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HP LaserJet 1018 Printer support

Installing the Printer Driver Using Plug and Play or Add Printer Wizard (Printer Driver Only Installation)

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The HP LaserJet 1022 printing-system software can be used in the following configurations:
  • The printer is directly connected to a computer.
  • The printer is shared with other users on a network through your computer (printer sharing).
  • The printer (HP LaserJet 1022n or HP LaserJet 1022nw only) is connected to your computer via a local area network (LAN).
HP recommends that you install the software before connecting the product to the computer (software-first installation). However, if the product is already connected to the computer, you can install the software by using the methods discussed below.

Supported Windows operating systems

Supported operating systems when installing the full software package

The following Windows operating systems are fully supported through the software installer and drivers available on the software CD that comes with the HP LaserJet 1022 Series printer:
NOTE:Windows 2000 Server is not supported. HP suggests using an alternate MS print driver such as an MS Windows HP LaserJet 6L or 5L print driver.
  • Microsoft ® Windows 98 SE
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003
NOTE:Because the HP LaserJet 1022 series product models do not have a parallel port, they do not support MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 (first edition), or Windows NT. These operating systems require a parallel port and do not support USB connections.

Supported operating systems when installing only the printer driver

The following Windows operating system has print-driver-only support by the HP LaserJet 1022 printing-system software:
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (32-bit) - print driver included on the printing-system CD

Plug-and-Play description

If the product is already connected to a computer when you begin installing the software, Windows automatically detects the product and uses Plug-and-Play to install the product. During this process, Plug-and-Play calls the Add Printer Wizard to automatically install the printer driver and the USB port. At the end of the Add Printer Wizard, you are given the option to install the additional support files.

Using Add Printer Wizard (Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, and 2003)

If the product is already connected to a computer when you begin installing the software, Windows automatically detects the product and uses Plug-and-Play to install the printer driver. If you prefer, you can cancel Plug-and-Play and run the Add Printer Wizard manually to install the printer driver. At the end of the Add Printer Wizard, you are given the option to install the additional support files.
If you are using Windows 98 SE or ME, you must also unplug the USB cable from the product and then plug it in again so that Windows can use Plug-and-Play to install the USB port.

Add Printer Wizard steps

Before installing the printing software, perform the following to close all programs and TSRs.

Windows 98SE and ME

  1. Simultaneously press and release the Ctrl , Alt , and Delete keys.
  2. Click End Task .
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above for all other open programs.

Windows 2000, XP and 2003

  1. Simultaneously press and release the Ctrl , Alt , and Delete keys to open the Windows Security window.
  2. Click the Task Manager button and then select the Application tab.
  3. Highlight one item and click End Task .
  4. Repeat this procedure until all items are closed.
NOTE:Please close any antivirus programs that are running on the PC. Right-click the antivirus program icon in the lower right corner of the system tray and select close or exit.
Perform the following to install the printing software:
  1. Connect the USB cable to the computer and then the HP LaserJet 1022 product.
  2. When plug and play starts, you will be asked how to find the HP LaserJet 1020 series software.
    NOTE:Never let Windows "Search for..." the driver.
  3. Select to either browse for or specify the location of the driver.
  4. Insert the HP LaserJet 1020 printing system software CD that came in the box with the product into the CD-ROM drive. If the CD autoruns and the HP LaserJet 1020 Welcome dialog screen appears, click Cancel and then Yes .
  5. Browse to the X:\(Language)\Drivers\HP1020U.inf (where X is the letter of the CD-ROM drive and (Language) is the appropriate language for the country/region. For example, E:\English\Drivers\HP1020U.inf .
  6. If you are asked again for the port, specify the same USB00x port.
  7. Continue with the installation instructions.
  8. When finished restart the PC and remove the CD.
  9. Test by printing a Windows Test Page.

Install the printer driver only

NOTE:HP usually recommends using the Add Printer Wizard method of installation described above.
NOTE:If the product is directly connected to another user's computer, the product must be shared from that computer by using Windows sharing.
Use the following instructions to install the printer driver only.

Printer-driver installation for Windows 98SE and ME

  1. From the Start menu, click Settings , and then click Printers .
  2. Double-click Add Printer , and then click Next .
  3. When asked if the product is a local or network printer, click Local , and then click Next .
  4. Click Have Disk from the wizard screen that appears.
  5. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. Navigate to the X:\<language>\DRIVERS folder (where X is the letter of your CD-ROM drive and <language> is your chosen installation language).
  6. Double-click the .INF file that you find in that folder.
  7. Complete the installation. When prompted, print a test page to ensure that the printer driver is installed properly.

Printer-driver installation for Windows 2000, XP, and 2003

  1. From the Start menu, click Settings , and then click Printers .
    NOTE:For Windows XP, click Start , and then click Printers and Faxes .
  2. Double-click Add Printer , and then click Next .
  3. When asked if the product is a local or network printer, click Network Printer , and then click Next .
  4. You might need to first select the printer from the list of printers or type an IP address. If the printer driver is not available, the Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears. Click Have Disk from the wizard screen.
  5. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. Navigate to the X:\<language>\DRIVERS folder (where X is the letter of your CD-ROM drive and <language> is your chosen installation language).
  6. Double-click the .INF file that you find in that folder.
  7. Complete the installation. When prompted, print a test page to ensure that the printer driver is installed properly.
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