Windows 7 HP Laserjet Drivers Support

In 2008 I struggled and struggled to get Windows Vista and a HP Laserjet 1010 printer working correctly. It didn’t matter how many times I installed it or changed HP Laserjet drivers, it seemed that no driver software was going to work until I literally stumbled onto a solution that on the surface shouldn’t have worked.

Fast forward a few years and I found myself in a position where I need to use the HP Laserjet to print onto some fancy paper that the Canon MP610 ink jet isn’t all that compatible with.

Following is the driver installation process I have just used in Windows 7 to get the HP Laserjet 1010 working. Your mileage may vary to mine, depending on the year of your printer or computer setup but it has worked for me.

HP Laserjet Driver Install Process

  1. Click the Start button and open Devices and Printers
  2. Click “Add a printer”
  3. Click “Add a local printer”
  4. Click “Use an existing port” and select DOT4 from the dropdown list
  5. Select HP from the Manufactuer listbox
  6. Click “Windows Update” button to download the latest set of drivers from Microsoft
  7. Browse the Printers listbox and select HP Laserjet 1015
  8. Give the printer a name or use the default
  9. Finish the process

At this stage, you should have installed the Microsoft provided HP Laserjet 1015 printer driver. Coincidentally, I think that same driver will also work for a HP Laserjet 1010, HP Laserjet 1012 and obviously a HP Laserjet 1015.

If the above driver installation process doesn’t work for you, HP provide a Windows Vista 32bit and Windows Vista 64bit driver for the HP Laserjet 1010 that it states works with the 1010/1012/1015. I don’t know if the Windows Vista drivers are compatible with Windows 7, though it might be worth a shot – keep in mind though that it would of course be unsupported by HP; then again so is what I outlined above.

6 thoughts on “Windows 7 HP Laserjet Drivers Support

  1. haha nah i do use my iPhone a fair bit but I’m still using my Dell M60 with XP. I did get a new iMac for work, it goes well except that our main program is cloud based and we have to connect to a windows based sever/program… lol

  2. It just does my head in, it shouldn’t be that hard.

    I appreciate that they can’t continue making drivers for every printer they’ve ever manufactured for the latest & greatest operating systems but they could at least help.

    For example, how about posting a work around using a different driver. If anyone was ever going to know what drivers should, could or might work with a different printer in a different environment – surely it’d be the hardware vendor.

    I hadn’t tried the universal printer driver, in fact I wasn’t even aware it existed. When I browsed through the HP site looking for a driver for the HP Laserjet 1010, that wasn’t presented as an option along the way or suggested that I recall – guess I could have missed it.

  3. thanks , I ‘m very glad that I can install hp laserjet 1015 by doing from your method . the day before I try to search driver for many web but I can’t . Thank you again.

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