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

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Old 03-26-2010
Stephen @ ZennHAUS
 

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

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Old 03-27-2010
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Re: WIndows 7 x64, USB-Parallel Cable and HP Laserjet 6P Printing Issue
In article <FAF874E5-1166-4902-BE3B-F5AFD1A2D1FB@microsoft.com>,
stephen.huisman@zennhaus.com says...
>
> 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.


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.

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