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Guide; How to add HP Laserjet 1010 / 1012 / 1015 Printer to Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Atom Ant, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    All right guys, I've figured out how to add HP Laserjet 1010 / 1012 / 1015 Printer to Windows 8. Although, it is ridiculous I'm the one who have to provide support for HP printers instead HP, however I'll be happy to explain and help you guys;

    1. Download the HP LaserJet 1010/1012/1015 Host Based (Windows Vista) driver from here,

    2. Extract the driver into a folder and remember the place of it,

    3. Follow the pictures;

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    4. Enjoy and keep use longer your Printer ;)
     

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  2. beens

    beens Newbie

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    Thank you so Much! This worked great! I was up till 2 am trying to figure this out and nothing worked! You're awesome! Now I don't have to buy another printer!
     
  3. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    I'm glad this guide helped to solve your Windows 8 printer issue too. You are welcome!
     
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  4. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    Ah, a good ol' manual install! Great guide and very good visuals, Atom Ant. :) Thanks!

    (Does the software utility really not work under Windows 8 yet? What a pain.)
     
  5. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    I'd say this guide is pretty useful regardless of whether you use windows 8 or not. I never had to use that method for a local printer, but I had to go through similar steps for a network printer in my office. I ended up doing the configuration for half the people in my office too.

    Also, when it comes to HP computers, I'd do it like this any time of the day. Every HP printer I ever got had so much bloatware in the installer package that it wasn't even funny anymore.
     
  6. randcal44

    randcal44 Newbie

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    Thank you for your instructions. However, I am trying to connect my Windows 8 laptop to my HP LaserJet 1012 that is connected directly to a desktop running Windows Vista, where the printer is enabled to be shared. I am unable to print to the LaserJet 1012 even though I can connect to it via the home network. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  7. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    Hi there, randcal44, and welcome to the forums. :) Would you mind elaborating? What happens (if anything) when you attempt to print?
     
  8. Antec900

    Antec900 Newbie

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    Hi, I have spent hours in frustration now trying to make my hp laserjet 1010 work on my Windows 8. I did all the steps in this guide, but when I get to point 10. trying to install the driver, I get the error that the printer can not be installed RPC failed. In my language (norwegian)

    "kan ikke installere skriver

    Det eksterne prosedyreskallet (RPC) Mislyktes" Wich roughtly translates to "Can not install printer, the exsternal procedure shell (RPC) failed.

    I am Running Windows 8 32-bit my printer is connected via usb to my computer.

    Please Help:/
     
  9. RPastuch

    RPastuch Newbie

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    A perfectly good printer is back in action.

    Again, thank you.

    Russ
     
  10. Flosex

    Flosex Newbie

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    Thanks for this Atom Ant, but it is not working for me. I am trying to install a HP LJ1010 on my new Windows 8 laptop and am ok until I get to Step 7 when hpc1010w doesn't show up in the window. This is despite browsing to the folder where I have the decompressed hpc1010 files. I have hpc1010e, hpc1010h.gpd, hpc10120h, hpc1010w and hpc1015w files in the folder. Properties for the hpc1010w file show it is an ini file whereas the window is looking for an inf file. I have tried changing the name of the hpc1010w.ini file to hpc1010w.inf but that doesn't work. Any ideas please?
     
  11. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    hpc1015w have to show up in step 7, which will if you downloaded the linked driver. Then in step 9 you have to select between the 3 printer; 1010 HB / 1012 HB / 1015 HB. Obviously you have to choose the 1010 HB.
     
  12. Flosex

    Flosex Newbie

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    Thanks for the further info, Atom Ant, all is now ok. I really appreciate your help.
     
  13. enzo8308

    enzo8308 Newbie

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    Hi,
    I've the laserjet 1010 Hp printer. Now I've e pc portale with windows 8. I would use my printer with this pc. In particular I've 3 pc. One of these has Windows Xp and i've installed my printer on this pc. Then I made a wlan with another pc in wich there is windows vista and i use this printer. In fact on the first pc I've shared my printer so I see this printer with the pc with windows vista ad i install it. Now I want doing the same with a new pc with windows 8. I would use your help but you connect the printer directly to the pc. As I explained before I would that my printer was connected to PC with windows Xp.

    Can you help me?

    For completeness I've connected the printer with pc with windows 8 and in this case the printer go. But I can't solve the problem that I want to connect directly the printer to the pc with windows Xp because I've a LAN in wich some PC uses this printer (as the pc with windows vista) and also because the pc with windows Xp is alway on.

    Thank you very much (and sorry for my english)
    Bye bye
     
  14. Flosex

    Flosex Newbie

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    I suggest you do what I did and follow Atom Ant's instructions at the beginning of this thread. That is what I did and I am not a computer wizard. If I can do it then any one can

    Good luck
     
  15. enzo8308

    enzo8308 Newbie

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    Sorry, I retried following the instruction. But I've always the same error. So I attach an image of my error.

    I hope that someone can help me.

    Thanks a lot

    Bye bye

    Errore Stampante.png
     
  16. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Your problem is more complicated with wirelessly connecting to a Windows XP PC to use the printer (if I understand correctly), so I'm unsure of the solution. There is sure some short of trick to solve this case and maybe Prostar Computer could give you further ideas or tijo who use it as a network printer. See the previous posts and find them.
     
  17. jpeled

    jpeled Newbie

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    unbelievable - it works!

    in local HP consumer service they said that no chance to work with Laserjet 1010 on Win2008, as they didn't develop suitable drivers. Still when followed the instructions described here, my Laserjer 1010 started to work!
     
  18. maja_aqua

    maja_aqua Newbie

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    I signed in just to tell you - THANKS!

    It worked like a charm!

    And I was started to get desparate, thinking I'll have to buy a new printer, switch to an older version of windows or just not print for now. I can't believe they make us buy new printers, I don't have a nice words for them so I'll skip that thoughts..

    Thanks again, the instructions are detailed and easy. I just cannot thank you enough. It's so nice to know people like you exist!
     
  19. new11

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    at the first step, when I click the link to download the driver, it only shows me vista driver no windows 8? what to do?
     
  20. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    There is no Windows 7 or 8 driver, therefore you have to download the linked Vista driver and follow the instructions.
     

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