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“USB Printing Support is an older USB device and might not work with USB 3.0” Windows 10

Perhaps now, after virtually two years, Microsoft or HP modified one thing, and perhaps now it could work out of the field.

Here’s what labored for me (if I recall appropriately), I’m not positive why, and whether or not it was obligatory:

I linked the printer to a different (really, newer) laptop computer with Home windows 10. Despite the fact that that laptop computer apparently had the identical USB 3.0 (or perhaps 3.1) ports, after some perhaps 10 minutes Home windows all of the sudden stated that the printer was prepared, and I may print from that laptop computer.

I feel I attempted the identical with my outdated laptop computer: linked the printer on to my outdated laptop computer and waited sufficient time, however this didn’t work.

So on that new laptop computer the place the printer put in by itself, I searched in information *.inf below C:WindowsSystem32DriverStoreFileRepository (together with subdirectories) for the string “1018”, which is part of the mannequin identify of my printer, HP LaserJet 1018:

C:WindowsSystem32DriverStoreFileRepository>findstr /s "1018" *.inf

This revealed the file hplj1020.inf_amd64_5ffa82d4dfa98331HPLJ1020.INF, which seemed promising, so I copied the complete listing hplj1020.inf_amd64_5ffa82d4dfa98331 to my outdated laptop computer (the place I wished to put in the printer).

I do not bear in mind how I put in it on the outdated laptop computer. In all probability in one of many two methods:

Perhaps I copied the complete listing hplj1020.inf_amd64_5ffa82d4dfa98331 to C:WindowsSystem32DriverStoreFileRepository on the outdated laptop computer, then used the Add New Printer wizard, and within the checklist, below HP printers, the mannequin 1018 (or 1020) now appeared, so I put in it.

Or perhaps I copied that listing to some temporal listing on my outdated laptop computer, then used the Add New Printer wizard, selected “I’ve a disk”, and pointed the wizard to the .INF file within the copied listing (in all probability it may be executed with right-clicking on the .INF file and selecting Set up).

So the printer put in usually and labored!

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