Re: HP LASERJET 1000 - NO DRIVER
On Mon, 7 Sep 2009 07:00:34 -0400, "steve" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I recently purchased an Acer Aspire X1200 with Windows Vista 64 (Service
> pack 1) pre-installed. While recognizing my HP Laserjet 1000 printer, it
> does not accept the drivers from the disk with the printer and HP did not
> make a 64 bit driver available for that model. Searching the web, several
> solutions were proposed such as using a different driver or bypassing the
> requirement for a signature but other users indicated they did not work
> consistently nor did they work for me. Given that most of the suggestions
> were made in 2007, at this late date does anyone know of a solution or an HP
> 1000 driver developed by an individual brilliant techy to demonstrate to the
> world that David still exists and will prevail over Goliath every time.
This is one of the most common problems experienced by people who try
to use a 64-bit version of Windows (or even a newer version of 32-bit
Windows) with older printers and scanners. They can't get a driver for
their hardware. The manufacturers of the older printers and scanners
don't feel that it's worth their time and effort to develop new
drivers for older hardware they are no longer selling.
It is *always* a good idea to investigate driver availability before
going to a new version of Windows.
I'm afraid you're out of luck, and will almost certainly need to
replace your printer.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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