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I need a Windows 98 driver for hp deskjet 2050 printer. Thank you.

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July 13, 2013 4:22:47 AM

Windows 98 driver hp deskjet 2050 printer. Unless you don't have it, the manual of the printer says it is compatible with deskjet 1050. Thanks.
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July 13, 2013 4:38:30 AM

Then you'll have to write one yourself, because the earliest HP has is for XP.
July 15, 2013 12:19:39 PM

Teach me how to write the driver, please. Or, what other driver is still compatible with it... 2050 ...
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July 15, 2013 8:09:58 PM

There are no compatible Windows 98 drivers for that printer, nor will there ever be any from the manufacturer. The only way you will ever get 98 drivers is as USAFRet says, "write one yourself". If you don't have the necessary skills to roll your own then you're basically SOL, as it would be prohibitively expensive to pay someone to write a one off driver for a long obsolete OS.
July 15, 2013 10:56:25 PM

I agree it is expensive to pay for a driver... I still hope I will find a driver - older one that has some features similar with the ones of 2050 or 1050. If I only knew how to write a driver for a printer...
July 16, 2013 6:46:50 AM

Give it up, you're not going to find any driver/s that will work with that printer. As for writing a driver.... After several years of study, and additional time reverse engineering an existing driver (HP isn't going to provide you with any internal documentation), and tracking down long obsolete software tools, you just (might) be able to cobble together something minimally functional. Driver development is something of a black art, it's not learned overnight.
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July 16, 2013 6:51:20 AM

Why the requirement for Windows 98? It is 15 years old, long out of support, and not the safest thing to run.
July 16, 2013 11:10:56 AM

well, old pc's work best with old Operating Systems. A friend told me to re-write a driver made for XP, and to write there in the info file found in system32/drivers instead of : "... Windows XP" ... "Windows 98"
July 16, 2013 11:47:44 AM

luci2378 said:
well, old pc's work best with old Operating Systems. A friend told me to re-write a driver made for XP, and to write there in the info file found in system32/drivers instead of : "... Windows XP" ... "Windows 98"

Not gonna work, no how, no way. Completely different driver models between Windows 9x and XP. XP drivers WILL NOT work in 9x.
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