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HP Laserjet 1020 Crashes Spooler

This post is almost more for my own reference than anyone else’s.

I’ve known for years that the updated drivers that you can download from HP for their Laserjet 1020 frequently crashes the Windows Spooler Subsystem. And, chronically crashes it, so you have to clean out the spooler files and then restart the spooler to get your printers back.

This attached file has a revised driver that seems to help with that problem. You need to put them directly into the c:\windows\system32\spool\printers\w32x86\3 folder, and then re-add the 1020.

Anyway, here’s those files: