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Just recycling an olí HP LaserJet 1200 series PCL

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:14 AM

Windows XP Home; my long-hardworking HP Deskjet died, so I went by the computer recycle shop and picked up an "interim" monochrome so I can at least get basic docs happening; the shop lists it as "tested / works"; came home, plugged it in (USB), turned it on, went to Printers & Faxes, Add New Printer, and the icon is there with a little checkmark and "ready"; went through the WinXP driver update; but when I send a doc to print, the unit just sits there on my desk looking at me with a blank look ... (or maybe it's the other way 'round ...); went to HP, put in the model ## (C7044A) and came up with some drivers to download; tried that, but they only unzip and have about 15 docs, none of which is an .exe file, so don't know what the purpose of that download is.

Any ideas about how I can get this to print?

Many thanks.

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

if the files are. ini files they are the drivers. Go into printers and faxes and right click your printer. Select properties and the driver tab, click update driver and choose have disk. Point windows to the folder you unzipped the file to.
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