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I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed.

I did steps from HP forums and those were:

  • Updated drivers to the host based driver on HP LaserJet 1000
  • Changed port on HP LaserJet 1000 DOS from file to USB
  • On Windows 7 x64 added a printer -> local printer -> entered a port name -> chose LJ 1100 MS drivers

And this should work but it doesn't. I include screenshots from my work. Maybe I missed something. //I can't upload images yet or posts many links

I'd be grateful if somebody could tell me what I did wrong. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I've just done it on my other machine with W7x64 and it worked. So there's something wrong with my system configuration but I don't know where to start.

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Connect the printer and try Windows update, in most cases it will automatically install needed drivers.It worked for me on HP Deskjet 3745

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FYI, HP LaserJet 1000 is not supported on Windows 7 so it won't work. – Kamil Sep 2 '13 at 11:48
What you mean by not supporting? No direct driver to download? – Harikrishnan Sep 2 '13 at 11:54
There is no driver for Windows 7. People tried KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 2430DL driver and for some it works but not for me. – Kamil Sep 2 '13 at 12:05
Actually There was no driver for HP Deskjet 3745 as well. The official driver was only for win XP. I got it working by windows update – Harikrishnan Sep 2 '13 at 14:07
Remembering back to my Citrix days.. What about using a generic driver like a HP LaserJet 4 or HP LaserJet 4? if you have to choose, try to go as low as possible with PCL, like PCL4, if possible.. PCL as high as 6 maybe OK, but if memory serves, you want as low as possible. – Leptonator Sep 12 '15 at 6:38

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