View Full Version : Which Drivers do I download for Printer??

09-11-2011, 01:58 PM
I want to install the drivers for a laser printer I have access to but looking at the site and selecting Vista option I am still confused there are too many choices. Itís a HP Laserjet3055 All in one Printer
Can someone advise which one out of the many I select to download.

I have a choice of :
Driver, Driver-Product Installation Software, Driver /íuniversal Driver/ Software Universal Print Driver and a few more but Iíve elimated them

The site is

I have Vista, I/E 8
Many thanks

09-11-2011, 03:00 PM
Go for the "Driver - Universal Print Driver"

09-11-2011, 03:52 PM
Ta I just had a further look under that category and theres 3 choices , PCL5, PCL6 and postscript, they're all pretty large 17-19mb.
Under just "Driver" theres some of 7mb that say Driver packages and others of 33mb saying Plug and Play scan Print driver package

09-11-2011, 07:52 PM
Try the PCL6 full 33MB one. The small ones may only do printing not scanning etc. You can always uninstall and try others!

Agree, pretty confusing.

09-11-2011, 08:15 PM
After I googled I worked out that PCL6 was newer, that was a start and I only wanted to use it for bulk printing so didn't bother with scanning option.
I then had a choice of Run or Save picked run, them found out I should of picked save. Couldnt find it any where. Then found instrctions to install from Printer file "add printer". And I couldnt believe it, just printed a test pg it works.
Alas as the exe is somewhere in a temp file I'll probably loose it and have to reinstall. Time for a rest

10-11-2011, 07:53 AM
Yep, hard to believe that things work sometimes!!:D

Good to hear you're printing.