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Windows 8 Printer can't print anything.

  1. #11

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bozovich View Post
    Using the HP Plug & Play driver for W7 and P1006 works fine
    Joe is correct. I used the driver, but selected compatibility settings to Win 7 before installing. Works just fine.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8

    Similar issue, but more complicated here...

    I have the LJ1018... It successfully prints the test page, and prints from Notepad. But it CANNOT print from Chrome or Acrobat Reader? ... it shows up for those apps, but nothing happens if I try to print from them. Nothing even shoes up in the printer queue, even though the apps see the printer and don't indicate any errors.

    Followed these steps and it did resolve the problem.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit

    I did end up with some problems using the compatibility install. However, I've since installed HP's PCL6 Universal Printer Driver (UPD) for Windows 8. It works perfectly and allows access to all the HP P1006 formatting properties as well. I've been using it for weeks now and it is a good solution until HP decides if/when the HP P1006 is worth supporting. You can download it here.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by KSC View Post
    Windows 7 driver works fine, at least so far - why don't they tell us that! Instead HP just says "a windows 8 driver is coming"
    (Of note - I tried to follow pscowboys suggestion to (1) Remove HP 1006, (2) Download Windows 7 Driver and (3) right click setup - but I did not see a setup file - just a single .exe file (perhaps because I used the plug and play download?) Anyway - worked fine with following only steps 1 and 2

    >>>>I had issues with my HP AIO after moving from Win 7 to 8. HP told me to go to their site, enter my specific printer and there would be a download approx. 33MB. I think it was the driver site.
    I did and all including drivers works fine. It was a comprehensive download not just drivers as the entire printer was properly installed for Win 8.
    I hope you have the same experience in the future.
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