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    Default Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    Hi there,

    Fresh install of windows 8 Beta 64 bit on my PC and every part works quite well but...

    Is there a widows 8 driver for HP laser-jet 1012 printer?

    Any help in this would be highly appreciated.
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 09-02-2012 at 04:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    You can try to search in google, you will get a lot results. But you may need to install a driver for it first.

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    Angry Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    You can try to search in google, you will get a lot results. But you may need to install a driver for it first.
    That was an awful help . I have the same problem and cannot figure out how to add that damn 1012 printer to Windows 8 X64. Google won't help anything and I'm clueless. Someone help please!!!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    The newest drivers I can find for this printer are for Win Vista. HP is terrible for updating their drivers for new OS's. You are most likely out of luck trying to get this printer working with Win 8. It was probably difficult if not impossible getting it to work in Win 7.

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    Cool Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    If HP is world famous for anything, it's their horrible software and Driver Support.
    It's infamous among the Technical Community. I'm surprised it's not just as infamous among the common user.

    My advise to anyone with HP printer problems, is get rid of that DOG and get a real printer.

    Years ago, when I got started in this business, there were two companies in the printer marketplace.
    There was IBM and Epson. IBM is since GONE, but Epson remains a mainstay in the printer world.

    From my standpoint as an old and very experienced Technician, why anyone would buy an HP printer is beyond my comprehension. So I have just one word for anyone with HP printer problems.....
    and that one word is EPSON! Eh? Their printers are GREAT and their software in even better.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    I am sure there is a way to make it work, just do not know how. In Windows 7 was already tricky to add this printer. I do not understand why HP don't give support, because if I have to trow out a perfectly good working Printer, than sure I'll buy an another brand.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    That is the sentiment of many of us. I made that decision when I switched from XP to Win 7. I got rid of the HP printer and got something that I'm now using in Win 8. I have a Canon Pixma MP620, which is a few years old but works quite well in Win 8. I also know that both Epson and Kodak printers are working in Win 8.

    I hated to get rid of a working printer as well, but I had to make a choice, Printer or OS.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    As I've stated several times in other threads, look for no support from HP in regards to updating to Windows 8. I consider myself fortunate, & even then had to reduce HDD speed & features by changing from ACHI to IDE mode in the BIOS, to have a semi-smooth running desktop. It still gives BSOD's at least once per day.

    Thing is, it's less than 3 years old. Nothing else with the HP brand on it, not as much as a sleeve of blank CD's, will enter my home again.

    Like TM & Ted has stated, try another brand. In addition to their suggestions, Kodak is a good one also. The printer's full software package installed both on Win 8 CP & RP, & still gets regular updates.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    I have an Epson Workforce 500, a great AIO printer.
    Win 8 picked it right up with no external drivers being installed.
    Epson has been the anchor of the printer industry, clear back to the DOS days.

    The old guy who gave me the Workforce 500, had fallen prey to the ad's on TV
    that the Kodak was the best thing since sliced bread. After two weeks he was
    totally sick of it, so he tossed it and bought another Epson.

    I've heard several sources say that the Kodak is a POC.
    No personal experience here in that regard.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 driver for HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

    There were 7 or 8 posts here from the same member to jack up his post count. They have all been deleted.

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