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Unable to Add A Printer - No Drivers Found

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    pro 64bit wmc

    Unable to Add A Printer - No Drivers Found


    I have an old Laserjet 1012 that works on Windows 7 using Microsoft's Laserjet 3055 PCL driver. On Windows 8 when I select Add A Printer a Window open but after a moment there is a message that no printers were found.

    How can I access the printer driver that worked for Windows 7 so that I might give it a try?

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    nederland
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    windows 8 PRO 64bit


    u have to understand almost all hardware work with drivers..when u dont have to install driver yourself that means that windows wanted to make your life easy and itegrated the driver in the OS/Updates..
    look for the driver manually and install
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


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    Software & Driver Downloads HP LaserJet 1020 Printer | HP® Support


    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    HP is committed to providing the best product experience for the Windows 8 operating system.
    Today, a solution for your printer is not available for Windows 8. However, a driver update will be available in late 2012.
    HP aspires to provide the most up-to-date information on HP drivers and software. Please check back for updates.
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    I think I found the solution to adding Lasetjet models 1010, 1012 or 1015 to windows 8. A member of Notebook Review's forum posted instructions.

    Guide; How to add HP Laserjet 1010 / 1012 / 1015 Printer to Windows 8

    I did have to select a USB port because the DOT4 port was not available for some reason.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Whiznot View Post
    I think I found the solution to adding Lasetjet models 1010, 1012 or 1015 to windows 8. A member of Notebook Review's forum posted instructions.

    Guide; How to add HP Laserjet 1010 / 1012 / 1015 Printer to Windows 8

    I did have to select a USB port because the DOT4 port was not available for some reason.
    I bookmarked this, so it probably worked before. But now it doesn't. It doesn't work. Also I don't have a DOT4 or an USB option appearing...

    Edit:
    Mega fail... I didn't have the printer connected.

    By the way is anyone else experiencing abnormally slow printing? I probably didn't do something correctly, because it worked faster in the previous windows instance. (It was also slow before that...)
    Last edited by avada; 17 Mar 2016 at 07:31.
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    Windows 8.1


    Didn't anyone experience slow printing?
    Should I try something else instead of dot4?
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