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Windows 7: HP Color Laserjet 2500 Windows 7 Network Install

06 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional (64)
HP Color Laserjet 2500 Windows 7 Network Install

Hello All,
I have been trying to install my old HP Color laserjet 2500 on my new Windows 7 machine without any success. The printer is connected to a server that my system connects to via a workgroup, not a domain network. I have tried both the post script driver and the pcl6 driver found at the link below.

Drivers & software for HP Color LaserJet 2500 Printer series - HP Support Center

Regardless of what driver I try, I get the message "No driver found. Windows cannot find a driver for the HP Color Laserjet PCL6 on the network. To locate one manually click ok, otherwise click cancel and consult your network administrator".

When I click ok, I navigate to the driver folder and click on prnhp001.inf which is the file the system seems to be looking for in the locate file dialog box. Then i get the error message "Windows cannot locate a suitable printer driver. Contact you administrator......"

Any help is greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2014   #2

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

My first question in such printer situations is whether the version of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit. Your link goes to the 64-bit page on HP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional (64)

Correct. I am running 64-bit Windows 7. The printer works flawlessly with the other XP computers in the workgroup.
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