Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS Driver Download

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The LaserWriter 12/640 PS is a printer manufactured by Apple. This update fixes issues with bad print quality, printer unresponsive or won't print, slow printing and program crashes while printing. This version of "" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 3,457 downloads and 27 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 515.9 KB.

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Supported Models


Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS




Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Additional Notes

This is a custom packaging of .ppd plus postscript drivers driven by .inf installer. The .inf file and packaging style is based on HP's LJ4000 install package.

Uploaded By

Jeff Hardy (DG Member) on 12-Jan-2004

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
lw12640/win9x/fonts.mf_ 47.4 KB 11 Jul 1995
lw12640/win9x/iconlib.dl_ 15.8 KB 11 Jul 1995
lw12640/win9x/pscript.hl_ 13.6 KB 11 Jul 1995
lw12640/win9x/pscript.dr_ 232.4 KB 11 Jul 1995
lw12640/win9x/README45.WRI 32.8 KB 29 Oct 1997
lw12640/win9x/hpdcmon.dl_ 30.1 KB 17 Nov 1997
lw12640/win9x/APLWMGS1.PPD 39.1 KB 11 Nov 2003
lw12640/win9x/HPLicEN.txt 6.0 KB 7 Oct 1996
lw12640/win9x/lwxxxx.inf 2.3 KB 13 Nov 2003
lw12640/win9x/pscript.in_ 168 bytes 11 Jul 1995
lw12640/win2k_nt/pscript.sep 51 bytes 9 Aug 1996
lw12640/win2k_nt/ntprint.inf 2.0 KB 11 Nov 2003
lw12640/win2k_nt/APLWMGS1.PPD 39.1 KB 11 Nov 2003
lw12640/win2k_nt/pscript.dll 225.6 KB 1 May 1997
lw12640/win2k_nt/layout.inf 1.8 KB 11 Nov 2003
lw12640/win2k_nt/pscrptui.dll 179.5 KB 1 May 1997
lw12640/APLWMGS1.PPD 39.1 KB 11 Nov 2003

How to Update Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Apple 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 Apple 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.

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