Solved - HP LaserJet 1000 for Vista


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If Vista no longer or hasn't been able to install your trusty Laser Jet 1000 printer driver, then you are not alone.

The solution is to connect a slower 1.0 USB Hub in between the LaserJet 1000 and Vista.

For my particular resolution a Belkin F5U021 USB Hub was the key to success.

Once the hub was connected, Vista expeditiously recognized and automatically installed the HP Laser Jet 1000 driver, created for

Printing to and from the Laser Jet 1000 is now as normal and proficient in Vista as it was for WinXP.

The chatter that Vista cannot recognize host based printers or the drivers may be misleading because it certainly cannot apply to my
Vista and HP Laser Jet 1000 scenario.


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Well, you got lucky, or else did something else beside use that hub. I
tried 2 different slower hubs and neither worked. I'm using Vista x64. Maybe
you're using the 32 bit version. Or else the difference is these were 1.1
hubs, not 1.0. Could that account for the difference? Anyway, please crow
less loudly, it didn't work for me.

Alan Morris [MSFT]

No 32bit print drivers are not loaded by the x64 spooler service for device
installs or rendering.

Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
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