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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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hdhondt

8/22/2022 - Mon
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The LJ4000 is supposed to use the same engine as the 1606 so worth trying
http://www.driversdown.com/drivers/2288.shtml

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
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Thanks, I will try that out.
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I tried that and it did not work
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hdhondt

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.