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    printer in dos

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    by chester peterson ·

    I have a old friend who would like to run a HP 500c printer on his old PC which still runs using DOS.
    Is it possible to get a dos driver for this or is there another way.

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    • #3474971

      printer in dos

      by hrhold1 ·

      In reply to printer in dos

      You have neglected to mention which version of dos is installed on the PC. Most Dos applications will print dirctly to a printer, or supply a supplemental driver if it isnt a ‘dumb’ printer. Either way there should may be dos drivers at HP support or you could try a 3rd party such as DriverGuide.com . Does the ‘print’ command work at all with this setup? If not, i’ll take a look around for ya. hope this helps a little .. H

    • #3474946

      printer in dos

      by masterboy ·

      In reply to printer in dos

      You should easily find one at http://www.hp.com

    • #3474901

      printer in dos

      by opatzg9 ·

      In reply to printer in dos

      Most old DOS programs ran with drivers for the printers they supported. These drivers were merely escape codes sent to the printer to get it to work the way you want it to. Are you sure he needs a DOS driver? What you may need is the escape code sequences for different fonts/landscape/portrait etc.. HP should have those if you can DOS print with it. Good Luck!

    • #3474877

      printer in dos

      by ann777 ·

      In reply to printer in dos

      It’s all here:

      Printing from DOS Applications: HP DeskJet Printer User’s Guide

      http://support.ap.dell.com/docs/acc/hp800/printing.htm

    • #3474418

      printer in dos

      by warped ·

      In reply to printer in dos

      Sometimes you will find that a hp laserjet 3 driver is compatable with a lot of other printers.
      Some of our users use old dos based programs and that is what we had to use to make it print.
      Hope it works for you

    • #3477424

      printer in dos

      by chester peterson ·

      In reply to printer in dos

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