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HP LaserJet 5100 Series Printers - Driver and Software Availability
Software for Windows
Drivers included with the printer
Printer drivers access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the HP LaserJet 5100 series printer (via a printer language).
The following drivers are included with the printer. The most recent drivers are on the internet.
NOTE: Depending on the configuration of the Windows computers, the installation program for the printer software automatically checks the computer for the Internet to obtain the latest drivers.
The PCL 5e, PCL6, and PS* drivers are included for the following operating systems:
NOTE: *The PostScript (PS) driver is not provided for the HP LaserJet 5100LE or the HP LaserJet 5100se printer models.
The following printer drivers may be obtained by downloading them from the Internet, or by requesting them from an HP-authorized service or support provider.
Software for Macintosh computers
NOTE: The following information is not applicable to the HP LaserJet 5100Le and 5100se printer models.
PostScript Printer Description Files (PPDs)
PPDs, in combination with the LaserWriter driver, access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer. An installation program for the PPDs and other software is provided on the compact disk. Use the LaserWriter printer driver that comes with the printer.
NOTE: The LaserWriter driver is also available from Apple.
HP LaserJet Utility
HP LaserJet Utility allows control of features that are not available in the driver. Use the HP LaserJet Utility to do the following:
HP Web Jetadmin
Download HP Web Jetadmin from the HP Web site. This web-based driver-administration software should be installed on a server. The following systems are supported:
Software for Linux
For information about Linux support for the printer, see the HP Linux support homepage: Click here for more information from the HP Linux support homepage at http://hp.sourceforge.net/ .