HP Laserjet 2300 driver for 64 bit Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just set up a new Windows 7 PC -64 bit and tried to add two HP laser printers.
    A 2300d  with a serial/ethernet print server plugged in and a 2015dn with an HP ethernet card.

    HP doesnt seem to have any any 64 bit drivers for Windows 7; I tried their web site but it just goes around in circles when I try to follow the links to download a driver.

    After updating the Windows drivers list I found some new drivers for HP printers that ween't there before, but no 2015d. I picked a 2100 and it didn't work. Itried a universal driver and that seems to work, but I 'm not sure if all features work yet.

    The HP 2300 does not work at all- no printer information appears in properties and no printing occurs.

    Does anyone know where I can get a 64 bit windows rriver for the HP 2015dn and 2300d?


    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:51 PM

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    Did you try this HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5 x64 for HP LaserJet 2300? Also, it is recommended contact HP Support and see if the they can provide the driver directly.


    Also, here is an HP website to check driver automatically: HP Instant Support - Driver Check





    Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:40 AM
  • Hi Linda,

    I just tried that driver and - no printing.

    I tried the link for driver check but after I enter the administrator name and password severaltimes when it asks, it finally says windows blocked the program because it is untrusted!

    The HP support web site goes around in circles tryoing to find the download for a 64 bit driver, so I will have to try phoning them,




    Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:34 PM
  • Hi Vegan Fanatic,

    THis is brand new from Dell with Windows 7 pre-installed.

    I tried letting the Add printer wizard contact Microsoft update and several new printers appeared in the HP list, but NOT the 2015dn although sveral 2300 variations.  For the 2300d I tried selecting a 2300 PCL6 but it didnt print.

    I have since tried a Universal driver from HP which thet say supprts the 2000 series but no joy.

    With a universal driver the 2015dn did print yesterday but now the user cannot print again.

    No listed driver specifically says 2015dn.

    I tried phoning HP but could only leave a message-they haven't called me back. So much for HP support You buy professional laser printers from them and they don't help when Microsoft changes its OS.   MIcrosoft figures its HP's problem.


    Friday, April 23, 2010 1:44 PM
  • Hi Pilotmp

    I am just about to upgrade to W7 64 bit and wanted to check that my HP2300dn would still have a driver. I wasn't convinced by the HP driver page so googled a bit and found this microsoft compatibility page. It states that 7 64 is compatible and offers a free download to ensure that the 2300dn will work.


    The compatibility centre also shows that the 2300d is compatible with the 64 bit version of 7 (see link below)


    I first posted here that it wasn't compatible as I hadn't checked the 64 bit tab on the page - sorry about that.  I have since edited this post.

    Sunday, April 25, 2010 11:16 AM
  • I managed to fix this... As follows...

    This is for HP 2300d installed on USB on a Windows XP PC and then shared on a LAN. The Windows 7 machine wants to use this remote printer, but the Add Printer wizard refuses to install it as it can't find a driver - even if you visit HP can download the Universal driver.


    1. Plug the printer directly into the Windows 7 PC.

    2. Allow Windows 7 to locate and install a driver - I had to use the Troubleshooter and allow a search on Windows Update. Once installed, print something to test.

    3. Unplug the printer from the Windows 7 PC and then plug it back into the Windows XP machine. Remember to use the same USB socket the printer was originally plugged into - or you may get another 2300d detected and installed on the XP machine.

    4. Assuming the 2300d is shared from within XP you now need to browse the network using Windows Explorer. When you see the shared printer, click the right mouse buton on it and select 'Make shortcut' - a shortcut should appear on the decktop.

    5. Right click on the desktop shortcut and click properties. The Target box should be hightlighted, so click on it and select copy.

    6. Open the Devices and Printer panel. The 2300d you installed via USB will still exist even though the pritner has been returned to the XP machine. Richt click on it and the click 'Printer Properties'.

    7. Click the Ports tab.

    8. Click 'Add port', then click 'Add local port', when the 'Enter Port Name' box appears, paste in the Shortcut target information and click next.

    9. Click OK or Apply until all the boxes have gone.

    You should now have a working printer!

    Windows 7 thinks its a local printer, but you have redirected it to the LAN shared printer.

    Hope this helps.

    • Proposed as answer by Nic Bunting Monday, April 26, 2010 11:52 AM
    Monday, April 26, 2010 11:50 AM
  • Thanks to Nic, but our printer has a parallel print server device attached to the LAN,  and is not classed as Shared.


    Is it just me or do al HPs links go around in circles?

    When I go to the compatibility page you linked to (the top link), it sfor a 2300dn; I selected a 2300d and 64 bit then followed the link "Free download required". It takes me to the HP driverpage I found before.

    I selct Windows 7 64 bit and it goes:


    On this page, under the 'Driver'  heading, I click "Obtain software" on the right edge and it only takes me to anther page with a table and a lot of Xs in a grid. Under all tyhat there is a link that says "Download and install the print driver www.hp.com

    ...and that takes me alll the way out to a generic HP starter page !!

    So where is the driver download???




    Monday, April 26, 2010 3:28 PM
  • Please try downloading the driver from Windows Update directly. You can find the driver HERE. Find the driver for Windows 7 and see if the issue can be resolved.


    Also, you can refer to the suggestions provided by HP to check the result:


    Setup, install, and configure


    Troubleshoot a problem



    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:55 AM
  • Hi Linda,

     Thank you; unfortunately when I click your link that says 'find the driver HERE', it takes me to a Microsoft Update page, where my whole IE8 immediately crashes- i.e. I see the update page for a second then EVERY tab in IE8 converts to an error page.

    I then can't go back to the previous page either; I must restart IE8 and sign in again.




    Thursday, May 6, 2010 5:28 PM

    I've been trying to get a new Windows 7 64-bit PC to print to a LJ 2300 on a print server running Windows XP.  For almost 2 months I've tried many things.

    The main problem seems to be that the LJ 2300 is nowhere in the inf files that come with the Universal printer driver.  Yes, the one that you get from the LJ 2300 driver page on hp.com.  I was thinking of taking a similar printer like the LJ 2420 and duplicating all the entries, renaming 2420 to 2300 everywere.

    Your fix worked.  I thought about the local/network idea you have here ... but didn't know how to make it work. 


    Monday, February 7, 2011 12:48 AM
  • try this hp LaserJet 2300 printer driver . maybe solved.
    • Proposed as answer by wpape Monday, May 23, 2011 6:11 PM
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 7:52 PM
  • I was able to connect to the HP laserjet 2300 printer (networked) using the driver on this page: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=ds-36028-2&mode=4&idx=2&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=238800



    Monday, May 23, 2011 6:12 PM
  • I have a  similar problem with LaserJet 2300 printer driver for Win7, it can not support two-sided printing automatically. It only allow manually. But my another PC with XP system could printing two-sided automatically.

    Why there is different with drivers among the 2 operation system?

    Friday, May 4, 2012 9:03 PM
  • Hi, I can find and worked this HP Laserjet 2300 driver for Windows 7 64bit.
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:10 PM