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Apple Releases HP Printer Driver 1.1.1

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Apple today released HP Printer Driver 1.1.1. The release notes suggest that this update contains a fix for an issue with LaserJet Printer Presets.

The update weighs in at 405 MB, requires Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later, and will only be visible in Software Update if a printer requiring the update "is connected to your computer or a print queue has been created for an earlier version." Apple previously released HP Printer Driver 1.1 via Software Update in late July.

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BVGuitarPlayer

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I wonder if it will mess up my LaserJet 1020, whose software has not historically been fun to install, as you must download the 1022 driver and then the software convinces itself that you actually have a 1020. That's fun.
 
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ariza910

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I hope they fixed the issue with not being able to scan from a HP all-in-one inkjet over Bonjour.

The last update broke this feature and I had to re-download and install the old driver from HP.com
 
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ZrSiO4-Zircon

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Can't we just download the driver for just the printer we have, instead of drivers for every printer from a manufacturer? 405MB is the price we pay to make it easy.

I'll just go to HP directly for my specific driver :p
 
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hm, not sure if this driver applies to my all still cant scan from C4280 ...i tried the Feb 2008 HP Software update as well; nothing.

it keeps telling me there is no USB cable attached...well clearly there is, i can print and all that fun stuff but not scan (scanning by: pressing the scan button, or selecting new scan from any software; or over the network)
 
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xix

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Well, it's the driver for EVERY HP printer, is it not?

I thought that's what this thing was supposed to be, anyway.

If so, that doesn't seem too large.

It updates a lot of printers but not all.

405 MB for a printer driver? Does anyone else find that ridiculous?

It's more of an HP driver update than a printer driver. It updates a lot of printer drivers.
 
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heyjp

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Weird way to determine update

That seems like a weird way to determine the update! I print over a wireless network, so my B&W laserjet at home and Color laserjet at work are never "hard connected". So the only way for me to update is to start a big print job then hustle and do "software update" and hope the job doesn't finish first. Then do it again at home!

So I guess I have to run the updater twice? While it's printing to each printer?

Weird.

Jim
 
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QCassidy352

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I ended up with unresolvable issues on my last HP printer after installing the july update. Everything works fine now, and I'm going to keep it that way by not installing this update.
 
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Martog

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I have a Laserjet 1300 and it gave me a 52.4MB download, eh wouldn't have cared either way. :)
 
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Impulse29

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405MB? I know mine was big but not that big! I'm pretty sure my update was only like 56MB. I have an HP LaserJet 1012.
 
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Apple today released HP Printer Driver 1.1.1. The release notes suggest that this update contains a fix for an issue with LaserJet Printer Presets.

The update weighs in at 405 MB, requires Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later, and will only be visible in Software Update if a printer requiring the update "is connected to your computer or a print queue has been created for an earlier version." Apple previously released HP Printer Driver 1.1 via Software Update in late July.

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I just downloaded it... it's 105MB for me, I think it's a typo!
 
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Can't we just download the driver for just the printer we have, instead of drivers for every printer from a manufacturer? 405MB is the price we pay to make it easy.

There's convenience and then there's stupidity. Unless you work at HP in their hardware design dept, your chances of coming into contact with more than three of their printers in your regular life are slim. Even if you buy a new HP printer after your old one breaks, you're going to need to get a different driver anyway since the bundle you downloaded before wont cover a new model released a few years later.
 
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tyr2

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I'm confused by these updates. When Leopard came out it didn't support my printer (a cheapo DeskJet F2180) so I downloaded some drivers from HP. This includes all the tools for Scanning stuff, some Photo tools (which I never use), and various device utilities. Will this driver package update all these tools as well or is it just an underlying thing? Could it in fact break these tools?

Also if I check 'HP Software Update' it says there are no updates available direct from HP.

What should I do? Stick the Apple drivers on, or just ignore them given that the printer prints fine as it is?
 
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guzhogi

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I hope they fixed the issue with not being able to scan from a HP all-in-one inkjet over Bonjour.

The last update broke this feature and I had to re-download and install the old driver from HP.com

I just had a "2+2=4" moment right now and these are the PRINTER drivers, so I'm guessing it won't update the scanner portion of the all-in-ones. Why it would break scanner functionality, I don't know. But I have a few 3970 scanners @ work & I saw they have a (somewhat) new 1.0 version of the scanner software. Maybe that'll help?
 
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supmango

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hm, not sure if this driver applies to my all still cant scan from C4280 ...i tried the Feb 2008 HP Software update as well; nothing.

it keeps telling me there is no USB cable attached...well clearly there is, i can print and all that fun stuff but not scan (scanning by: pressing the scan button, or selecting new scan from any software; or over the network)

Mine works fine. There might be an issue with the printer itself.
 
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supmango

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I'm confused by these updates. When Leopard came out it didn't support my printer (a cheapo DeskJet F2180) so I downloaded some drivers from HP. This includes all the tools for Scanning stuff, some Photo tools (which I never use), and various device utilities. Will this driver package update all these tools as well or is it just an underlying thing? Could it in fact break these tools?

Also if I check 'HP Software Update' it says there are no updates available direct from HP.

What should I do? Stick the Apple drivers on, or just ignore them given that the printer prints fine as it is?

"If it aint broke, dont fix it." Words of wisdom from from a redneck friend of mine.
 
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Kebabselector

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I wonder if it will mess up my LaserJet 1020, whose software has not historically been fun to install, as you must download the 1022 driver and then the software convinces itself that you actually have a 1020. That's fun.

That would be nice if it worked. Saves giving my 1020 away if it does, The 'hack' worked for a while then stopped completely for me. Seems that the entire chassis for that printer isn't supported. A few oem base lasers on it and none of them are Mac compatible.

Mind you it always seemed to draw the paper in at a slight angle, so maybe its worth getting rid of it.
 
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