In the past, I've installed the drivers for my networked Laserjet 4050 in one of two ways:
- Downloading the "Install Network Printer Wizard" from HP's web site and running it
- Downloading the driver directly from the printer's web admin page and installing it myself
However, I'm having trouble with the former because the wizard refuses to run (it complains about a side-by-side configuration error -- various suggestions on HP's forums say that installing Visual C++ redistributables of various versions might help, but none of them have done the job for me), and I can't access the web admin page because its navigation is via unsigned java applets and the mechanism described in the answer to Run unsigned Java applets does not seem to work for me (I've added the printer's address to the exceptions list, but I still get an error about the applets being blocked for security reasons).
Is there another way of installing the correct driver for this printer?