hp laserjet 1020 installation error

#1
Hello,
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 :(
 


patrickt

Honorable Member
#2
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.
 


#3
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....
 


patrickt

Honorable Member
#4
It isn't a Microsoft problem. It's an HP problem. They don't seem inclined to fix it.
 


#5
if all you want to do is print, and i'm not saying this will work.

Try LJ3 or LJ4 drivers. In many cases these work where others don't
 


#6
i dont think that it is only an hp problem.... i have similar problems with installing my sound card drivers and some other programs... the installer stops working... thanks you all for helping me
 


#7
So has anyone found a fix to this problem?
I've looked through this forum and I can't find anything that works.
I need my printer working!
 


#8
Printer error with windows 7

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.

Thanks
 


RAK

Extraordinary Member
#9
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.
 


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