HP LaserJet 1100 on Windows 7 64 bit
Hi, I'm using a LJ 1100 printer on Windows 7 with the LaserJet 1100 (MS) driver. There does not seem to be a way to perform double sided printing (manual) as I could with the driver on Windows XP. Anybody know of a way to do this?
September 11th, 2011 12:45am

Here is the link to the fully functional driver for the HP LJ 1100. If that does not work, I suggest contacting HP Support to see if it can be done another way.If you found this post helpful, please "Vote as Helpful". If it answered your question, remember to "Mark as Answer". Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP [Blog] Engineering Efficiency | [Twitter] @Rich_Prescott | [Powershell GUI] Client System Administration toolkit
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September 11th, 2011 1:12am

Have you tried the Vista software package? You may need to use compatibility mode to imstall it. The driver for Vista is like the one for Windows 7- included in the OS. John, why a non-HP printer? This problem doesn't seem to be limited to HP printers, but covers all older printers, no matter what the make. It's called "planned obsolescence" (or "capitalism") LOL. Nobody wants you to use a perfectly good printer (or anything else) forever. I had an older HP office printer that worked just great from Windows 3.11 through Windows ME. Then, with the advent of WinXP, no HP drivers could be found. Since it still worked great (they were built like Abrams tanks back then), I donated it to a local charity. Since that time, it seems most printers are cheaply made from the cheapest materials possible. The 2355 I had was a decent AIO, but I had to make sure it was on a perfectly flat surface or the scanner would jam. I found the 3050 I have now on sale for $59US with a $10US Wal-Mart card. It would almost be cheaper to buy a new one than to replace the ink cartridges in it :-) But, I digress. Good luck with whatever choice you happen to make. SC Tom
September 11th, 2011 11:52am

Have you tried the Vista software package? You may need to use compatibility mode to imstall it. The driver for Vista is like the one for Windows 7- included in the OS. I meant the package here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=14925&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25470&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2093 I admit that I have no idea whether it adds any features to basic printing. It may be of no help at all.
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September 11th, 2011 1:08pm

Hi Tom, Because in my experience, Ive had HP pull that stunt with me twice and I cannot keep rewarding them. I see HP is high on your list too. :-) One of the reasons I chose HP to begin with is because I thought they would stand behind their product. That reason appears to be unfounded. Ive found Canon, for example, to be much better at supporting their products for example, they actually maintained full compatibility with Windows 7 x64 for their CanoScan 8800F scanner originally under XP. I am not in the business of buying peripherals every few years because a vendor wants to make money. Ive already ordered my next printer from Canon... maybe Ill be disappointed, but I wont know until I try. :-) John "SC Tom" wrote in message news:21371250-d0ad-47f2-b4e7-5bf601807657... John, why a non-HP printer? This problem doesn't seem to be limited to HP printers, but covers all older printers, no matter what the make. It's called "planned obsolescence" (or "capitalism") LOL. Nobody wants you to use a perfectly good printer (or anything else) forever. I had an older HP office printer that worked just great from Windows 3.11 through Windows ME. Then, with the advent of WinXP, no HP drivers could be found. Since it still worked great (they were built like Abrams tanks back then), I donated it to a local charity. Since that time, it seems most printers are cheaply made from the cheapest materials possible. The 2355 I had was a decent AIO, but I had to make sure it was on a perfectly flat surface or the scanner would jam. I found the 3050 I have now on sale for $59US with a $10US Wal-Mart card. It would almost be cheaper to buy a new one than to replace the ink cartridges in it :-) But, I digress. Good luck with whatever choice you happen to make. SC Tom
September 11th, 2011 8:15pm

Let us know how it goes with the Canon. We had a couple Canon printers at work, and I was happy enough with their quality and company support. I think HP still makes a good printer; just not as good as they used to be. But from experience, I'd be just as happy with a Canon as I am with my current HP. SC Tom
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September 11th, 2011 10:33pm

Thanks Tom... will do. I guess it will be interesting to see the support when Windows 8 comes out.... "SC Tom" wrote in message news:6af5a970-e790-482f-bad1-9f0a7221c1b6... Let us know how it goes with the Canon. We had a couple Canon printers at work, and I was happy enough with their quality and company support. I think HP still makes a good printer; just not as good as they used to be. But from experience, I'd be just as happy with a Canon as I am with my current HP. SC Tom
September 11th, 2011 11:10pm

Hi Rich, Thank you for your post, I appreciate it. The link you sent basically says that the driver is included in Windows 7 and tells you how to install. Thats the HP LaserJet 1100 (MS) driver which doesnt seem to support manual duplexing or I just cant figure it out. Ive posted to the HP forum, maybe somebody will reply there. "Rich Prescott" wrote in message news:3499f9eb-c210-48a5-86af-6470bcf94ecf... Here is the link to the fully functional driver for the HP LJ 1100. If that does not work, I suggest contacting HP Support to see if it can be done another way. If you found this post helpful, please "Vote as Helpful". If it answered your question, remember to "Mark as Answer". Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP [Blog] Engineering Efficiency | [Twitter] @Rich_Prescott | [Powershell GUI] Client System Administration toolkit
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September 13th, 2011 5:54am

In most programs that you print from, such as WordPad, Word, Notepad, etc., there is an option to print pages 1,3,5,7 then put the paper back through and print pages 2,4,6, or to print odd, then even-numbered pages. I had to do that on my old HP PSC2355v. Even on my new(er) wireless HP DeskJet 3050, there's no "manual duplex" setting, even with the HP full-featured driver and updates from HP. SC Tom
September 13th, 2011 3:41pm

Hi Tom, Thanks for your reply. I dont appear to have this option in Notepad. For page range, I can only specify All Wordpad will allow my to specify pages 1 3 5 7 enumerated for each odd page in the document... sounds tedious for large documents. Finally, Word does have manual duplexing option which would take the place of the print driver handling it. A little research shows that Print odd page, Print even page is a feature of the HP DeskJet 3050 print driver, their way of doing manual duplexing. The LaserJet 1100 feature was nice in that there was a consistent interface across all applications to do this you could even make it the default for all print jobs. I guess its time to get a new non-HP printer. John "SC Tom" wrote in message news:2eec773e-baa7-4cc7-a24e-fcb593e510d0... In most programs that you print from, such as WordPad, Word, Notepad, etc., there is an option to print pages 1,3,5,7 then put the paper back through and print pages 2,4,6, or to print odd, then even-numbered pages. I had to do that on my old HP PSC2355v. Even on my new(er) wireless HP DeskJet 3050, there's no "manual duplex" setting, even with the HP full-featured driver and updates from HP. SC Tom
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September 13th, 2011 4:37pm

Have you tried the Vista software package? You may need to use compatibility mode to imstall it.
September 13th, 2011 8:49pm

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