Windows 2003/2008/2012 / XP / Vista / 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 – universal driver
HP has created a generic driver that you can install on different versions of Windows. Download the program and install it on your computer.
Windows Vista / 7/8 / 8.1 / 10
Bit options: x32 / x64
Driver size: 14 MB (x32) and 20 MB (x64)
Click to download (x32):
Click to download (x64):
Please read the instructions below carefully to ensure that the HP LaserJet 1012 driver is correctly installed.
There is an additional option to set up the HP LaserJet 1012 printer in your computer – install the basic driver – HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL5 or HP LaserJet 3055. Try these two options.
Windows Vista / 7/8 / 8.1 / 10
Bit options: x32
Driver size: 1 MB
Click to download:
How to install a driver in Windows 10
Any office equipment from the HP company necessarily requires initial setup in the system. This process is associated with the installation of drivers and is further complicated by the fact that the latter differ depending on the bitness of the operating system. Since HP does not provide clear installation instructions, we have prepared an updated step-by-step algorithm of actions.
The first thing to do is to download the drivers for the HP LaserJet 1012 printer using the hyperlinks provided on this page at the top. You can also search for the required distribution kit on the official website – there it is usually available for download in the “Technical support” section. After downloading, you can notice that the drivers are packed into an archive, so you need to unzip them to any convenient place. For this we use the free 7ZIP archiver or use the system utility.
Now let’s move on to determining the bitness of the operating system. To do this, click on the My Computer icon on the desktop and select the “Properties” item.
If for some reason such an icon is not found on the desktop, then you can enter the name “My Computer” in the search bar (to the right of the “Start” menu) and call properties from there. A table with the summary parameters of the operating system will open, where in the “System Type” field we look at the bit depth.
Now for further actions we need to get into the “Control Panel”. We use the already familiar search form and click on the highlighted item “Control Panel”. In the window that opens, we are interested in the “Hardware and Sound” item, in which there is a link “View devices and printers”. We click this link.
A window with available printers will open. At the top, you will need to select the “Add a printer” item.
The system will start searching for new devices on its own. We do not wait for completion and immediately click on “The required printer is not in the list.”
In the window that opens, we are interested in the item “Add a local or network printer with parameters set manually” – put a check in front of it. We click “Next”.
We decide on the port where we will connect the new printer. We put a checkmark in the item “Use an existing port” and check that the value “LTP1: (Printer port)” is there. Click “Next”.
You can also try to select DOT4_001 instead of LTP1.
Now we select the method from where the driver files for the new printer will be copied. In our case, we need to click on the “Have Disk” button.
Next, specify the driver to be installed. Above this page there are drivers that must be downloaded to your computer, unpacked with an archiver and then specify the path to the unpacked folder in this window.
In the window that opens, we look for the very folder where the driver files were unzipped, and among them we find a file named “hpc1015e” (do not forget to take into account the bit depth). We click “Open”.
To the offer to insert a disc with the software from the printer, we answer by pressing the “Ok” button.
Select the printer driver from the list that you want to install at the moment.
Now you need to enter the name of the printer – it can be anything. We pass “Next”.
You can configure the printer so that users on the same network can also send documents to print.
After the successful installation message appears, it is fashionable to try to print a test page. After that, click “Finish” to complete the installer.