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  1. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #40

    I've found this forum good for HP product work-arounds and info:

    HP Business Support Center

    Even though it says business support, sounding like paid support, it is users of HP business class machines voluntarily trying to answer problems like on this board. Sometimes you can find info you won't get anywhere else. Someone may know a work-around for your printer situation.

    edit: btw, It requires free registration, but they will accept a hotmail email address.
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  2. Posts : 7
    Windows 7-64bit
       #41

    Response to MilesAhead


    Thanks, MilesAhead. I've already been on the business forum and there's lots of people there complaining about the same problem I have. Nobody has a solution short of changing over to Linux.

    PJ
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  3. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #42

    PackJac said:
    Thanks, MilesAhead. I've already been on the business forum and there's lots of people there complaining about the same problem I have. Nobody has a solution short of changing over to Linux.

    PJ
    Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you don't. My old HPs with Pentium 4 CPUs, that was the only place I could find out about how to control fan speed in the bios. The CPU was constantly halting under load. Somebody there told me about the "Easter Egg" to open that page of bios settings. Not in the manual.

    otoh when I asked how to find out what HD I have in my Vista64 PC with Raid controller, no luck. They kept telling me to use these SMART utilities when the Raid controller blocks access to the SMART info. It's hit and miss for sure. Still, it's good to bookmark.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 7-64bit
       #43

    Response to MilesAhead


    That's good advice, MilesAhead, and I'll keep checking into that website. I just found a possible solution, however. I gave my old Gateway with XP on it to my daughter; she says she doesn't need it anymore. Soooo, I'm going to see if I can hook up that old XP machine to my new Windows 7 machine and then connect the HP LaserJet 1000 to the XP machine - which I used before with the HP. I'm sure there's a way to do that somehow and it ought to work.

    Let me know if you know how to do this. That would save me some research time.

    PJ
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  5. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #44

    Usually simple file and printer sharing will do it. Just make sure the workgroup names on all the machines are the same.

    On the System Properties, there's a Computer Name Tab. If you go in there you can set the network name of the computer and the name of the workgroup. Vista and 7 use "WORKGROUP" by default.. but it doesn't matter that much as long as they are all the same. Whatever is already working, don't change. Just change the name on the machine you are adding to the network.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 7-64bit
       #45

    Thanks a lot. I'll do that and let you know how it goes. It will be a while since my daughter isn't the greatest at responding to my requests; typical growing independent kid. May be a few weeks.

    I also emailed Gregg Anderson, who writes for Smart Computing magazine, and asked him if he would address the issue in one of his articles. Perhaps, some entrepreneurial soul might write a driver for us less skilled LaserJet 1000 owners. He said he would do it.

    PJ
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Apr 2010 at 00:34. Reason: removed email address
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       #46

    Something isn't right. You say you can't change .msi files compatibility mode but thats what this guy on this page did and it is what I need to do to get the program to work:

    Installing ArcGIS 9.3 On Microsoft Windows 7 ? Updated! | geo.geek.nz
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  8. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #47

       Note

    Tutorial Update:

    Added Option Three to help show how to be able to set a program's Compatibility Mode through Registry Editor.

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  9. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #48

    PackJac said:
    Nope, doesn't work, Shawn. I downloaded drivers (tried a number of them besides the LaserJet 1000 - which is only an xp driver and not 64 bit - and while it looks like the driver installed, the printer would not work.

    This seems to be a universal problem with the LaserJet 1000 and Windows 7-64. Lots of other people - folks who love their LaserJet 1000s - are really upset at HP for not supporting their workhorse printers.

    PackJac
    Brink said:
    That stinks.

    Looks like it may be time for a new printer if they do not want to support new drivers for it.
    I have a HP PSC 2355, and at one time it did worked beautifully with the Vista driver, having full features with the printer when I got my new Dell computer. I never had to use the printer's CD that will only install up to Windows XP. But when I did a custom install of Windows 7 with the upgrade CD, it totally wiped out the Vista driver for my printer.

    you might want to check my thread, as according to TOS, I don't want to be posting the same thing here. But you can see the problems I ran into, and am seriously considering trying out the compatibility mode first, before I buy a new printer.

    about the HP's disregard for Windows 7 drivers....I wouldn't put it past them to get people to buy new printers...although some new printers will fit Windows 7, it's not easy to find new ones for this OS.
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 7-64bit
       #49

    Windows 7 driver for HP LaserJet 1000


    I gave up and bought a Brother HL-2140 laser printer for $70. It's actually better than the HP LaserJet, the ink is cheaper, and as a result I will never, ever purchase another HP printer. Their support is crappy and it turns out their printers are not as good, at least in my experience. Thanks, HP, for forcing me to try out someone else's product!
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