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angus crawford
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Registered: ‎09-03-2006
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HP1320n Driver for Win 7

When will a full 1320n specific driver be available for 32 bit Windows 7? One that will do all the things the current driver for Win XP does (manual duplex printing on A5 for example).
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Kenneth Chan_2
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Re: HP1320n Driver for Win 7

Angus,

I might be wrong but I doubt if HP are going to release Win 7 device specific drivers for older printers.

You can try to install the XP (or Vista - its the same driver for both) device specific driver on Win 7 from :-

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=410627&p...

I've managed to do this for other printers but not the 1320 model but it should be OK.

regards

Ken
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angus crawford
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Re: HP1320n Driver for Win 7

Thanks Kennith.

I'm thoroughly sick and tired of HP's lack of support for its products!!! Next time I will buy a Printer/Scanner that will be kept viable by its manufacturer!
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Chris H
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Re: HP1320n Driver for Win 7

HP strategy appears to be to move all PCL5, PCL6 and PostScript printing to use their Universal Print Drivers (UPDs) - see http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01570017/c01570017.pdf

... and Xerox (for example) appear to be doing the same; their equivalent to the HP UPD is the Xerox Global Print Driver.

Don't know the situation with other manufacturers (Brother, Lexmark, Lanier, Samsung, Epson, Canon, etc.) but I suspect that they will all be moving in the direction of using UPD type drivers, in order to reduce development and support costs.
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Douglas Baird
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Re: HP1320n Driver for Win 7

Angus,

The HP LaserJet 1320 goes back to 2004 but . Unfortunately Microsoft has not provided a standard interface for drivers to be supported over the various versions of Windows. HP anticipated Vista in its support but didn't (or didn't have the information to)look ahead to Windows 7.

Supporting a new version of Windows takes both people and money that a company must either build into the original price, price the update, lose money or risk user dis-will. HP has chosen to provide a universal driver that supports the basic printing as a compromise solution to the business dilemma. Extra functions like duplexing and scanning fell by the wayside.

All manufacturers are faced by this problem. I had to replace an Epson scanner when I went to HP and upgraded my system unit while XP was available to private users. The PC marketplace is rather mature and all suppliers are being faced with problems of maintaining profitability.

Doug Baird

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frank kasperski
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Re: HP1320n Driver for Win 7

I was unable to get a 1320 driver loaded on my win7, (64-bit) system, but I was able to use the HP P2015 driver that was in the win7 list of default choices.

I had installed both the 1320n and later the P2015n (when 1320n's were no longer available)for a client, so I knew the basic options on both models.

The P2015 driver appears to work fine in place of the 1320 driver.
Amazingly the duplex option works fine and the 2-sided pages look normal.
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Chris H
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Re: HP1320n Driver for Win 7

I use a LaserJet 1320, connected (via Ethernet) to a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system.

The driver I use is a PCL5 one, which is one of the standard Microsoft ones available in the 'HP' list.

It may only have become available after using the 'Windows Update' button on the 'Add Printer' dialogue - I can't now remember.
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