the network name of your XP computer and Printer_Name is the name printer is shared with:

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Click OK, follow the instructions given on screen.

I had my HP LJ5000 connected to an XP laptop and I had no problem printing 11x17 duplex. I now have a new laptop running Win 7 and it doesn't have a parallel port so I purchased a USB printer cable from the HP LJ5000 to my laptop but I cannot seem to get the right printer drivers to recognize duplexing? Any ideas?
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04 May 2012   #14

Windows 7 64 bit

Anybody had luck printing from Win 7 to HP 5000 Laserjet with TRUE 1200 x 1200 -- which means the printer runs at half-speed? You can get a pseudo 1200 resolution at fast speed, but not true. . . Thanks
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04 May 2012   #15
Thomas R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)

At this point I have given up on the 1200 x 1200 printing resolution. For what I do 600 x 600 is fine and it does not look like HP is going put out anything better for this model.

As for connecting the printer to a new computer without a parallel port: I would suggest to connect it over LAN by installing a HP JetDirect 610N (J4169A) network print server card into the printer - works perfectly. These days you find plenty of them for $20 or less on eBay.
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29 May 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I just recently got this thing up and running networked through an old Windows 98 machine by first tricking it into thinking it was a LTP connected printer and then changing the port to the network share location. I used the driver from windows update on the Windows 7 64bit machine, but it only seems to let me print to 'Letter' from the form feeder. This HP has a Tray 2 and 3 but I cannot get it to select them. Is it worth trying the same steps above with the driver from HPs site? On the printer properties page it only has Letter as available paper, but it is loaded with both Legal and 8.5 x 17 in tray 3.

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29 May 2012   #17
Thomas R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)

You need to get the driver from HP which actually communicates with the printer to get the actual hardware configuration and which trays and other options are present. Im using the HP Universal Printing PCL 6 (v5.2) driver (upd-PCL6-X64-5_2_6_9321.exe)

If you operate the printer in a network I would strongly recommend to install the HP JetDirect 610N (J4169A) LAN adapter card into the printer. Search eBay for JetDirect 610N J4169A and you will find plenty, starting at $12 Buy It Now, most even with free shipping.

Connecting the printer that way beats USB any day and enables each computer in the network to directly access the printer with the latest driver for its OS. Also you no longer need to keep an old computer up and running to connect to the printer indirectly.

I have my LaserJet 5000 connected this way to several Windows 7 computers and even to an old NeXTstation.
The setup in Windows 7 with the HP driver is a snap you basically just need to enter the IP address of the printer.
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04 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
HP Laserjet 5000 problem

I have an HP Notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit as the OS.

I have an old (but very serviceable) HP Laserjet 5000 that worked fine on Windows ME with parallel port connexion. (Although the driver text was in Arabic!)

I have bought a USB-Centronics cable in an attempt to hook it up to my notebook.

Windows sees the printer and instals USB support driver and HP Laserjet 5000 PCL5 drivers from WU.

Printing does not work, although test page splutters 1 character at a time on to each sheet. MS WORD fails to print, as does NOTEPAD.

The printer prints self diagnostic pages offline, no problem.

The model is C4110A with three paper trays.

It has an HP Jetsend Address ip of with an installed option
E10 1 HP JETDIRECT J3111A. Presumably a network card?

I have tried installing all of the HP drivers (PS, PCL5, PCL6) to no avail.

Can anyone suggest a solution please?

Many thanks
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10 Aug 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Problem Solved.

Sabrent USB 2.0 Bi-Directional cable worked fine.
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10 Aug 2012   #20

win Xp 32 bit

thanks for laserjet 5000 driver
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