How to Install Downloaded Laser Jet 1100 Win98 Driver? (217 Views)
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Sastry Pulya
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Registered: ‎01-26-2005
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How to Install Downloaded Laser Jet 1100 Win98 Driver?

I downloaded the Laser Jet 1100 (lj517en.EXE). I ran the exe and installed in C:\lj517. I could see the win9x_me directory but when i tried adding printer through controlpanel it is not able to get the files needed from this directory.

Can someone help?
Thanks in advance
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Pat
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Re: How to Install Downloaded Laser Jet 1100 Win98 Driver?

Hi, Sastry,

Did you try the following?

Turn on the printer first, then turn on the computer.
Close any screen savers, virus protection programs, or other software programs running on your computer.
Click on Download Now and a File Download box will appear.
Select Save This Program to Disk and a Save As box will appear.
Select a directory to save the file in and click Save.
Locate the file using Windows Explorer when the download has completed.
Double click on the file. This will extract all the driver files into a directory on your hard drive. The directory these files are extracted to will have a similar name to the printer model that was downloaded (i.e., c:\lj5500). However, you can change the path and directory name at the time of extracting the file.
Open the Printers Window (Click Start-Settings-Printers).

Update the printer if it was previously installed
Right click on the printer and select Properties from the pop menu.
On the General tab, select New Driver.
Click on the Warning Box that pops up.
A printer listing box will appear. Select Have Disk.
Another box Install from Disk appears.
Click the Browse to locate the expanded files directory (i.e., c:\lj206).
Click on the file ending with .inf .
Click Open and then Okay and let files install.

Add the printer if it hasn't been installed yet.
Click Add New Printer
Follow the instructions of the Add Printer Wizard.


Pat
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Sastry Pulya
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Re: How to Install Downloaded Laser Jet 1100 Win98 Driver?

Pat,
Thanks for your reply...
I rebooted the computer while the printer is on, this made the computer to detect new hardware.
Later I pointed the driver directory to C:\lj517\win9x_me. The detection program automatically installed the drivers.

Thanks so much,
Sastry
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Re: How to Install Downloaded Laser Jet 1100 Win98 Driver?

You're quite welcome.

Pat
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