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Running Older HP Printers in Windows 7

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#1 EducatedGuess


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Hi, Everyone.  I have been warned by several computer friends that my home XP computers could be vulnerable and that I should upgrade to Windows 7.


Here’s my question: I love and run the old workhorse HP Laserjet 4’s and 5’s.  They are cheap and never break.  Does Windows 7 have the drivers for these old printers, and if not is there an app that can be loaded to run them in Windows 7?


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

Go to the link below,click on "Drivers, Software & Firmware" then enter your printer information to get the correct Win 7 drivers.

I used this link to make my old Photosmart C5180 compatible with Win 7.

They even had drivers to make it run on Win 8.


Edited by GB2064, 15 April 2014 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:30 PM

Also asked and answered here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/531153/running-laserjet-5-in-windows-7/

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