lazier printer

asked Sep 6, 2011 at 12:35pm
Hp HP LaserJet 4

dear all, hello... w2 invalid person!!

Dear all, I am new here and I heve just been given a hp laserjet 4 c2201a printer... hooray...

My laptop does not have the correct serial port connection so i have aquired a usb to serial port lead.. hooray...

now i think i'm a bit of a computer engineer at heart it just hasn't hasn't surfaced yet...

in the mean time I dont have a scooby doo..

i went to control panel, install new hardware, selected the manual option and the printer name HP and the model laserjet 4L??

it also asked some thing about which com port i think.. i selected "usb for virtual printing"..(only cause i've got it plugged into my Usb port.. that decision was a bit of a flyer..

And hey presto...


i've read a few bits about postscript this and postscript that, new languages, new simms and to be honest zey r ze speekin germin to me..

its over my head..

By the way my laptop runs OS vista home premium..

I was very pleased to get hold of this printer, and it took a lot of effort to go out in the rain and drag it home...

Is all lost or is there a light at the end of the tunnel some where??

Any help would be most welcome.

cheers, take care j.