My new computer does NOT recognize my printer

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Yaya - Nov 10, 2008 at 12:36 PM
 Shujjat - Aug 12, 2010 at 03:10 AM
Hello,

I just bought a new computer with Wndows Vista. I have a HP Laserjet 1200 seires printer that my computer cannot seem to recognize. The printer was given to me....worked well with my very old compueter (?)....so I don't have a disc to intall it to my new computer. I'm not very computer savyy and don't know what to do. Any suggestions out there?

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i have that problem and went to the printer web site and downloaded it from there
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I have a acer lap top that dont recognize my dell printer
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go to windows update fist conct printer with pc and start update its automatic downoad ur printer in windows 7. but in win vista . go to this hp.com and download printer driver
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Nov 10, 2008 at 01:31 PM
I have a LaserJet 1200 that works just fine with Vista. Go to this site and download the PCL5 driver. Then install it and plug in the printer.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=29790&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=29789&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2093
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You will most likely need the disc to install software, Most HP company update their firmware and drivers with the IP Address given.
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