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Windows 7: HP Laserjet 4 driver

23 Nov 2014   #51
cousinbillybob

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Dear All,

Surprise surprise I'm having a problem with my LaserJet 4L not being recognised by Windows 7. I have tried everything. The Windows Update button in the Printer Wizard doesn't do anything; I've tried MS Website which doesn't help; I've tried the HP website and get nowhere. I just want the driver so that I can use the printer again (I've had it since July 1994 and it has never let me down at all..!!) Thanks....


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23 Nov 2014   #52
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Which model, 4/4m or 4L/4mL or 4P/4mP?
HP Support, Drivers, Contact and Help Forums | HP® Support

This page shows drivers available for your 32-bit version of Win7 should be available in Windows Update:
Drivers & Software for HP LaserJet 4m Printer - HP Support Center.

As you stated, they appear to be not available from HP.

Also, is it a Parallel Port/LPT1 connection? I don't recall that it had USB back then.
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24 Nov 2014   #53
mikepetersen951

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
HP 4 Plus

You will need a parallel to USP adaptor cable. I recently had to replace my hard drive, & reinstall softwear and printers, including my old HP4+ Windows recognized it and it installed without any issues. Make sure you have all Win 7 updates on your computer I guess.
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24 Nov 2014   #54
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
You will need a parallel to USP adaptor cable
There's no information in his System Specs about the computer, it may or may not have a Parallel Port/LPT1 on it, can't automatically make an assumption about it. I tried one of the USB to Parallel Port adapters with an HP Deskjet 970 and HPs software did not recognize the new port created by the adapter's software although an older tape drive did.
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24 Nov 2014   #55
cousinbillybob

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Dear All,

Thanks for the replies. I have a HP Laserjet 4L connected to the LPT1. I haven't connected it via USB yet. I will not be able to check the recommendations until Thursday evening, so watch this space.....!

Ironically my Dell laptop runs Windows 7 and all the drivers I need are listed...!! All the Windows updates on the desktop (where the problem is) have been done (and it won't allow me to do anymore). If I can find where the driver is stored on my laptop and copy it straight across to the desktop, that might be the answer..!
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19 Dec 2014   #56
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Should have posted this as your own question as this thread is about a Laserjet, quite different. Small problem, Laserjet printers don't use ink, frequently use the same type toner as used in copiers [I've had a laser printer since late '94]. I think you meant to say Deskjet 1050 All-in-One.
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