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dd26r
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dekjet 656c driver for window 8

Hi I just bought the Hp pavilion 20 all in one with windows 8 and I have my old printer that is a deskjet 656c. I want to know if there is a driver sotwear whatever that I can download to make my printer work or do I have to buy a new one, hopefully not cause its in excellent condtions

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Lorem_ipsum
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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

All you need to do to install it is connect it to the printer using a USB cable. It will automatically install it.

 

 

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dd26r
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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

I didt but theres an error message that my printer is not compatible with the windowd 8 64 bits

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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

Go through the add printer wizard and choose hp on the left and either the Deskjet 970 or 550 from the list. Use USB 00x as the port.


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TonyH1234
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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

Sorry to say we did not make Windows 8 driver specifically for this printer.

 

You may be able to use an alternate driver.  We recommended using the Deskjet 660c driver on Windows7 and that driver is available thru Windows Update for Windows8.

Also there were several different generic HP PCL3 drivers built into Windows 8. One of of those might work good enough. 

None of these will automatically install thru Plug-N-Play .  You will have to go into control panel and manually add a printer and select a driver from the Windows8 list of drivers.

 

If you find an alternative driver that works for this printer, please respond and let others know. 

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gilberth73
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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

buen dia 

quiero instlar una impresora hp 656c en win 8 peroo no encuentro los driver, alguine me puede ayudar gracias

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Jazoja
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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

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Hi!

 

I successfully managed to install HP 656C on Windows 8 x64.

Here is my solution:

Install HP 660C driver from Windows Update as desribed here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01796821&cc=us&destPage=document&lc=en&os=4063&...

Because it didn't work I set the driver port from LPT1 to USB001 as you mentioned.

Now it works.

Maybe setting the port to USB001 instead of LPT1 while installing could be a shorter way.

 

Update:

The Virtual USB port is created automatically when I plugged in the printer and let the Winddows install the factory drivers. (however I cannot use the printer this way)

 

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higgi60
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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

i have a hp deskjet 656c which i use for printing letters ,ifind it so simple to use and it does a great job ,This was ok with windows vista but now have a computor with windows 8 and when you load the disc it says only 34 bit not the required 64 bit ,have had a look at windows update on the drivers and other sites and this printer is one of them hp do not surport with a update ,do not want to have to buy a new one if i can get mine to print .,help

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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

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Hello higgi60,

Have you tried plugging in the USB to your Windows 8 computer and let it do the update? I suggest you try this and see if it gives you the option to install the most up to date drivers for your DeskJet 656c.

Please let me know if this was helpful. I will watch for your reply.

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higgi60
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Re: dekjet 656c driver for window 8

hi ,did try installing deskjet 656c with lead ,computor did install but still no up to date drivers for this model so will not print ,still live in hope ,but thanks for your post

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