It is a cleaner solution using HP technology. How many times have we all heard that? Yes, It works, just tried it. Good luck – hope this helps. Where can I get a suitable driver that will install on an x64 system?

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Good luck – hope this helps. Create a new discussion If frree asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. I also like the idea of a network accessible printer. Windows recognizes the cable and activates the USB printer support function. Select your operating system and version.

See if this guide helps. It’s fast, stable and effective – and if you shop around for the jet direct even inexpensive. The laserjet 4L in vlsta a postscript printer.


I sincerely appreciate the collaboration here. When I say it starts, I mean the “4” group starts there, there are many before and after that group. Now, if Hewlett Packard was saying the printer driver was within the Microsoft Windows version and consequently obtainable from Microsoft Update but during installation it bombed out searching for the driver automatically, somehow, there had to be a way to obtain the printer driver because Hewlett Packard was just not providing one.

The most persuasive solution offered was Microsoft has my printer driver, so I decided to search for the printer driver on the Microsoft website.


There’s gotta be a way, because I have given that method to several forum members who reported it worked, such as this discussion You can either extract the files into a folder but right-clicking on the file and choosing where to extract the files and then install the drivers from that folder using the dialog that appears after Windows Update fails to find the files needed or use the Windows Package Manager PKGMGR.

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Your old devices need not be replaced because of the frustration of not being able to find the right driver or because the forums that should provide clear directions just assume too much of enquirers and their knowledge of these things. I don’t see my operating system. All forum topics Previous Topic Fref Topic.

Not sure which drivers to choose? It doesn’t find the printer but I think that is because it is so old.

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Modify your browser’s settings to allow Javascript to execute. I have always hated Windows Vista security and the idea of each person having to log on to the system to print was just extraneous, they all belonged to the same IP subnet but each computer was in a different standalone workgroup — all functions of inconsistent installation methods offered by Microsoft.

If fells good when you succeed at something someone else recommended as a “workaround” or just something as strange as this Recently, my cousin just wanted to print to an old printer she was never able to get to work with her laptop — what she wanted was a simple solution and decided to have a look.


Hewlett Packard said the driver was contained in the installation of Windows but there was nothing I could do to get the driver. I read somewhere maybe here that someone took some isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab and cleaned the centronics port on the printer. If anyone out there has successfully connected a 4L with a Laptop, please chime in.

Select your operating system and versionChange Detected operating system: Okay, I’ll try again tomorrow and see if I can progress this. This tool applies to Microsoft Windows PC’s only. The list of recommended drivers for your product has not changed since the last time you visited this page.

No software or drivers are available for this product with the selected operating system. At the Microsoft Update Catalog, you are presented with a text search box into which you can type in your search terms, I was specific — HP LaserJet 4L — and that offered a number of choices two of which were for PostScript drivers — those were not the ones I needed.

Do not post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks. All I know is somehow you need to get to a point in trying to add a printer where it asks for a driver, and you click on Have Disk and browse accordingly as I posted above.

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