HP DesignJet 500 42 by HP Driver Download

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The DesignJet 500 42 by HP is a printer manufactured by HP. If your printer is unresponsive, slow to print or the print quality is poor, updating to the latest driver may fix the problem. Visitors have downloaded this file "pl221ge.exe" 27 times with an aggregate rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews. The uploader reports that this update will work successfully on PCs running Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.9 MB.

2 Ratings

Supported Models

HP DesignJet 500 42 by HP

HP DesignJet 500 24 by HP

HP DesignJet 500 24+HPGL2 Card

HP DesignJet 500 42+HPGL2 Card

HP DesignJet 5000 42 by HP

HP DesignJet 5000 60 by HP

HP DesignJet 5000PS 42 by HP



Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows 2003, Windows 2003 (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit), Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 23-Sep-2007

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
HPGLCAL5.DL_ 40.9 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPGLRTL2.HP_ 56.9 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPGLRTL3.DR_ 557.1 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPGLRTL4.HL_ 175.3 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPGLRTL4.HP_ 269.8 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPGLRTL5.HL_ 8.0 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPGLRTL8.HP_ 147.8 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPLTCHG1.EX_ 23.8 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPLTLNK1.EX_ 25.2 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPLTREN1.EX_ 455.0 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPLTREN2.DL_ 54.7 KB 26 Jan 2001
HPLTUI1.DL_ 158.8 KB 26 Jan 2001
LIESMICH.TXT 9.8 KB 26 Jan 2001
dsignjt2.inf 2.7 KB 26 Jan 2001

How to Update HP DesignJet 500 42 by HP Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the HP DesignJet 500 42 by HP driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter HP DesignJet 500 42 by HP into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the HP Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the HP website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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