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

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Nick, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    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 : )
    Nick, Jan 24, 2006
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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 Russel - MVP, Jan 24, 2006
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  3. Nick

    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, Jan 24, 2006
  4. HP has your driver 3500 and 3500n for 64bit x86. Check out the HP.com site.
    Steven Weisman, Jan 24, 2006
  5. Nick

    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, Jan 24, 2006
  6. You are in error. They have a 64-bit Itanium driver. Won't work for x64.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 24, 2006
  7. HP said they are working on this driver but it's still at least two months

    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


    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.



    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Jan 24, 2006
  8. Yes. It was originally promised by end of year. Clearly, HP is having
    problems with the drivers.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 25, 2006
  9. Nick

    Nick Guest

    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).
    Nick, Jan 25, 2006
  10. My point is that I don't think it will work with x64. Maybe someday they'll
    have drivers.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 25, 2006
  11. 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 Russel - MVP, Feb 3, 2006
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