WIndows 7 x64, USB-Parallel Cable and HP Laserjet 6P Printing Issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Stephen @ ZennHAUS, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Hi All,

    I have a new PC running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) and an HP LaserJet 6P. The
    HP website says there are drivers for Windows 7 (x64) available through
    Windows Update. However, there drivers available there are for x86, AMD64
    and IA64; all of which generate an error saying:

    "The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for
    your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to
    work with Windows for x64 based systems."

    I have not been able to find the appropriate drivers for x64 based systems.

    Windows will not automatically detect the printer because the motherboard (a
    Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H) does not have a parallel port and so I have connected
    a USB-Parallel cable (UE-PA15CC). Windows detects and installs a driver for
    the cable, listing it as USB Printing Support in the Devices and Printers
    Control Panel. It also adds two USB Printing Support Ports.

    So, I guess the main thing here is does anyone know if I can get an HP
    LaserJet 6P driver for Windows 7 x64 and if so, where?

    The rest of the issue may sort itself out from there but if you have any
    more tips, I would be greatful.

    Cheers

    Stephen @ ZennHAUS
     
    Stephen @ ZennHAUS, Mar 26, 2010
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  2. Does the printer model show up when you use Add Printers and go through
    the manufacturer and model list? Also, it is a PCL printer, and some
    older or other models should generally work.

    It could even help to use an add-on parallel port card instead of the
    USB converter.
     
    Andrew Rossmann, Mar 27, 2010
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