May 112012
 

Sometimes you have to support older devices. Sometimes doing so is painful with newer equipment. My latest problem was with Windows 7 32 bit and a HP LaserJet 4000TN. I was trying to set up a TCP/IP connection, but Windows 7 did not have the drivers. If windows update works for you, press windows update and the driver will be in the list. This is clearly the easiest way to install it. Unfortunately for me, something wonky is keeping me from downloading the driver list from windows update, so I did it manually. This is also very helpful for an offline install of the printer.

Open IE and go to the microsoft windows update catalog. This is Internet Explorer 6 and later ONLY.
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/

Search for the printer you want. In my case it was “HP LaserJet 4000” without the quotes. Exactly what I want, at the top of the list!

Title - Microsoft driver update for HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL 5
Products - Windows 7,Windows Driver Testing Client
Classification - Drivers (Printers)

I went through adding it to the basket, clicking view basket, and downloading. I found the folder “Microsoft driver update for HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL 5” with the file X86-all-4189_1228a7cf7b1aac21346b20cb6e21db409dde9e72.cab and extracted the cab file to a flash drive using my favorite compression tool, 7zip. http://www.7-zip.org/

From here i was able to use “have disk” to install the driver.

I think I’ll keep a copy of this around. It supports many more printers. I’ve extracted a list from the prnhp001.Inf and included it below.

Advertisement:
"HP 2500C Series Printer"
"hp business inkjet 1000"
"hp business inkjet 1200"
"HP Business Inkjet 2200/2250"
"HP Business Inkjet 2200/2250 PS"
"HP Business Inkjet 2200/2250 (HPA)"
"HP Business Inkjet 2230/2280"
"HP Business Inkjet 2230/2280 PS"
"HP Business Inkjet 2230/2280 HPA"
"HP Business Inkjet 2250 (PCL5C)"
"HP Business Inkjet 2300 PCL 5"
"HP Business Inkjet 2300 PS"
"HP Business Inkjet 2600 PCL 5"
"HP Business Inkjet 2600 PS"
"HP Business Inkjet 2800 PCL 5"
"HP Business Inkjet 2800 PS"
"HP Business Inkjet 3000 PCL 5"
"HP Business Inkjet 3000 PCL6"
"HP Business Inkjet 3000 PS"
"hp color inkjet cp1700"
"HP Color LaserJet 2500 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 2500 PS"
"hp color LaserJet 2550 PCL 5"
"hp color LaserJet 2550 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 2605/2605dn/2605dtn PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 2800 Series PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 3000"
"HP Color LaserJet 3000 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 3700 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 3700 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 3800"
"HP Color LaserJet 3800 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 4500 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 4500 PCL6"
"HP Color LaserJet 4500 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 4550 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 4550 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 4550 PCL6"
"HP Color LaserJet 4550 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 4600 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 4600 PCL6"
"HP Color LaserJet 4600 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 4650 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 4650 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 4700"
"HP Color LaserJet 4700 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 4730 mfp "
"HP Color LaserJet 4730 mfp PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 5/5M PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 5500 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 5500 PCL 6"
"HP Color LaserJet 5500 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 5550 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 5550 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 8500 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 8550 PCL"
"HP Color LaserJet 8550-PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 9500 mfp PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 9500 mfp PS"
"HP Color LaserJet 9500 PCL 5"
"HP Color LaserJet 9500 PS"
"HP Color LaserJet Family Driver PCL5"
"HP cp1160"
"HP DeskJet 1000C"
"HP DeskJet 1120C"
"HP DeskJet 1125C"
"HP DeskJet 1220C"
"HP DeskJet 340"
"HP DeskJet 340 (Monochrome)"
"HP DeskJet 350"
"HP DeskJet 350 (Monochrome)"
"HP Deskjet 3500 Series"
"hp deskjet 3600 series (LIDIL)"
"HP Deskjet 3740 Series (LiDiL)"
"HP Deskjet 3840 Series (LiDiL)"
"HP Deskjet 3920/3940"
"HP DeskJet 400"
"HP DeskJet 400 (Monochrome)"
"HP DeskJet 420"
"HP Deskjet 450"
"HP Deskjet 460 Series"
"HP DeskJet 500"
"HP DeskJet 500C"
"HP Deskjet 5400 Series"
"hp deskjet 5550 series (HPA)"
"hp deskjet 5600 series (HPA)"
"HP Deskjet 5700 Series (HPA)"
"HP Deskjet 5900 Series"
"HP DeskJet 600"
"HP DeskJet 600 (Monochrome)"
"HP DeskJet 610C"
"HP DeskJet 612C"
"HP DeskJet 615C"
"HP DeskJet 640C/642C/648C"
"HP Deskjet 6500 Series"
"HP DeskJet 660C"
"HP DeskJet 660Cse"
"HP Deskjet 6800 series"
"HP DeskJet 690C"
"HP DeskJet 691C"
"HP DeskJet 693C"
"HP Deskjet 6940 series"
"HP DeskJet 694C"
"HP DeskJet 695C"
"HP DeskJet 697C"
"HP Deskjet 6980 series"
"HP DeskJet 710C"
"HP DeskJet 720C"
"HP DeskJet 812C"
"HP DeskJet 815C"
"hp deskjet 816c"
"HP DeskJet 820Cse"
"HP DeskJet 820Cxi"
"HP DeskJet 830C/832C"
"HP DeskJet 840C/841C/842C/843C"
"hp deskjet 845c"
"HP DeskJet 870C"
"HP DeskJet 870Cse"
"HP DeskJet 870Cxi"
"HP DeskJet 882C"
"HP DeskJet 890C"
"HP DeskJet 895Cse"
"HP DeskJet 895Cxi"
"hp deskjet 920c"
"HP DeskJet 930C/932C/935C"
"hp deskjet 940c"
"hp deskjet 948c"
"HP DeskJet 950C/952C/959C"
"HP DeskJet 955C"
"HP DeskJet 957C"
"hp deskjet 960c"
"HP DeskJet 970Cse"
"HP DeskJet 970Cxi"
"HP Deskjet 9800 Printer"
"hp deskjet 980c"
"hp deskjet 990c"
"HP Deskjet F300 Series"
"hp digital copier 410"
"HP LaserJet 1015"
"HP LaserJet 1100 (MS)"
"HP LaserJet 1150"
"HP LaserJet 1160"
"HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 1200 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 1220 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 1220 Series PS"
"hp LaserJet 1300 PCL 5"
"hp LaserJet 1300 PCL 5"
"hp LaserJet 1320 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 2100 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2100 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2100 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2200 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 2300 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2300 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 2300L PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2300L PS"
"HP LaserJet 2410 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2410 PS"
"HP LaserJet 2420 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2420 PS"
"HP LaserJet 2430 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 2430 PS"
"hp LaserJet 3015 PCL 5"
"hp LaserJet 3020 PCL 5"
"hp LaserJet 3030 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 3050 PCL5"
"HP LaserJet 3050 PS"
"HP LaserJet 3052 / 3055 PS"
"HP LaserJet 3052 PCL5"
"HP LaserJet 3055 PCL5"
"HP LaserJet 3200 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 3200 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 3200 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 3200 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 3300 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 3300 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 3300 Series PS"
"hp LaserJet 3380 PCL 5"
"hp LaserJet 3380 PS"
"HP LaserJet 3390 / 3392 PCL5"
"HP LaserJet 3390 / 3392 PS"
"HP LaserJet 4"
"HP LaserJet 4 Plus"
"HP LaserJet 4/4M Plus PS 300"
"HP LaserJet 4/4M Plus PS 600"
"HP LaserJet 4/4M PS"
"HP LaserJet 4/4M PS (300 dpi)"
"HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 4000 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 4050 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4050 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4050 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 4050 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 4100 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4100 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4100 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 4100 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 4200 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4200 PCL 6"
"HP LaserJet 4200 PS"
"HP LaserJet 4200L PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4200L PS"
"HP LaserJet 4250 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4250 PS"
"HP LaserJet 4300 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4300 PCL 6"
"HP LaserJet 4300 PS"
"HP LaserJet 4345 mfp PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4345 mfp PS"
"HP LaserJet 4350 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 4350 PS"
"HP LaserJet 4L"
"HP LaserJet 4L/4ML PostScript"
"HP LaserJet 4M"
"HP LaserJet 4M Plus"
"HP LaserJet 4ML"
"HP LaserJet 4MV"
"HP LaserJet 4P"
"HP LaserJet 4P/4MP PS"
"HP LaserJet 4P/4MP PS (300 dpi)"
"HP LaserJet 4Si"
"HP LaserJet 4Si/4Si MX PS"
"HP LaserJet 4V"
"HP LaserJet 4V/4MV PostScript"
"HP LaserJet 5"
"HP LaserJet 5/5M PostScript"
"HP LaserJet 5000 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 5000 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 5000 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 5100 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 5100 PS"
"HP LaserJet 5100 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 5200/5200L PS"
"HP LaserJet 5200 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 5200L Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 5L"
"HP LaserJet 5M"
"HP LaserJet 5MP"
"HP LaserJet 5N"
"HP LaserJet 5P"
"HP LaserJet 5P/5MP PostScript"
"HP LaserJet 5P/5MP PostScript"
"HP LaserJet 5Si"
"HP LaserJet 5Si Mopier"
"HP LaserJet 5Si Mopier PS"
"HP LaserJet 5Si MX"
"HP LaserJet 5Si/5Si MX PS"
"HP LaserJet 6L"
"HP LaserJet 6MP"
"HP LaserJet 6P"
"HP LaserJet 6P/6MP PostScript"
"HP LaserJet 6P/6MP PostScript"
"HP LaserJet 8000 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 8000 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 8000 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 8100 Series PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 8100 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 8100 Series PS"
"HP LaserJet 8150 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 8150 PS"
"HP LaserJet 8150 Series PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 9000 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 9000 PCL6"
"HP LaserJet 9000 PS"
"HP LaserJet 9040 mfp PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 9040 mfp PS"
"HP LaserJet 9050 mfp PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 9050 mfp PS"
"HP LaserJet 9050 PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 9050 PS"
"HP LaserJet 9055 MFP PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 9055 MFP PS"
"HP LaserJet 9065 MFP PCL 5"
"HP LaserJet 9065 MFP PS"
"HP LaserJet Family Driver PCL5"
"HP LaserJet Family Driver PS"
"HP LaserJet III"
"HP LaserJet III PostScript Cartridge v52.2"
"HP LaserJet III PostScript Plus v2010.118"
"HP LaserJet IIIP"
"HP LaserJet IIIP PostScript Cartridge v52.2"
"HP LaserJet IIIP PostScript Plus v2010.118"
"HP LaserJet IIP"
"HP LaserJet IIP Plus"
"HP LaserJet IIP PostScript Cartridge v52.2"
"HP LaserJet Series II"
"hp officejet 4100 series"
"hp officejet 4105"
"HP Officejet 4200 series"
"HP Officejet 4300 Series"
"hp officejet 5500 series"
"HP Officejet 5600 series"
"hp officejet 6100 series"
"HP officejet 6200 series"
"HP Officejet 6300 series"
"hp officejet 7100 series"
"HP Officejet 7200 series"
"HP Officejet 7300 series"
"HP Officejet 7400 series"
"HP Officejet 9100 series PCL 5"
"HP Officejet 9100 series PS"
"hp officejet d series"
"HP OfficeJet G55"
"HP OfficeJet G55xi"
"HP OfficeJet G85"
"HP OfficeJet G85xi"
"HP OfficeJet G95"
"HP OfficeJet K60"
"HP OfficeJet K60xi"
"HP OfficeJet K80"
"HP OfficeJet K80xi"
"HP Officejet Pro K550 Series"
"HP Officejet Pro K850 Series"
"HP OfficeJet R40"
"HP OfficeJet R40xi"
"HP OfficeJet R45"
"HP OfficeJet R60"
"HP OfficeJet R65"
"HP OfficeJet R80"
"HP OfficeJet R80xi"
"HP OfficeJet V30"
"HP OfficeJet V40"
"HP OfficeJet V40xi"
"HP OfficeJet V45"
"HP Photosmart 2570 series"
"HP Photosmart 2600 series"
"HP Photosmart 2700 series"
"HP Photosmart 3100 series"
"HP Photosmart 320 Series"
"HP Photosmart 3200 series"
"HP Photosmart 330 Series"
"HP Photosmart 3300 series"
"HP Photosmart 370 Series"
"HP Photosmart 380 Series"
"HP Photosmart 420 Series"
"HP Photosmart 470 Series"
"HP Photosmart 7200 Series"
"HP Photosmart 7400 Series"
"HP Photosmart 7800 Series"
"HP Photosmart 8000 Series"
"HP Photosmart 8100 Series"
"HP Photosmart 8200 Series"
"HP Photosmart 8400 Series"
"HP Photosmart 8700 Series"
"hp psc 1100 series"
"hp psc 1200 series"
"hp psc 1300 series"
"hp psc 1310 series"
"HP PSC 1400 series"
"HP PSC 1500 series"
"HP psc 1600 series"
"HP psc 2100 Series"
"HP psc 2150 Series"
"HP psc 2170 Series"
"HP psc 2200 Series"
"HP psc 2300 Series"
"HP psc 2350 series"
"HP psc 2400 Series"
"HP psc 2500 Series"
"HP PSC 500"
"HP PSC 720"
"HP PSC 750"
"HP PSC 750xi"
"HP PSC 920"
"HP PSC 950"

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