How do I install an older printer that needs a new driver?

Question

I have been given a HP Deskjet600c printer; but no software. Windows 95 version I have does not list this printer. I attempted 500 version, but it fails to give me satisfactory results. I have received from HP a file "dj365en" in response to my request for a printer driver for this machine. This file is on my hard drive, and on a zip disk. However, when I attempt to install this printer, telling Mr. Wizard I have disk, he tells me the disk does not contain a printer file. What do I do next? Thanks!!

Answer

This question was answered on August 25, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It is also possible that the file that got is a compressed file It needs to be run in order to "extract" the individual driver files To do this, click on Start, then Run, then use the browse button to get to the file on your hard drive.

When you tell Mr Wizard you have the disk, he will automatically go to the floppy disk drive to look for the driver you are trying to install In that same window there is a button labelled, browse This will allow your computer to go to the actual place on c, your hard drive, where the dj365en driver is located This is the correct driver for the HP 600c, we have verified that for you You have done everything correctly this far, now you just need to point to the driver file with the browse button, select the driver file by highlighting then click ok

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 25, 1999