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dtrainer2000
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HP Deskjet 850c Driver

I recently purchased an HP Pavilion desktop computer. It is running Windows 7 and, so far the computer is great.

 

However when I proceeded to set-up my HP Deskjet 850c printer to run off of this computer, I see that there is no driver available for this particular printer. I purchased a parallel to USB cord, as parallel is the only output on this printer.

 

If there is no driver available for the 850c, are there drivers that could be substituted to serve as the 850c's driver.

 

Read in an old post that the HP500C/HP500C driver does work, but does not print colour exactly as is. I have not tried this driver yet, but does anyone have any other advice for running my 850c? This printer has never given me a problem and I have used it for almost 15 years (!!). This printer is what has lead me to believe that HP is a solid brand and name. Just look at how long the Deskjet 850c has lasted.

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Bob_Headrick
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

For the Deskjet 850 I would suggest trying the Deskjet 870  then the Deskjet 660c if the 870 has issues.  Select the Windows Update box in the "Add Printer" section if these printers are not offered in the list.

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RonWolpa
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

I have the same trouble, during many years I installed the HP 850c from windows 98 and XP installation disks and never had to think about that.
I think there is a good probability that our 850c would work with XP drivers if we had the  .inf   file ;
Unfortunately it is not available in the HP site, it looks like it is a way to force people like us who have an old printer to buy a new one ;   This is a greed market that does not look back .

 

 

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w7ov
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

Did you try the Deskjet 870 or 660 drivers?  It should only take five minutes to try and one of those should work,

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RonWolpa
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

 

 

http://ccaheaven.com/files/wtsuprn.inf        

I looked for .inf on Google and downloaded wtsuprn.inf which supposedly is the driver I need;

This is what the system seeks and I will provided it;

If it does not work then I will try to install as your suggested.

 

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dtrainer2000
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

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I am currently using driver HP840c/841c/842c/843c for my HP Deskjet 850c printer with Windows 7. Looking at some of the pages I have printed, colour and text seems to appear as it should. The only problem is that any print job is preceded by one page with the following text printed at the top "@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL3GUI". This extra page is an annoyance but one that can be dealt with. I also tried the driver Deskjet 870 and have similar results as the previously mentioned driver. The driver Deskjet 660c did not work as text was printed super enlarged.

 

Would still love to have a driver for my 850c. It's still a great printer and I still have high hopes that HP can accommodate us 850c owners.

 

Thanks.

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RonWolpa
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

so where can I download 840c driver from ?
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RonWolpa
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

I am annoyed of seekin´ over the internet the driver for my printer and find sites that clearly promise it and as I click it starts the download of driver update softwares ; does anyone know from here I can download the driver for HP 850c or HP840c/841c/842c/843c ??
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dtrainer2000
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

I got the HP 840c driver by updating the drivers that are available from Windows 7.

 

1. Click the Start and then choose the Control Panel option.

2. The Control Panel window opens up. Click Device and Printer.

3. The Device and Printer window opens up with the list of all external devices and printer.

4. Click Add a printer to add new printer.

5. Click Add a local printer.

6. Click Next.

7. Click Have Disk to install Printer Driver. Browse driver location and click Ok.

8. At the Add Printer, click Windows Update. This should download all drivers, including the HP 840c/841c/842c/843c.

 

Hope this helps.

 

P.S. I am still hoping for that HP 850c driver!

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RonWolpa
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Re: HP Deskjet 850c Driver

Hello , I was not succesfull in duplicating your tutorial (step 7) , as I click on Windows Update it takes a while and it comes up a message “windows could not get a list of Windows update devices , try later”. Don’t know went amiss. Thank you very much for your post. PS.: I found 850c driver @ http://www.updrivers.com/downloadnow/17795.html the file name is dj875ge.exe (as a matter of fact it seems to be the original program in german language which comes with the printer); Unfortunately it crashes during setup. I found the program for 840c @ http://www.roxysoft.com/drivers/HP-840c-841c-842c-843c-843cxe-845c-845cvr-Deskjet-Driver-v-4-3-for-W... but as I try to install it , ntvdm.exe crashes and stop setup procedure.
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