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Old 04-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Email from HP today with driver updates ....

Can't find the original saga about this but was it Terrie and was it indeed duplexing wouldn't?

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6 5.6.1.15198 (18 Apr 2013)

Lots of fixes including this one (first on the list) which sounds familiar?

UPD 5.4 PCL5 was printing duplex jobs as single sided output (simplex) if papertype was selected

   
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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hugh: Email from HP today with driver updates
Thank you so much for the info and the link. The link is to the 32bit version and there is a 64bit version with the same date--the page also has an update to the postscript drivers.



>>Lots of fixes including this one (first on the list) which sounds familiar?

Actually, no...'-}}

I never had a problem with duplexing--don't use it much. The problem I was having was with paper size and it appears from the list that they may have fixed it and also there was a problem with all available print resolutions not displaying. I should get a chance to try the new drivers in the next day or so and I'll report back. It would be very exciting if I could indeed printer on my 4x6 cardstock with the new driver...'-}}

The thread you were looking for is "Window 7 & Printing...not fun"

Thanks!

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Old 04-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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I guess it wasn't in Hardware ....

Look forward to hearing more. At least they have done something that involves paper size so maybe they fixed your problem accidentally ....

   
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LOL!! I looked there first too and then I remembered that I started the thread in the Software section because I was talking about drivers...'-}}

I'll let you know what I find--I hope to have a chance to try it no later than the end of the weekend...

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #5
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The 64-bit version is the same for Win8 and Win7 by the way.
No need to d/l both.

Thanks from here too, Hugh.

   
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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hugh: Look forward to hearing more.
Unfortunately, the new Universal PCL 6 driver is a bust.

I tried installing the Win7 64bit version a number of different ways--using the "install.exe" in the unpacked driver, removing the printer (Control Panel > Admin Tools > Print Management > All printers (delete instance), All Drivers (remove package)), reboot, Control Panel > Devices & Printers > Add Printer > Have Disk, remove printer, reboot, Control Panel > Devices & Printers > Add Printer > Windows Update (scroll to the very bottom of the "HP" list but turns out this is an old version of the PCL 6 driver), remove printer, reboot.

All attempts end up with the "PCL XL Error, Subsystem: KERNEL, Error: UnsupportedProtocol, Operator: 0x0, Position: 0" when attempting to print a test page which is what I got the last time I tried this. Oh well...worth a try...thanks anyway...'-}}

Oh! Also tried to see if I could install the 32bit version but I can't.

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Old 04-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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I wonder why I don't have this problem with my LJ 2200D on Windows 7 32 bit.

I'll try and see what happens on my Windows 7 64 bit installation.

It's certainly a very frequently quoted error if you Google on it and in one forum I found someone quoting HP as say you have to buy a newer printer......

   
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hugh: I wonder why I don't have this problem with my LJ 2200D on Windows 7 32 bit.
HP likes 32bit better?? '-}}



>> I'll try and see what happens on my Windows 7 64 bit installation.

I'm wondering if I did something incorrectly so let me know...



>>It's certainly a very frequently quoted error if you Google on it and in one forum I found someone quoting HP as say you have to buy a newer printer......

Yeah...well...I'm not surprised HP might say that...'-}}

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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Just got an email from HP that there is a new UPD driver



1 - HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6
  • 5.6.5.15717
  • 19 Jun 2013
17.3

That's the 64 bit (I think) but there's a 32 bit as well ....

In case you feel like seeing if they fixed your problem yet ....

If you scroll down the Release Notes far enough you will find a list of fixes ..... and a lit of not-fixed (at least I think this is what it is)

Issues and Workarounds

The following list contains the known issues in this release and available workarounds. HP targets resolution for these issues in future releases of the UPD and/or print driver tools within the Print Administrator Resource Kit (PARK).

Issue ID
Description
Workaround
14046
Disabled ADMX policy settings are still shown in existing print queues.
Change settings in the ADMX template to defaults prior to disabling the policy.
14867
Printing Shortcuts do not save resizing options with custom media sizes
Save resizing options as part of printing preferences or change on a per-job basis.
18541
Some paper sizes may be missing in the driver
Upgrade driver firmware and run Update Now. If issue persists, create a custom paper size.


Note the reference to Upgrading driver firmware .... but a search on HP including a list of references to firmware upgrades for LJ2200 indicates you can't upgrade its firmware but may be able to buy a new DIMM that contains the firmware and does get updated at the factory .....

A question to put to HP perhaps?

Good luck ....

   
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:59 PM   #10
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Thanks Hugh...downloaded the new PCL6 and Postscript drivers...should have a chance to try them in the next few days...will report back...

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