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Windows 7: HP Laserjet 1012 (x64) Drivers

08 Nov 2009   #11
cel4145

Windows 7
 
 

I ended up getting mixed results with the method described here (Windows 7 would pause for many seconds between printing pages). So based on the advice in this forum thread at HP, I removed the HP 1012 printer and set the HP Laserjet 3055 as my default printer. Then Windows 7 noted the HP 1012 as new hardware, and I let it load the drivers it wanted to automatically. It's kind of weird in that HP 1012 does not show in the printer devices page, but it does show as an option to print with. It so far seems to work well.


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08 Nov 2009   #12
jsonchiu

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385
 
 

Make sure you do NOT connect the printer
Then...
1. Control Panel -> Device & Printers -> Add a Printer
2. Find HP Laserjet 1015 (if it's not there, click Windows Update) and install it
3. Install HP Laserjet 1012 with original installer, it will bomb out with errors
4. Delete HP Laserjet 1015
5. Plug in the printer
6. It should say "driver successfully installed" - you are done
7. If errors show up, unplug and plug the printer again, you may need to restart computer as well
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15 Nov 2009   #13
FredtheBlackLab

Windows 7
 
 

While all of these ideas for getting the HP 1012 to work with Windows 7 seemed great, none worked for me...
I guess I 'll just have to chuck it all and go get the flawless, error-proof, virus-proof, and ideal new Mac...

Yeah and I have oceanfront property in Kansas...
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15 Nov 2009   #14
FredtheBlackLab

Windows 7
 
 
Whoa...wait a minute...

By the time I was done burning incense and praying to 14 or so different computer 'gawdz', I had an epiphany of sorts and went and checked the USB cable. I snatched it out and FIRMLY reseated it...it needed that last little 'nudge'..

Whoa! The screen responded as it was supposed to and said it had completed installing the driver. Everything is working as indicated above. Thanks guys!

I've printed stuff from all sorts of software and it all was done correctly...
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25 Nov 2009   #15
Turbo Trader

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsonchiu View Post
Make sure you do NOT connect the printer
Then...
1. Control Panel -> Device & Printers -> Add a Printer
2. Find HP Laserjet 1015 (if it's not there, click Windows Update) and install it
3. Install HP Laserjet 1012 with original installer, it will bomb out with errors
4. Delete HP Laserjet 1015
5. Plug in the printer
6. It should say "driver successfully installed" - you are done
7. If errors show up, unplug and plug the printer again, you may need to restart computer as well
Thanks for the straighforward procedure. Ran the setup for the LaserJet 1010/1012/1015 Printing System for Windows XP that I downloaded from the HP web site:

HP LaserJet 1012 Printer- HP LaserJet 1010/1012/1015 Printing System - HP Business Support Center

As predicted, that installer bombed out. Deleted the 1015, plugged in my 1012, but needed the Windows 7 printer troubleshooter to locate the driver. After that process completed, a test page came out fine. Note that the port used was DOT4_001, not LPT1. Printer was identified as Laserjet 1012 HB.

Works great. Thanks again for the help.
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03 Dec 2009   #16
OllieOctopus

Windows 7
 
 
HP 1012 printer problems using Windows 7

On another forum I read about installing the 1012 as a 3055. Sorry to say, but the solution of using the HP 1012 as a HP 3055 lasted less than a day. It worked fine for awhile, but when it quit I could not get it working again. After another day of trying this and that, I got the HP 1012 to print once more. It has been working for two days and I am crossing my fingers. My solution was to install it as a HP Laserjet 1015 (Zenegraphics, Inc.), using the existing printer port labled DOT4_001 (Generic IEEE 1284.4 printing port). Please note that the standard HP Laserjet 1015 setting did not work. It had to be the one labled HP Laserjet 1015 (Zenegraphics, Inc.). I am not a computer genus, but when you stumble around long enough, sometimes you get lucky. I hope that this solution lasts and helps someone. I also bought a new HP Laserjet P1006 and had the same problem, but now that I got the 1012 working I am going to return it.
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05 Dec 2009   #17
nitram

Windows 7
 
 
Laserjet 1012 (x64) drivers

I read your post about the Zenegraphics drivers for the HP 1015. Can you please tell me where you found those drivers? I cannot locate them at all.

Looking forward to finding a solution to this problem.

N.
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06 Dec 2009   #18
vgergo

windows 7
 
 
Almost perfect solution

I managed to install the Vista 32bit drivers, but the printer preferences couldn't be accessed. They killed any program I tried to access them from. This was a problem to me, because sometimes I need to print 2 or 4 pages on one. Also it's nice if the print quality can be adjusted.

The solution was based on many of your comments. Here are the steps:

1. Install printer with Vista drivers (preferences still don't work)
2. In "Devices and Printers" click "Add a Printer"
3. Choose "Add a local printer"
4. Select existing "DOT4_001" port
5. Manufacturer=HP Printer="HP Laserjet 1015"
6. Make it default, share it if you want to

Here comes the triky part: no new printer appears under "Printers and faxes" instead: right clicking on the 1010 (or 1012) you can choose which printer you want to adjust. You can access the 1015 preferences (1010 preferences still generates an error). The However the 1015 preferences do have effect.

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vgergo (St. George Residence 5 star Luxury Boutique Hotel in Budapest, Hungary)
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06 Dec 2009   #19
OllieOctopus

Windows 7
 
 
HP 1012 printer problems using Windows 7

I have had several emails on installing the HP Laserjet 1012 as a HP Laserjet 1015 with the Zenographics, Inc. driver using Windows 7.

Here are the detailed instructions: go to Devices & Printers>Add a Printer>Add Local Printer>Use existing Port>Dot4_001 (Generic)>Install Printer>Manufacturer HP>Scroll down to HP Laserjet 1015>You will find two 1015's, (Microsoft) and (Zenographics, Inc)>Use HP 1015 (Zenographics, Inc.)>Next>Check on replace current driver>Printer Name (Whatever you want to call it)>Next>Install Printer. Before I started, I removed the HP 1012 installation to clear the slate. Note: Every once in a while the printer will give you an error message saying that this is an unsupported personality, or words to that effect. Just turn off the printer and when you turn it back on again, it will work once more.

I understand that it is caused by the printer going into a graphics mode if you are printing certain things that it considers graphics and then will not print normal text. Again, I am not a computer genus and I am sure that a lot of guys out there could explain the why's a lot better that I can. With that being said, my printer works just fine about 95% of the time. Contact HP and let them know how you feel about your printer NOT being supported using Windows 7. Do the following to contact the CEO of HP: www.HP.com>contact customer service> (bottom of page on the right)>E-mail HP>Other questions & feedback>Send message to CEO Mark Hurd. Good Luck!
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06 Dec 2009   #20
nitram

Windows 7
 
 
HP 1015 Zenegraphics

Thank you Ollie Octopus, for your informative post re: installing the HP 1015 Zenegraphics drivers in windows 7. I was pleased to read that they worked for you a majority of the time.

However, when I look for that driver file in Windows 7 (even after I have pressed the 'Windows Update' button several times), I still only have 1 driver file listed - and that is not the Microsoft labelled one either.

It seems that you are blessed with a different version of Windows 7 than I am that it includes this driver in your list. I wonder how I can avail myself of this driver file.

Thanks for your post. Nitram.
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