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Windows 7: Need Old HP Printer driver for Windows 98SE for USB support.

29 Mar 2016   #1
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 
Need Old HP Printer driver for Windows 98SE for USB support.

Hi all:

So my mother owns an optometric practice with a very old Dicon field machine (dicon tks 4000) and it uses a floppy to store patient data then it is moved to the a pc with WIN 98SE and displayed with a program called Field View 3.01 then they print that report from the software. Their old printer died and she wanted me to put on another printer which she does have for WIN 98SE. Now here is the problem I'm facing, I uninstalled the old printer which was an HP something via USB (it's long gone now unfortunately) to install the driver for the new printer that is a HP LaserJet P2015dn that's also USB and got this driver on there but I can not add the usb port for printing as after much tearing my hair out trying multiple things (even putting this machine in a VM to diagnose the problem) I came to find out that in 2007 MS pulled all the licensing for the manufactures to have the USB support component in their drivers(this is inside XP and all newer os's by MS) so that driver I linked above is only to fix a broken one or to install on a machine that the USB port assignment was never removed. When I uninstalled the broken printers drivers it took that with it. I now need to find an original driver that came with this printer on the CD back when it was sold that will have this old USB portion of the driver still in it. I have looked all over the internet for this but can only find the newer one that will not have it all in it. They are currently taking pictures of the screen of monitor atm then printing it from their phones which is not convenient and a new field machine is about 20k so that is not worth it for this issue. I was just wondering if any older guru's on here might know or heck even have the cd lying around somewhere I can get the file off of?

I figured it did not hurt to see if anyone has any info that could help me out at this point.

Thanks for your time

Malcolm


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29 Mar 2016   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi just a thought check ebay for that printer and contact the seller if they would have the cd for it. if get lucky enough they might send you a copy of the cd for a small charge.
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29 Mar 2016   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
hi just a thought check ebay for that printer and contact the seller if they would have the cd for it. if get lucky enough they might send you a copy of the cd for a small charge.
Good idea. Here's one for sale with the software discs,

https://www.dotmed.com/listing/visua...s-4000/1692865

From just a couple weeks ago.
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29 Mar 2016   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

The unit is fine lol, it's the printer driver I need for the hp. I'm sorry if I was unclear. Edit: will look for the printer on eBay though (have tried but eh can't hurt again).
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29 Mar 2016   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

we know the printer is fine was just thinking if you could find one who is selling same printer they could have the disk and make a copy of it for you.
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29 Mar 2016   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
we know the printer is fine was just thinking if you could find one who is selling same printer they could have the disk and make a copy of it for you.
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29 Mar 2016   #7
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
we know the printer is fine was just thinking if you could find one who is selling same printer they could have the disk and make a copy of it for you.
Oh I guess it was just Derekimo that was confused sorry. You guys type to fast.
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29 Mar 2016   #8
A Guy

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31 Mar 2016   #9
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry for the late reply, that bottom one worked. Not with USB but with the LAN I put just the two devices in.

Thanks for all your help everyone, my mother, her staff, and I are very grateful this could be fixed as is.

Malcolm
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31 Mar 2016   #10
derekimo

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Glad you got it sorted.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Oh I guess it was just Derekimo that was confused sorry.
About what?
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