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Need Windows 98SE Drivers for HP 1420 Deskjet Printer

Hi, My husband (who refuses to buy a new computer with a newer platform) today purchased an HP Deskjet D1420 Printer. Everything connected ok, but the CD that came with the printer only has drivers for Windows 2000 and up. I tried HP "Customer Care", but they no longer support W98SE. Believe me, we are not computer experts but were wondering, before we return the printer, would anyone have any suggestions on how to overcome this problem? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    I have 2 hp printers and have lost the drivers. Hp will give drivers for anything after 98 but not 98 or older. I am currently searching the internet for someone who may have the drivers but no luck looks like I will have to upgrade the OS or do with out a printer.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    hola, yo tembien tengo el mismo problema me e comprado la HP DESKJET 1420 Y TENGO WINDOWS ME.. Y NO SE COMO INSTALAR EN MI COMPU..


  • Andrae Johnson May 30, 2008

    unable to find driver for deskjet d1420 that will work with my window 98 system, can you help?



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Are you able to install the windows 2000 driver on your system?

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  • technetnot Dec 05, 2007

    have you tried installing the windows 2000 drivers?


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If the company no longer provide the driver for win98.. there is nothin much to do... just replace it..

Posted on Oct 17, 2007


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