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Vistax64 w/ HP Laserjet 1000... anyone get this to work?

jason575

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Like the title says, I am trying to run an HP Laserjet 1000 on my 64-bit Vista, and haven't had any luck with it so far. An earlier post asked for help with a HP 1010 and I tried those methods and no luck there either.

Basically I'm looking for confirmation that my printer has been rendered useless, haha. Thanks for your time.
 

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Dzomlija

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Like the title says, I am trying to run an HP Laserjet 1000 on my 64-bit Vista, and haven't had any luck with it so far. An earlier post asked for help with a HP 1010 and I tried those methods and no luck there either.

Basically I'm looking for confirmation that my printer has been rendered useless, haha. Thanks for your time.
It would appear that you have fallen foul of HP's non-existant Vista support for their products. This is not the first case (either in this forum, or at work) that I've dealt with regarding Vista driver support from HP.

HP used to mean Hewlett Packard, but since Vista was relased, it should be renamed to Horribly Pathetic. They'd prefer you buy a new printer before they provide Vista drivers for their products.
 

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jason575

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Thanks Dzomlija,

I had a feeling, but just needed some confirmation. I must say that, being an owner of HP: desktops(2) , a laptop, 2 printers, and a digital camera, that this is quite disappointing. I hope the risk of losing long-time customers is worth the reward of getting a couple extra printer sales. What are some brands worth following these days? Dell, Sony, any suggestions?
 

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Dzomlija

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Thanks Dzomlija,

I had a feeling, but just needed some confirmation. I must say that, being an owner of HP: desktops(2) , a laptop, 2 printers, and a digital camera, that this is quite disappointing. I hope the risk of losing long-time customers is worth the reward of getting a couple extra printer sales. What are some brands worth following these days? Dell, Sony, any suggestions?
What I saer wasn't said with a smile, as I too used HP products alot, especially their printers.

I've since moved over to Canon, who provide some remarkable tech support when there are questions.

As far as computers are concerned, I build my own desktops, so I can't make any recommendations one way or another. Laptops? I've always been partial for Toshiba.
 

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    Memory
    2 x A-Data 2GB DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ATI Radeon HD 2400PRO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAHARA 21"
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x 80GB Seagate (I)
    2 x 120GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 200GB Seagate (I/S)
    2 x 250GB Seagate (I/S)
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    800W
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    Thermaltake Tai-Chi
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    Tai-Chi Water Cooler
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I tried both versions of the Universal Print Driver (new version 4.7) but they did not work. I also tried other remedies seen elsewhere: installing the 1000 drivers and ignoring error messages, trying drivers for the 5P and 6P, etc. Nothing works.

Imagine building a piece of hardware that still works after 4 years and not supporting it. What a load of junk.

They still support the printer I had before the 1000 (the LaserJet 5L). What sense does that make?

Some have suggested new printers are not so expensive. Well, most printers out there are inkjet and the cost is in the ink. My laserjet cartridges last about 2 years and cost $60. That must be why HP is discontinuing the printer. It works and doesn't cost users hundreds of dollars a year to operate.

So my new HP computer with Vista 64 bit now just cost me another $150-300 for a new printer. What a racket.
 
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alavan

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I just ran into this issue today after installing Vista x64. I found a LJ 1300 that is supported by HP with Vista drivers on Craigslist for $30. Apparently, these printers are not host-based (they have a built in processor). :)
 

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