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Print Drivers for MS-DOS 6.22

By pasasant ·
Where can I get printer driivers for DOS to print to a HP870 DeskJET, HP website
has drivers for all Windows OS but not DOS.
Am I missing something, the program I need to print on DOS is called Record Breaker
and their company does not have any drivers for the program. So where and how do I get these drivers for printing. I would appreiciate the help.

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by dmiles In reply to Print Drivers for MS-DOS ...

Here are a few sites that may have the drivers that you are looking for
www.trichlor.com
http://computing.com
www.windrivers.com
www.driverforum.com

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by erikdr In reply to Print Drivers for MS-DOS ...

Unfortunately, I strongly doubt you can find those drivers on a website. Unlike Windoze (and OS/2 and the GUI shells for Linux), DOS and non-Gui Linux simply do not have the concept of a printer driver. Printing is seen as a responsibility of the _application_.
The app sometimes has a collection of drivers, like the famous one of WP for DOS, but always next to this has the option of hardcoding the 'driver' settings yourselves. For simple printing, text on a Deskjet e.g., this is not _that_ difficult. However you do need to consult the printer's manual - the Deskjet should have a brief introduction to its printing 'escape codes' (called PCL), and you need only a few of those for your Record Breaker app if that is text-based.

At your service,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by OTL In reply to Print Drivers for MS-DOS ...

In the setup for Record Breaker there should be an option to select the default printer and/or print driver select the DOS/windows print driver for the HP. If the printer was not selected as the DOS default printer the following will not work.
When you go to print there should be an option to print to disk, saving the file to a text file. In DOS type "type <filename> >print" should print if the HP is the default printer.

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by dcosgrove In reply to Print Drivers for MS-DOS ...

Here is one more good drivers page
www.drivershq.com
in case you haven't found it yet.

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