Upgraded to Vista, dowloaded the HP Vista 32 bit drivers, and lo and behold...no more automatic duplexing.
I uninstalled and did it manually...same result.
Called 1800HPInvent....got a tech that told me ALL HP printers that have auto-duplexing lose the feature when Vista drivers are loaded. I even wrote to the president of HP and complained that for me, with a back injury, the duplexing was an accessibility issue...he foisted it off on some new MBA that had no clue what drivers or duplexing were.
Needless to say, I am underwhelmed with my experiences.
What a bunch of malarkey! Even if HP were waiting for a developers kit, Redmond sent the last of those out 3 or more months ago. Why can't the 'software wizards' at HP solve a problem that involves many existing customers. Not only might these customers not trust HP enough to purchase new printers from them, but they will then all the customers that fork over beuxcoup $$ for the ink cartridges will stop financing HP!
Anyway, does anyone here have a solution or other advice to get back the duplexing, other than uninstalling Vista (believe it or not, this machine is running as smoothly or better than it did under XP)
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Re: Auto Duplexing lost with Vista drivers
The in-OS and the Full Feature release drivers for some of our products have a problem with doing duplex jobs.
Start a command window as an Administrator Hit Windows Key (or CTRL and Esc Keys Together) ChooseAll Programs – Accessories – CMD Prompt – Right Click and Choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATORWhen to prompt comes up click CONTINUE to allow the Command Prompt to run as an Administrator. Stop the Spooler service - Type net stop spooler Change current directory Type cd %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3 Backup the old gpd files – Type copy hp*.gpd *.bak Extract the files from the zip file to correct location extract files to %windir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3 directory Remove old BUD file Type - del HP*.bud file Restart to spooler service - Type net start spooler Print something duplex to test.
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Automatic duplexing is enabled either at the control panel or through the driver. Check the printer setup on the contorl panel under paper handling. If it is not turned on at the printer level then you need to adjust your driver preferences so it does not duplex all jobs.
Assuming that your printer has the optional DU-61 duplexer installed you may need to check and make sure that the print driver knows the duplex unit is installed. Go to printer properties, device settings and check near the bottom of the list for installed options and make sure that the duplexer is checked off.
Make sure the Automatic Duplexing option is enabled:
Enter Control Panel then Devices and Printers.
Right click the printer icon, then Printer Properties.
Click the Device Settings tab.
Set the Automatic Two-Sided Duplex Accessory as installed and click OK to save.
Now Automatic Duplexing should become available. My LaserJet 1320 will no longer do duplex printing with Windows 8
If you want to set Print on Both Sides
(duplex) as the default setting for all print jobs (even single page
jobs) use the following steps.
or Printers and Faxes
from the Microsoft Windows desktop.
Right-click the HP Color LaserJet 2605dn_2605dtn
and select Printing Preferences
in Microsoft Windows 2000).
Click the Finishing
Select Print on Both Sides
under the Document Options section.
to save the setting and close the Printing Preferences window.
Close the Printers or Printers and Faxes folder.
Note:In this scenario, all print jobs, even single print jobs, will be
treated as Print on Both Sizes (automatic duplexing) for media that is
supported by the duplexing unit. For media that is not supported by the
duplexing unit, the job will be treated as Print on Both Sides
(Manually) (manual duplex).
Hello, not all of the P2015 Series printers support Automatic Duplexing. Are you sure you have the correct model printer? Only the P2015D/DN/X support this feature. Check the front cover, it will have the model listed... In the printer driver, check the device settings, see if duplexing is an option and enable it.
I have not used that specific printer, but from all I can determine, it is not a duplex printer. However hp offers these suggestions on how to determing if your printer is duplex:
"To find out if your printer supports duplex printing, refer to your printer manual or look for the <b>Two-sided (Duplex printing)</b> or <b>Print on both sides</b> drop-down menu in the <b>Printer Properties</b> dialog box on your PC (sometimes found in the <b>Printer Shortcuts</b> tab).<br />
If you can
Only if you print the first side then place the paper back into the printer to do the second side. Also referred to as manual duplexing. This printer has no automatic duplexing option.
Also keep in mind that the percentage of duplex prints you do should be very low as this printer has no method of cleaning the fusing unit as most printers do that are made for duplexing. The industry standard is 2% or less should be duplexed.