09-08-2010 02:20 PM
Thanks- But no Windows & (64 Bit) Drivers shown for Hp 1050C
Does anyone know or other resources for HP 1050C drivers?
Could Windows Vista (64 Bit) be used possibly??
Any suggestions welcomed.
09-09-2010 12:37 PM - edited 09-09-2010 12:47 PM
The 64 bit Windows 7 drivers for the Designjet 1050 series are delivered through Windows Update. You can use "Add a Printer", select Windows Update and then wait for the list to repopulate, then select HP and HP Designjet 1050 .
Alternately you can download the drivers from the Microsoft Catalog Update site though the user interface there is a bit unwieldy. You need to use some version of Internet Explorer for the browser and there is no particular automated way to find the English AMD64 version. After the search results come up double click on the name of each item and look for the appropriate language and architecture versions. Note that there are AMD64 versions and IA64 versions, as well as a number of languages that are all separate downloads. In my search the English AMD64 version was the third 1.6Mb file listed....
09-06-2011 07:12 AM
I am also a victim of the windows 7/HP designjet 1050c curse, and was happy to find this post last night after fighting through it for a few hours. I tried a couple things, using the windows vista version of the driver and also the driver from the windows catalog site you mentioned, but all to no avail. i can't do a test page or any drawings, it shows up as an error, but I can see the plotter on the network.
i have an old laptop with vista and thought it would be easy enough to get the plotter to work with the vista driver but also couldn't get it to work.
any thoughts? i am wondering if I am having a braindead moment, like forgetting to put gas in a lawn mower but checking the sparkplugs first. I did restart the plotter and both computers. i can see the plotter on the network. just can't get anything to come out of it. thx for any guidance.
if I can't get it resolved, I am tempted to get a tower with XP on it and use it as a printer server.
09-06-2011 01:06 PM
All I want is the 4.82 64-bit driver for our HP1050CM plotter and it is absolutely ridiculous that it has taken almost half of the day and I still can't find this version! Why isn't it available on the HP website!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want to download it from a 3rd-party vendor who'll send me junkmail after giving them my name and email address. I've even tried the HP Chat and I swear, I thought I was applying for a loan...!! I just gave up!
HP, why do you only have the latest version (4.84) of this driver on your webside???? Shame on you!
Finally, how could the newest driver be published and not work with the multi-roll option? This is why we need to roll back to the older driver. Hopefully you gave that programmer the boot!
Seething in Seattle...
09-06-2011 03:30 PM
09-06-2011 06:08 PM
What link are you using to download the driver? I have version 4.83 from Windows Update and it appears that the multiple roll feeder must be enabled as follows: go to Start, Devices and Printers, right click on the Designjet 1050, Printer Properties, Printer settings and tick the "has multi-roll feeder" box.
12-05-2011 12:30 PM
If anyone has 4.82 or 4.83 and it works with the multi roll feeder, please post a link to the driver. With 4.84, you can click the multi-roll feeder option all you want and printer still prints on the default roll. The code for the multi roll feeder does not exist with this driver.
11-16-2012 04:55 AM
A new driver has been released a while ago, 4.91 For x64 systems. Should fix the multiroll issue and save paper option that didn't work in 4.84.
06-18-2014 03:18 AM
I Have a designjet 1050c plus plotter working with windows 8 (x64) on my workstation, with latest driver availabe v4.91 (x64).
Now, after upgrade windows to 8.1, the driver is having some problem and it crashes.
Is there a way to correct driver problem? is there a way to use plotter on windows 8.1?
Is there some workaroiund to set the driver to work?
10-28-2014 10:55 AM
I had a crash recently and am almost back to normal. But my HP Design Jet 1055cm plotter is no longer showing up as one of my printing devices and I can't seem to add it back. It worked well before the crash so it must be possible to get it back. I have Windows 7. Can anyone help?