12-01-2011 02:55 AM
Does someone have a solution to download the driver for an HP DesignJet 450C on Windows 7 x64???
It's noted that the driver already are in the Windows 7 OS but I can't found it.
I already did the update on the drivers' list : there isn't this driver!
12-01-2011 04:48 AM
12-01-2011 06:00 AM
But it doesn't seem to work... The impression isn't transmitted... Any idea?
12-01-2011 07:34 AM
For 64 bit systems you can download the XP x64 drivers from here, then unzip the files into a new folder. Next go to the Devices and Printers folder, Add a Printer, select the proper port, then select "Have a Disk" and point to the folder where you unzipped the files.
The other likely issue is finding a proper communication. Most Windows 7 machines do not have a parallel port. USB-parallel converters can be used but many do not work in Windows 7. The models here have been reported by users to work in Windows 7. Another option might be to get a Jetdirect box and install the printe ron a network.
01-03-2012 11:30 AM
This worked for me on a 450C I reconfigured to a 430 since black & white was sufficient for my needs and I didn't want to pay for the three color cartridges. I connected using a JetDirect 170X box I picked up on Ebay for < $20. I installed the JetDirect driver from the original installation disk first. This installed without any problems even though the disk lists "Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Server, Windows XP, Windows 98/Me, UNIX and Mac OS" as the operating systems and I'm running W7 64 bit. I then installed the printer from the "Devices and Printers" dialog. Choose "Add Printer", "Add a local printer" (although it seems counter-intuitive, do not use "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer"), "Create New Port", "Standard TCIP Port", enter the IP address for the JetDirect box*. Continue with the new printer wizard dialogs and when you get to the the dialog to select the printer, select "Have Disk" and browse to the "pl532en" directory and select the OEMSETUP.INF file. Select DesignJet 450 from the list of printers displayed and complete the remainder of the printer installation dialog.
* I knew the IP address of the JetDirect box since I had this same config running XP. If you are installing the JetDirect box for the first time, you'll need to set the IP address of the JetDirect by whatever means is available to you (JetDirect Web Admin tool). Supposedly pressing the test button on the back of the JetDirect box will print a config page with the IP address, but this did not work for me ("Ready" light flashes, but nothing is ever printed). You might also try this link for more info on configuring the JetDirect box. http://www.mikestechblog.com/joomla/networking-sec
03-26-2012 07:07 PM
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06-02-2012 01:32 PM
I have window's7 and to run some of the older printers with 32bit I bought window's7 professional version which comes with XP emulator which lets you run printers with 32bit. make sure you use a USB converter I bought some on Ebay for $6.00
06-02-2012 07:38 PM
Just use the XP-64 driver. Works fine with vista-64 and 7 -64.
Have many of my clients using this and works great. No need for emulation mode or anything else!
For the 32 bit versions of vista and 7 just use the XP-32 drivers.
All work flawlessly.
Just make sure on all the drivers that you set them to 'preprocess the document' in the computer and not in the plotter. Much faster and no memory out errors or missing parts of plots.
Make sure you make this setting in both the 'printing preferences' AND 'printing defaults' panel areas of the driver. All other presets in these two locations should also be set identical or you will get random (minor) issues with things like auto rotate, where it does only some times and not others!
Also check the plotter setup sheet (check your user guide on how to print one) and make sure it is configured for GL2 and not GL.
That about covers it.
04-16-2013 10:01 AM
New to the forum,
I've downloaded and installed the Windows 7 64x driver for my HP Designjet 450c (I'm using a JetDirect 170x Print Server).
I'm able to use it in black & white fine, however it will not print color (in the printer properties, Color is listed as No).
Has anyone else come across this? - is there a workaround?
02-19-2014 08:03 AM
This was great advice. I downloaded the XP x64 Drivers and did what you said. There was actually an HP540c driver in that package. Bought a cheap Jet Direct 170x box on Ebay. Downloaded the "WebJetAdmin version 10" software from HP. Pinged the JetDirect box to find it's IP address. Entered the TCP/IP address into the WebJet setup and unbelievably the printer works perfectly off AutoCAD R2000 on Windows 7! Thanks!!!
06-30-2014 05:00 PM
Use the win XP driver. It will work on win 7, vista, 8 and 8.1.
Here is the link
02-06-2015 01:43 PM
I have read the forums regarding this issue and use the pl532en driver on my Windows 7 64 bit pc. I must be doing something wrong as I cannot keep the printer working. I will Remove/Reinstall using the pl532 driver, the plotter will print a few jobs then quietly protest. So far, the only solution I've found/used is the Remove/Reinstall process. What am I missing??