Installing HP LJ 1300 32 & 64 bit drivers
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 machine with an HP LaserJet 1300 attached. The printer drivers are built into Windows 7 so I'm able to install the printer by merely plugging the printer in via USB. I'd like to share that printer with some 32-bit Windows XP systems. I go to the printer properties sharing tab and click on Additional Drivers ..., select the checkbox for x86 and click on OK. It prompts me to enter the location where the drivers can be found. I point it to a directory where I've downloaded the XP 32-bit drivers and it comes back with "The specified location does not contain the driver hp LaserJet 1300 PCL 5 for the requested processor architecture" I'm kind of guessing since it is a Windows 7 system it wants the 32-bit Windows 7 drivers. However, you can't download LaserJet 1300 drivers for Windows 7 since they are built into the OS. So my question is, how can I get the 32-bit drivers loaded into my 64-bit Windows 7? I have a 32-bit Windows 7 DVD and a valid volume license for using them. I don't know how to extract them from the DVD though. Thanks for any help you can provide.
November 7th, 2012 4:07pm
Give a try to universal drivers and HP support. M PS:Though not an answer, but what if dedicated print server gives simpler solution?
November 7th, 2012 4:12pm
I'm not a big fan of universal drivers so I thought I'd install the printer on a 32-bit Windows 7 system and use the procedure Miles Zhang described in http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverprint/thread/371d844e-2d6e-48f5-b31c-61d53f1e242a. Oddly, 64-bit Windows 7 has drivers for a 1300 but 32-bit Windows 7 does not. Since it didn't have the drivers, I couldn't proceed. I used the universal drivers as Milos suggested and it worked perfectly. Thanks.
November 8th, 2012 5:08pm