lj5000 sharing to win 7 64bit

Hewlett-packard Laserjet 5000 printer
May 16, 2011 at 03:01:05
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, core 2 duo/2gb
can anyone help me fix this

i have an lj5000 connected to a pc called printserver

its shared on the network and i can browse to it using \\printserver\lj5000

to get a driver installed for it i had to connect it locally using a 25pin to usb cable, so if its connected using the cable its like any other usb cable and prints ok

i want to get the pc to connect to the printserver over the network, if i browse to it using \\printserver\lj5000 i can connect to it then it asks for the driver, in xp i could view a list of preinstalled drivers and then i'd be ok to choose the right one

but win 7 64 bit just asks me for the driver and i dont know where to browse too on the pc to find it, any help appreciated


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May 16, 2011 at 04:06:56
Go to http://www.hp.com - Enter the product name / number. Be sure to check the additional information, like how to install the driver or troubleshooting guides. for more information........... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/57438-3-deskjet-1280-compatible-printer-driver-windows hope this helps you.

Good Luck!
Michel


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May 16, 2011 at 04:13:48

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#3
May 16, 2011 at 04:17:50
thanks i've already installed the driver and connected a usb cable to do a local install

the problem is when i try to connect to the shared printer on the pc that's hosting it

windows 7 on the client pc asks for the driver location, which is installed somewhere on the pc but unlike xp you cant click on "have disk"

i hope that claries the problem?


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