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#1 User is offline   wtf666 

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

i have a color laserjet 1500l printer from HP and i just bought an HP Pavilion laptop but HP nolonger supports printer drivers for windows 7 and I wondering if there is a way around this.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

Can you update the driver in Device Manager with a generic PCL6 one?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

View Postwtf666, on 10 November 2012 - 07:13 PM, said:

i have a color laserjet 1500l printer from HP and i just bought an HP Pavilion laptop but HP nolonger supports printer drivers for windows 7 and I wondering if there is a way around this.


You might see if this helps:

http://h30499.www3.h...73#.UJ8bKuOe_UM

The other option would be to try the HP "universal" PCL6 (or maybe postscript if your printer supports postscript) driver:

http://h20000.www2.h...nvOID=4062#1130
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

One thing that HP has been consistent with over the years with their Laserjet series printer (except the host based series) is that you can install any Laserjet as any other Laserjet. If you find a driver for any HP color laserjet in Windows 7 (I know it has one for the CLJ 2605 for I have one) then it should work. Or, as smax013 has mentioned, you can use the HP Universal driver. They have one for PCL6 and may still have one for PCL5e although I am not sure. I can remember the cries of no drivers when Vista first came out, but the Universal driver set supports all Laserjets back to the Laserjet II (ca 1984).

At work for years I had a Laserjet 4000+ on the table behind me, but there was a fixed asset application that was run off the corporate computer and in order to print we had to install the printer as an older Laserjet, and it worked just beautifully.

Smax013 provided the links to the 32bit software, but if you would rather have the 64bit version, here is the link:
HP 64bit Universal Printer Drivers

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

At school, they have a lot of Laserjet 1100s and 1200s from 2000 or earlier under Windows 7 64-bit using the PCL5e and PCL6 drivers without issues. (often automatically installed) The 1100s even work with USB>Parallel adapters. (those are old enough to not have USB) And yet Canon couldn't be bothered to provide a 64-bit driver for my D680... (which is why I haven't bought a Canon printer since)
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