i have an hp laserjet 1020 and my windows 7 is not recognizing it. I tried to install it manually but during the installation process appears a massage saying 'make sure the printer is connected'. After that the installation fails.... can anybody help? thanks
I have always had problems installing the HP LJ 1020. It was a mess with Vista and it's no better now. I downloaded the latest installation program and ran it with no luck. Then I was fiddling around and discovered the actual drivers in a temp folder. I went to system devices and told it to update drivers for the printer and directed it to the temp file. It worked.
I apologize for being so vague but I did it some time ago, didn't pay a lot of attention as I didn't expect it to work anyway. When I reinstall Windows7 I'll write down what I do.
thank you anyway! i agree with you that installing hp1020 drivers is a mess... I don't know why.... even if i have the installation disc i cant install those drivers. i have never used vista, but in xp i had not similar problems... Its a matter of time (i hope ) for microsoft to solve the problem....
I had HP 6122 deskjet. There is no dirver for this printer. So i downloaded 4 printers and drivers. I found one that worked but now I am not able to delete the ohter 3. Keep getting error message cannot delete printer in use. I get this message even when I remove the printer. I am not abe to remove the drivers/installation package. Can anybody help.
We are talking about 32Bit?
The Vista drivers for the LJ1020 worked for me. But you must extract the files to a folder and install the printer through the "update driver" option in the Device Manager. This is only something I remember from the early builds, so maybe the later Os releases have changed this ability. In the end, I decided I was totally commited to Windows 7 and invested in a more up to date model. Basic printers, even lasers, are so cheap today I honestly recommend that as you best option.