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Win 98 Printer Sharing with Win2k?

By steve8587 ·
I'm looking for some suggestions on sharing an old Laser printer from a Win98 machine on a Win2k setup. The problem is the Laser Printer is a 1993 NEC Slientwriter Superscript 610Plus and drivers are only available for Win95 and 98, nothing for Win2k. If I could find a way for it to work on the Win2k I could forget about the below Win98 setup.

I would like to continue using this printer and use my Win2 Professional PC. As I understand, if a printer is shared out (from a Win98 PC), each PCconnecting to it must install the appropriate drivers, but with Win2k they are not available. Is there a way to send the print over to the Win98 machine and have IT process the job? This printer does not get used much so multiple users and speed are not that much of an issue.

Currently, I save any work done on the Win2k machine into a FAT32 partition on the Win98 machine, then go to it and open/print the file from there.

Any suggestions, either on getting the printer to print directlyfrom Win2k (new drivers) or sharing the printer from the Win98 machine and using 98 drivers for jobs sent through Win2k.

Thanks,
Steve

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Win 98 Printer Sharing with Win2k?

by sluggo210672 In reply to Win 98 Printer Sharing wi ...

Have you tried using any of the other NEC drivers? There are quite a few Silent Writer drivers and Superscript drivers under NEC printer drivers. Surely one of these could do the job.
I have on the odd occasion, used incorrect drivers when installing printers and have had no problems printing to them,(aside from one program that did not like it).Could be worth a shot

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by steve8587 In reply to Win 98 Printer Sharing wi ...
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Win 98 Printer Sharing with Win2k?

by jwilczyn In reply to Win 98 Printer Sharing wi ...

Try to install this printer as HP LJII (use the default win2000 driver) on your win2000 box and share it. It should work OK.

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by steve8587 In reply to Win 98 Printer Sharing wi ...

Did not work on any of the HP LJII

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