Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎02-01-2009
Message 1 of 3 (5,380 Views)

What printers are compatible with Windows 98

My father-in-law is in need of a new printer but does not want to upgrade his operating system.  Is there an all-in-one printer that will run on Windows 98?  If not, what is his best bet?
Grad Student
Posts: 193
Member Since: ‎12-03-2008
Message 2 of 3 (5,371 Views)

Re: What printers are compatible with Windows 98

Wow, that's a tough question to answer. Does his Windows 98 machine have USB ports? As USB was just coming into being during the Windows 98 years it is likely he does not have the ports, and if he did it would be USB 1. So you will have to look for a printer with either parallel or serial interface for him. Then the challenge is to find drivers for the Windows 98 system. Your best bet might be to check the auction sites for older printers being sold. Or maybe get lucky and find someone upgrading to a system that no longer supports their printer. I have an older Canon printer that was used on a 98 system I'd be willing to give him if he lives close to SW Michigan.
dv7t-1000CTO Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
dv6-1350us Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎09-13-2013
Message 3 of 3 (1,326 Views)

Re: What printers are compatible with Windows 98

I have a colleague who has a computer system that runs on Windows 98 and for many reasons, cannot be replaced at this time.  He needs a printer that will work on windows 98. Can you assist?  I've got some old printers from the 1990s that do still work with the newer OS.

† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation