hp LaserJet 1012 Works with Vista Ultimate RTM

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by David A. Lessnau, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. I just wanted to let people know that, at least on my system, the hp
    LaserJet 1012 (1010 series) does work (at least basically) under Vista
    Ultimate RTM. I couldn't run the actual HP driver software since it faults
    almost immediately under Vista. Instead, I just turned on the printer and
    Vista looked for the drivers. It couldn't find any on its own, so I pointed
    it to HP's install CD. Vista then went through the motions of trying to get
    things installed, but failed at some point (I think it was due to the
    spooler). I then went into Device Manager, opened the "IEEE 1284.4
    compatible printer" structure and right-clicked on the identically named
    device underneath. I told it to Update the Driver Software and it did the
    rest on its own. The printer works fine (I haven't done anything esoteric
    with it, though).
    David A. Lessnau, Jan 5, 2007
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  2. I will add another supported printer.

    The HP Photosmart 2575 printer is supported under Vista both as USB and
    as a Network device. I have only heard positive reports about the USB
    and that it is fully functional under that mode. The remote scanning
    functions are not supported via TWAIN under Vista when you use it as a
    Network device. The printer does have a web-based interface so you can
    get to the scanning functions from there. When you have Vista search
    for a network printer it will not find it initially. You need to tell
    it that the printer wasn't on the list and give it either the ip address
    or the hostname of the printer. It will probe the printer and install
    the correct drivers afterwards.
    Robert Pendell, Jan 5, 2007
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  3. HP Laserjet 1000 does work, too. But in my case installation was
    somewhat tricky - one must install old drivers (in my case 5.51.0926 for
    Windows 2000), in W2k compatibility mode, and from built-in
    Administrator account. The printer work fine, even the DOS emulation
    driver was installed and correctly transfer print jobs from LPT to USB.
    Michal Kawecki, Jan 14, 2007
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