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HP Laserjet 1100 In Windows 7 x64 install

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  • I am looking to install my old HP laserjet 1100 in Win 7. I have this printer attached to my PC through a BD25 to USB adapter. None of the drivers I have downloaded have worked. I keep getting the error that windows have found software for your hardware but is unable to install correctly. I have turned off the Digital signing option in GP Edit.  Any ideas?
    Wednesday, April 07, 2010 5:30 AM

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  • Hi,

    Based on my research, there isn't Windows 7 compatible driver released currently on HP site. But I found the Windows 7 64bit driver in Microsoft Update Catalog.

    You can also try installing Windows Vista 64bit driver in Windows Vista compatibility mode.

    1. Download the Windows Vista 64bit driver from the following site:

    HP LaserJet 1100 Printer series

    Please note: we provide the third party link to download the relevant driver for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.

    2. Install the driver under Windows Vista compatibility mode.

    1) Right click on the exe file for driver and click Properties.
    2) Click on the Compatibility tab.
    3) Select “Run this program in compatibility mode for.”
    4) Choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) from the drop down list.
    5) Select “Run this program as an administrator” option under the Privilege Level topic.
    6) Click Apply, click OK.
    7) Please double click on the exe file again.

    Dale

    Friday, April 09, 2010 2:03 AM
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  • thats2odd,

    From the HP Site:

    Category 3 - Windows 7 print driver available
    LaserJet model specific printer drivers are currently available within the Windows 7 operating system. Installation of these drivers can be performed via Devices and Printers , formerly known as the Add Printer Wizard .

    NOTE:  If the model specific driver that you are looking for does not appear in the list of available printers, clicking the Windows Update button underneath the list of available printers may provide additional drivers to choose from. Requires opt-in to Microsoft Windows Update and internet connection.

    For Multifunction and All-In-One LaserJet products, your product may have additional scan and fax software available at www.hp.com .
    HP wants to make sure you have the most up-to-date information on the drivers and software for your HP products. Click here to register for HP Subscriber’s Choice. You will be notified when additional drivers become available.

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=3463669&prodTypeId=18972&objectID=c01856597#category3

    So attach the printer to your windows 7 machine.
    Search for new updates and look if there are optional updates aviable for your printer.

    Kind Regards
    DFT



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    Wednesday, April 07, 2010 7:41 AM
  • Hi,

    Based on my research, there isn't Windows 7 compatible driver released currently on HP site. But I found the Windows 7 64bit driver in Microsoft Update Catalog.

    You can also try installing Windows Vista 64bit driver in Windows Vista compatibility mode.

    1. Download the Windows Vista 64bit driver from the following site:

    HP LaserJet 1100 Printer series

    Please note: we provide the third party link to download the relevant driver for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.

    2. Install the driver under Windows Vista compatibility mode.

    1) Right click on the exe file for driver and click Properties.
    2) Click on the Compatibility tab.
    3) Select “Run this program in compatibility mode for.”
    4) Choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) from the drop down list.
    5) Select “Run this program as an administrator” option under the Privilege Level topic.
    6) Click Apply, click OK.
    7) Please double click on the exe file again.

    Dale

    Friday, April 09, 2010 2:03 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi

     

    When i try to install my laserjet 1100, throw windows update button in the add printer wizard I get the following error:

     

    Controlador de impressora não foi instalado. Não foi possível concluir a operação. (erro 0x00003afc)

    Translation:

    Printer controller was not installed. The operation was not possible to finish. (error 0x00003afc)

     

    It seems to do this with every downloaded driver from windows update since I tried other drivers and the error is the same.

    I can install with no problems other printer drivers native on windows 7 64bit, for example: HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL 5, but unfortunately it doesn't work for the 1100.

    My sistem is:

    Win7 Home premium 64bit  (Portuguese)

     

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:54 PM
  • I have the same problems with my laserjet 1100 under Windows7 64bit and usb adapter.

    I have several times tryed to download the 64bit Vista-driver, but I can not managed that.

    Do You now a other way to cat that driver?

    I hope You can help me with that.

     

    MeinieH

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:40 PM
  • Anyone who says there is no driver for the HP 1100 on a Win 7 machine is wrong.  I'm running Win 7 and I'm using my HP 1100A everyday.  Here's the problem.  I installed that printer over a year ago and the update feature in the "install printer" function worked back then.  It doesn't work any more on the Win 7 I'm trying to set up now, from which I am inferring that MS just shut it off deliberately to make it unavailable.  We have these printers on every desk in our office and each one has the copier attachment.  I have tried extracting the drivers out of my own terminal; but, that doesn't work either.  I don't have a solution.  Downloading the Vista driver from MS's website doesn't work anymore either.  Talk about a conspiracy.  Mulder should look into this.
    Monday, October 17, 2016 6:21 PM
  • I know this is an old thread; but, I hope it helps someone.  I'll check back here from time to time in case anyone has any questions or comments.  Okay, this is an update from last Thursday.  Absolutely, positively, there is a way to install the HP LaserJet 1100 on a Win 7 64 bit OS.  I just did it, albeit after a week.  Nothing I read on the Internet has worked.  Driverextractor.com didn't work.  The .cab files from MS didn't work.  Here's what worked.  Connected the printer through a USB cable.  I went to Device Manager and the printer was detected under "Other".  Ordinarily, printers don't show up in Device Manger after the drivers are installed and working.  I clicked "Other" to expand it and then I right clicked the printer icon and selected "Update Driver Software".  What comes next won't work for everyone, which will become obvious as you read further.  The computer I'm installing the printer on is part of an office network; so, to update (install) the "driver software", I followed a path over our network to my own computer that had the same printer working.  I'm the network administrator; so, I had all the necessary share privileges for access.  The path was as follows:  "network\me\c\windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository".  Just select "FileRepository" but don't open it and don't select anything inside it.  If there's an option to select or include "subfolders", do it.  Then I clicked "Next" and it started grinding away.  After a couple minutes, I got the "...successfully installed..." message.  I don't remember the exact syntax.  I couldn't believe it worked; so, I looked in "Devices and Printers" and the 1100 icon was there.  I even looked in "Add a Printer" and it was there too.  Lastly, I opened and printed the first .txt doc that I could find and it (unbelievably) worked.  If you don't have the network option that I have, you should be able to copy that "FileRepository" folder from any Win 7 machine or hard drive that has a working LaserJet 1100 installed.  I checked the size of mine and it's a little over 1 gig.  That would fit on most any thumb drive.  I think a better way to install this printer is through an HP Jetdirect 300x.  You can get those for cheap on EBay.  I like it because you can use the original parallel printer cable instead of the USB to Centronix converter cable.  This also allows the printer to be anywhere because it's connected to your network through an Ethernet switch or router.  It took a while to figure out how to get it to work; but, now it's working.
    • Edited by Rushard Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:23 AM
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:23 AM
  • Thanks for coming back with the update. It doesn't seem so long ago that I too was able to install a Win 7 x64 driver for the LaserJet 1100 using Windows Update where the printer was listed as "HP LaserJet 1100 (MS)"- but, as you say, no longer. (On checking I see I installed it in February 2016.)

    I haven't yet figured out how to use your method in the situation where my LJ 1100 has no USB port, only an LPT which is connected to a Print Server. It is happily installed to operate via this server on another PC running Windows 7. At least you've given me some clues, including the fact that the correct driver is sitting a mere few feet away if I can only find out how to access it. (Of course it won't show up in Device Manager because it's got the print server interposed between it and the new computer on which I want to install it.)

    You've certainly saved me hours of fruitless jumping around useless web links and for that I'm very grateful.

    Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:38 AM
  • To install the driver when using a print server do this:

    Add a printer, Network printer, Enter the TCP port of your print server and point to the driver when asked.

    That will usually work, but if it doesn't use this alternative method:-

    1. Add the printer using a local port like LPT1 and installing the driver.
    2. Open the printer properties, select the Ports tab, Add Port, Standard TCP/IP Port and enter the IP address of your print server.


    • Edited by GTS-NJ Sunday, December 11, 2016 5:30 PM
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 5:30 PM