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HP DesignJet 450c driver for windows vista

I can't instal my old (but good) plotter HP DesignJet 450c on my new laptop with windows vista. Can YOU can help?

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  • jjfour Feb 22, 2008

    looking for driver for hp 450 for windows vista not developed by hp for vista

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    Cannot get my ultra reliable HP Designjet 450C A1 to work with my new Vista system please inform me of any solutions

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    I have the same problem.

    Where is the DRiver from Windows Vista x64?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    Just updated to Microsoft Vista and AutocadLt 2008. Now I can't print. Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    Have a great and reliable HP 450C/B0 plotter, can't migrate to Vista because there are no HP drivers for the plotter... :( HP's really screwing up with the decision to drop legacy plotter support...

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    HP DesignJet 450c InkJet Plotter driver for Vista

  • kinabalu Jun 13, 2008

    Here is an inelegant solution for plotting with the HP DesignJet 450c on Vista which works:



    Download Microsoft Virtual PC and load Windows XP or earlier on it. Network your virtual non-Vista pc with your Vista pc and load your software onto the virtual pc. This will not work if your pc does not have a parallel port because Microsoft Virtual PC does not support USB. Other software applications for creating virtual computers do support USB, so investigate which program will work for your system configuration.

  • kinabalu Jun 13, 2008

    Here is an inelegant solution for plotting with the HP DesignJet 450c on Vista which works:



    Download Microsoft Virtual PC and load Windows XP or earlier on it. Network your virtual non-Vista pc with your Vista pc and load your software onto the virtual pc. This will not work if your pc does not have a parallel port because Microsoft Virtual PC does not support USB. Other software applications for creating virtual computers do support USB, so investigate which program will work for your system configuration.

  • atopgun Jun 20, 2008

    It wont work at all with vista 450 c

  • preeo_cody Aug 01, 2008

    I have a DesignJet 450C and Windows XP. I am having the same problem. Can you get me to a free driver update, I really need to get this thing working!

  • cebylon Aug 24, 2008

    Now I found the resolution:



    first I installed the DisignJet 430 for Vista, then

    I installed the DesignJet 500 plus driver for Vista - and it works perfect !



    HP-Site 430

    you find it here on HP-Site 500 plus



    regards JR

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    Hello cebylon, i'am writing from Italy.
    I'm not an expert, I have the same problem with drivers for Designjet 430c and Vista and i dont understand your solution.
    I ask you please to explain better how you have done to solve the problem.
    Can you explain step by step throughout the procedure?
    Thank you
    Roberto

  • amy1372 Dec 23, 2008

    I have a 450C that I need to use with Vista... I tried the suggestions and when I download the driver it unzips it then won't let me open anything... I don't know what I'm doing. Can anyone help?

    Thanks


  • Patricia Pazmino Feb 13, 2009

    I have an HP Designjet 450C plotter that I can't find a driver for to use with my new windows vista computer. Does anyone have a solution for this?

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Need a designjet 450c vista driver.

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THIS SOLUTION IM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS IN MY EXPERIENCE THE EASIEST ONE JUST DOWNLOAD THE WINDOWS XP DRIVER FOR THE HP DESIGNJET 450C PRINTER AND INSTALL IT INTO THE WINDOWS PRINTER PLATTFORM, YOU MAY SEE SOME ANOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR COMPUTER TELLING YOU THAT THE PROGRAM YOUR TRYING TO INSTALL MAY NOT BE COMPATIBLE "DONT LISTEN TO THEM" JUST CONTINUE YOUR INSTALLATION AND PRESTO YOUR DESIGNJET PRINTER WILL WORK PERFECTLY

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I had the same problem. New HP desktop computer with VISTA, and my not-so-old, reliable HP 450C. After much frustration, I found a solution. I purchased a PCI parallel port from LavaLink (www.lavalink.com) for about $75 including courier shipping. I installed my not-so-old Windows XP driver (pl532en.exe), installed the Lava parallel port, connected the 450C, starter my computer - and presto, VISTA recognized the new parallel port and installed it - then recognized the 450C as new hardware and installed it. I am now happily plottting from VISTA.

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I want to driver designjet 450c for win7

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I have a 450c printer with a jetdirect print server connected to a netgear
wireless router . I access this printer from a xp home laptop and a vista ultimate laptop.
I installed the pl532en.exe driver from the HP site on both laptops and it works like a champ.

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Sirs, as you experienced very well, Windows creates a lot of problems in plotting CAD/Cutting/Engraving works. The problem is that Windows, Plotters and Applications usually don't give good drivers, up-to-date or they don't give at all for old plotters. We can offer a solution: Winline drivers On a flatbad plotter it supports a work area of up to:
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Posted on Feb 22, 2008

1. leave your old comuter, low power.. in the Network with win xp.
2. connect and print ower lan!

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Here is an inelegant solution for plotting with the HP DesignJet 450c on Vista which works:

Download Microsoft Virtual PC, set up a virtual pc on your vista system and load Windows XP or earlier on it. Network your virtual non-Vista pc with your Vista pc and load your software onto the virtual pc. This will not work if your pc does not have a parallel port because Microsoft Virtual PC does not support USB. Other software applications for creating virtual computers do support USB, so investigate which program will work for your system configuration.

When this is all done you will still not be able to plot to the 450c from vista, but you will be able to plot from the same desktop system.

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