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Print driver for HP 1606dn Laser Jet printer for Windows 98 SE

I am looking for a print driver for an HP 1606dn LaserJet Pro Printer that will work in Windows 98 SE?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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The LJ4000 is supposed to use the same engine as the 1606 so worth trying

You need to navigate through all the flashing neon to the actual downloads!

This should work with a local install but may not run it over TCP/IP

Thanks, I will try that out.

I tried that and it did not work
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When buying a cheap printer (i.e. GDI) it's also worth keeping in mind that sooner or later drivers will be not be available for a new version of the operating system. If you spend a little more and get a printer that supports a printer language (like PCL5 or PostScript) you can be certain some compatible driver will be available for any new OS.

The same happens in reverse: if you buy a PCL5 printer, virtually any PCL5 driver for Win98 will work with that printer. Hence MASQUERAID's suggestion of getting an old printer (or a new one) should work, as long as it supports PCL5 or PostScript.

Note: HP sell printers with something called PCL3. That bears no relation to PCL5, but instead it's one of their names for GDI. It suffers from all the GDI limitations, so a driver for another PCL3 printer will usually not work.