04-05-2010 08:22 PM
May be the given below link will be some helpful to you where according to the operating system you can get the appropriate driver,
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05-02-2010 10:52 AM
I just got my HP 430 Designjet working on Windows 7.
I purchased an IEEE1284 to USB printer cable and hooked it up. I turned on my 430 and went to Windows 7 Devices and Printers. I selected Add a printer and clicked Add a Local Printer. Then I changed the existing port to USB 001 (Virtual Port for USB).
Then I selected my HP 430 Designjet and downloaded a driver.
It installed and works perfectly with my DeltaCad 7.0 softwear on Windows 7. Not Windows 7 Virtual Machine, but on Windows 7.
I don't know what driver Windows loaded, but the program is smarter than I am. Bottom line, IT WORKS!!!
05-02-2010 11:06 AM
Glad it worked for you. Could you please post the make and model number of the usb to parallel adapter you used since not all of these are the same so when one works it is good to pass it on to others who read this thread.
05-16-2010 05:26 AM
May 16, 2010 13:20:29 GMT
Did you ever find out the manufacturer and model of the USB to Parallel adaptor referred to by Rodney Short?
I have one from Cables Unlimited but cannot get the DesignJet working.
03-04-2011 02:28 PM
This method worked with the following modifications. I first disabled the automatically generated, non-working version of the HP DesignJet 430 under the USB IEEE-1284 Cable that was acting like a printer. I used USB 002(Virtual Port for USB) since USB001 sent the test to my HP Officejet 6500. I also had to have Windows get me more HP selections of Printers. DesignJets were not on the original list. Finding this solution ended days of trying to solve this problem. I will note calling, E-mailing HP was of no use.
03-04-2011 02:35 PM
This is the magic trick to make it all work. Down loading drivers did not work for me. The cheapest USB to parallel port was thru Office Depot's Web Store Cables to Go for a little less than $11.
11-15-2011 07:20 PM
I upgraded to a new laptop with Windows 7, got a USB-Serial Cable and cannot get this 430 to work I hav etried everything. What am i doing wrong?
You need a usb-parallel cable, not a usb-serial cable. You will need a cable that is supported in Windows 7. The posts here have cables folks have reported working in Windows 7.
10-15-2014 12:09 AM
For those still searching for an answer.
This is the way i got it to work:
First off, the printer we have is connected to the network.
1. Download driver for Vista from HP site. (32 or 64 bit)
2. Unzip on desktop
3. Add printer manually in windows through IP-adress
4. Browse for driver when prompted
5. Finalize installation
Your printjob will be sent to the IP-adress of the printer.
This worked for me, hope it helps.