HP 2600N Laserjet - should I buy? using Win X64 - Urgent Thanx

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?Tmljaw==?=, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Hi All

    I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and even
    contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get this
    printer working?
    Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy it....

    Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Tmljaw==?=, Jan 24, 2006
    #1
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  2. Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"

    You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both. NOT one
    that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_ be
    dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS, regardless if
    you choose this printer.


    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    Nick wrote:
    > Hi All
    >
    > I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    > even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    > Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    > this printer working?
    > Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    > it....
    >
    > Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 24, 2006
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?Tmljaw==?=

    Alexis Guest

    Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color lasejet
    3500 a year ago.
    Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.

    Alexis


    "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    news:eE%...
    > Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    >
    > You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both. NOT
    > one that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_ be
    > dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS, regardless if
    > you choose this printer.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >
    > Nick wrote:
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    >> even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    >> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    >> this printer working?
    >> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    >> it....
    >>
    >> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )

    >
    >
     
    Alexis, Jan 24, 2006
    #3
  4. HP has your driver 3500 and 3500n for 64bit x86. Check out the HP.com site.

    "Alexis" wrote:

    > Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color lasejet
    > 3500 a year ago.
    > Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.
    >
    > Alexis
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    > news:eE%...
    > > Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    > >
    > > You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both. NOT
    > > one that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_ be
    > > dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS, regardless if
    > > you choose this printer.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Charlie.
    > > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    > >
    > > Nick wrote:
    > >> Hi All
    > >>
    > >> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    > >> even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    > >> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    > >> this printer working?
    > >> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    > >> it....
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?U3RldmVuIFdlaXNtYW4=?=, Jan 24, 2006
    #4
  5. =?Utf-8?B?Tmljaw==?=

    Alexis Guest

    It is a Itanium driver, not compactible with x64. Sorry....
    HP has disappointed us and we must express it in each occasion.

    Alexis

    "Steven Weisman" <Steven > wrote in message
    news:...
    > HP has your driver 3500 and 3500n for 64bit x86. Check out the HP.com
    > site.
    >
    > "Alexis" wrote:
    >
    >> Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color
    >> lasejet
    >> 3500 a year ago.
    >> Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.
    >>
    >> Alexis
    >>
    >>
    >> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eE%...
    >> > Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    >> >
    >> > You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both.
    >> > NOT
    >> > one that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_
    >> > be
    >> > dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS, regardless
    >> > if
    >> > you choose this printer.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Charlie.
    >> > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >> >
    >> > Nick wrote:
    >> >> Hi All
    >> >>
    >> >> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    >> >> even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    >> >> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to
    >> >> get
    >> >> this printer working?
    >> >> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    >> >> it....
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    Alexis, Jan 24, 2006
    #5
  6. You are in error. They have a 64-bit Itanium driver. Won't work for x64.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    Steven Weisman wrote:
    > HP has your driver 3500 and 3500n for 64bit x86. Check out the HP.com
    > site.
    >
    > "Alexis" wrote:
    >
    >> Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color
    >> lasejet 3500 a year ago.
    >> Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.
    >>
    >> Alexis
    >>
    >>
    >> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eE%...
    >>> Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    >>>
    >>> You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both. NOT
    >>> one that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_
    >>> be dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS,
    >>> regardless if you choose this printer.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Charlie.
    >>> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >>>
    >>> Nick wrote:
    >>>> Hi All
    >>>>
    >>>> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    >>>> even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    >>>> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    >>>> this printer working?
    >>>> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    >>>> it....
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 24, 2006
    #6
  7. HP said they are working on this driver but it's still at least two months
    out.

    From: Wenzhong (Hewlett-Packard)

    Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:28 PM

    To: Alan Morris

    Subject: RE: HP 2600N Laserjet - should I buy? using Win X64 - Urgent Thanx



    Alan,

    More investigation shows the HP CLJ2550 is a close one to CLJ2600 which has
    x64 driver support. Please forward this message to the customer.

    HP is working on x64 driver for CLJ2600, but not in next couple of months.

    Thanks.

    Wenzhong


    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Nick" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi All
    >
    > I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    > even
    > contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    > Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    > this
    > printer working?
    > Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    > it....
    >
    > Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jan 24, 2006
    #7
  8. Yes. It was originally promised by end of year. Clearly, HP is having
    problems with the drivers.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    Alan Morris [MSFT] wrote:
    > HP said they are working on this driver but it's still at least two months
    > out.
    >
    > From: Wenzhong (Hewlett-Packard)
    >
    > Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:28 PM
    >
    > To: Alan Morris
    >
    > Subject: RE: HP 2600N Laserjet - should I buy? using Win X64 - Urgent
    > Thanx
    >
    >
    > Alan,
    >
    > More investigation shows the HP CLJ2550 is a close one to CLJ2600 which
    > has x64 driver support. Please forward this message to the customer.
    >
    > HP is working on x64 driver for CLJ2600, but not in next couple of months.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Wenzhong
    >
    >
    >
    > "Nick" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    >> even
    >> contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    >> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    >> this
    >> printer working?
    >> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    >> it....
    >>
    >> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 25, 2006
    #8
  9. I think the Xerox is much more expensive.
    The HP2600N will cost me $575 AUD. Please show me where in Aus I can buy the
    Xeroz or any other comparable colour laser printer with network for this
    price (and works with X64).

    "Alexis" wrote:

    > Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color lasejet
    > 3500 a year ago.
    > Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.
    >
    > Alexis
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    > news:eE%...
    > > Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    > >
    > > You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both. NOT
    > > one that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_ be
    > > dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS, regardless if
    > > you choose this printer.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Charlie.
    > > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    > >
    > > Nick wrote:
    > >> Hi All
    > >>
    > >> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    > >> even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    > >> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    > >> this printer working?
    > >> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    > >> it....
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Tmljaw==?=, Jan 25, 2006
    #9
  10. My point is that I don't think it will work with x64. Maybe someday they'll
    have drivers.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    Nick wrote:
    > I think the Xerox is much more expensive.
    > The HP2600N will cost me $575 AUD. Please show me where in Aus I can buy
    > the Xeroz or any other comparable colour laser printer with network for
    > this price (and works with X64).
    >
    > "Alexis" wrote:
    >
    >> Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color
    >> lasejet 3500 a year ago.
    >> Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.
    >>
    >> Alexis
    >>
    >>
    >> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eE%...
    >>> Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    >>>
    >>> You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both. NOT
    >>> one that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_
    >>> be dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS,
    >>> regardless if you choose this printer.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Charlie.
    >>> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >>>
    >>> Nick wrote:
    >>>> Hi All
    >>>>
    >>>> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    >>>> even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    >>>> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    >>>> this printer working?
    >>>> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    >>>> it....
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 25, 2006
    #10
  11. =?Utf-8?B?Tmljaw==?=

    pcfixerhough Guest

    I bought this printer in October based on the website for it saying
    they were working to release a driver by the end of the year for x64.
    In December they removed that notice from the website instead of
    releasing a driver, contacting support has been less than helpful as
    well. I suspect that the engineering department does not keep the
    support department appraised of development progress or that the
    support department does not see a need to track them. Either way for
    now this printer will cause you more frustration that solutions.

    John

    Charlie Russel - MVP wrote:
    > My point is that I don't think it will work with x64. Maybe someday they'll
    > have drivers.
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >
    > Nick wrote:
    > > I think the Xerox is much more expensive.
    > > The HP2600N will cost me $575 AUD. Please show me where in Aus I can buy
    > > the Xeroz or any other comparable colour laser printer with network for
    > > this price (and works with X64).
    > >
    > > "Alexis" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color
    > >> lasejet 3500 a year ago.
    > >> Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.
    > >>
    > >> Alexis
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:eE%...
    > >>> Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    > >>>
    > >>> You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both. NOT
    > >>> one that requires the computer to host the language. You will _always_
    > >>> be dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular OS,
    > >>> regardless if you choose this printer.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Charlie.
    > >>> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    > >>>
    > >>> Nick wrote:
    > >>>> Hi All
    > >>>>
    > >>>> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web and
    > >>>> even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    > >>>> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to get
    > >>>> this printer working?
    > >>>> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not buy
    > >>>> it....
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    pcfixerhough, Feb 1, 2006
    #11
  12. First and absolute rule if you want things to work right. Do not buy "host
    based" printers. Or "win modems" or anything else that does the processing
    and intelligence in the OS so that the device ONLY works with an OS that it
    has written software for.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    pcfixerhough wrote:
    > I bought this printer in October based on the website for it saying
    > they were working to release a driver by the end of the year for x64.
    > In December they removed that notice from the website instead of
    > releasing a driver, contacting support has been less than helpful as
    > well. I suspect that the engineering department does not keep the
    > support department appraised of development progress or that the
    > support department does not see a need to track them. Either way for
    > now this printer will cause you more frustration that solutions.
    >
    > John
    >
    > Charlie Russel - MVP wrote:
    >> My point is that I don't think it will work with x64. Maybe someday
    >> they'll have drivers.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charlie.
    >> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >>
    >> Nick wrote:
    >>> I think the Xerox is much more expensive.
    >>> The HP2600N will cost me $575 AUD. Please show me where in Aus I can buy
    >>> the Xeroz or any other comparable colour laser printer with network for
    >>> this price (and works with X64).
    >>>
    >>> "Alexis" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Dont even think to buy it.!! I'm waiting for a driver for my Color
    >>>> lasejet 3500 a year ago.
    >>>> Take a look at Xerox Phaser 8500 which has x64 driver and same price.
    >>>>
    >>>> Alexis
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in
    >>>> message news:eE%...
    >>>>> Don't buy it! "Print Languages, std: Host-based"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You want a printer that talks PCL or Postscript, or preferably both.
    >>>>> NOT one that requires the computer to host the language. You will
    >>>>> _always_ be dependent on HP to provide a driver for your particular
    >>>>> OS, regardless if you choose this printer.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Charlie.
    >>>>> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Nick wrote:
    >>>>>> Hi All
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I am about to buy a HP 2600N laserjet. Have scouted around the web
    >>>>>> and even contacted HP - there is no X64 driver for it.
    >>>>>> Does WIn X64 have driver support for it? Any thing else I can do to
    >>>>>> get this printer working?
    >>>>>> Need to know before I buy it, which is tomorrow! ie - should I not
    >>>>>> buy it....
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks for help in anxious urgent anticipation : )
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 3, 2006
    #12
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