Sometimes my IT neighbor sends some stuff our way that was too problematic for them to deal with. He just gave us one of these Dell 1700, and he said “It has ink and toner!” with kind of a smirk So sure enough, can’t get drivers. Anybody know a good driver site that is not some kind of honeypot? Or better, where I get XP drivers for this silly thing, it is an old model so they must exist, I do believe!
I promised some flyers to a group I am with and I thought I would print them on this one, but it is kind of bizarre, the thing just can’t find a driver.
And yeah, I googled my ass off already. The driver from the Dell website just runs and does nothing.
I learned that the hard way when connecting an HP printer to a Windows XP PC; it really messes things up if you connect the printer before the driver software tells you to do so. I have no idea why it’s that difficult; since most computers are connected to the Internet all the time, I should be able to just connect a printer and have the computer silently download the appropriate driver. (And another annoyance is how bloated HP’s drivers are lately. Many of them are 200-500MB and take a long time to install.)