In October, 2009, I upgraded my operating system from Windows Vista to Windows 7. Before the update I connected my HP Laserjet 4/4m Plus printer via a parallel to USB cable. My current system is an HP Pavillion that does not have a parallel port. The parallel to USB connection with Vista worked fine. However, the connection did not work under Windows 7. I added the laserjet printer on the 'Devices and Printers' screen. When I tried to print a document, the document did not print and 'went into a black hole'.
I thought I would try a PCI adapter card and called the HP support line to verify that this connection would or would not work. I was told that Microsoft does not have a fix/software drivers for Windows 7 that would allow the Laserjet 4/4m Plus printer to work under Windows 7. Is this correct? I have used this printer for several years and want to continue its use because of its reliability and print quality.
If anyone knows of a solution, please let me now. Thanks for your help.