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Granted Windows 8 Consumer Preview is only 2 months old but you would expect most common Printers to work with it. This wasn't the case when I tested a HP Deskjet Printer with it. Although HP has released a tool to help find Windows 8 Printer drivers (http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-8-Consumer-Preview/How-to-Get-Your-Inkjet-Printer-Working-with-Windows-8-Consumer/td-p/1334287). However, it seems that not all HP Printers are supported.

A solution that worked for me was to manually install a HP PCL driver via the Windows Add Device, hopefully this will help others who have a similar issue.

Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2012 6:04 AM Windows 8 , Windows8 | Back to top


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I have HP laserjet M 1005 MFP printer. I have window 8 and unable to connect. Please
reply how i will able to connect. Will there will be a patch file for their connectivity. When it will be launched.
Plz reply me at vicky_narula390@yahoo.com
Left by VIKAS on Nov 01, 2012 4:37 AM

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I recently tested the new windows and quite like it. Hope Microsoft continues with the improvements...
Left by sarah on Nov 07, 2012 1:46 AM

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I have hp printer DJ1050. I m installing driver in my os sys. windows8 but can not support my os system.plz help me as soon possible.
plz plz....
my email id.- ashish.him35@gmail.com
Left by ashish himdhar on Dec 01, 2012 1:00 AM

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I have HP Laserjet 1020 plus printer.But It's not able to connect with windows 8.Plz told me how can I find the driver of my printer for Windows 8.
Left by Abhi on Feb 24, 2013 2:16 AM

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I have HP laerjet 1020 plus printer. But it is not able to connect with Windows8. Plz give me any suggestion that can I find driver for my printer on Windows 8.

My email id is= abhishekmalhotra51@yahoo.com
Left by Abhi on Feb 24, 2013 2:18 AM

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