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Install the HP PSC 950 driver without booting in OS 9 Classic
Apple's new machines do not boot into OS 9 any more. So there is no way of installing HP Printer Drivers in OS 9 (the way HP suggests). There have been hints about that, but I found another way:

Control-click on the installer icon and select Show package contents. Then navigated to Contents -> Mac OS. There is the installer program. Now again control-click on it and select Show info. Now enable the "Open in Classic" checkbox in the info window. Finally, double-click on this installer program inside the package -- it opens in Classic and installs the driver like a charm.

I tried this method only with the new version (6.3.4) of the HP PSC 950 driver. This one works fine in Panther here, but you may have to switch to an English language system once.
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Install the HP PSC 950 driver without booting in OS 9
Authored by: sirron on Feb 07, '04 11:23:24AM

Is it possible something like you suggest could work for an EpsonPhoto RX500?
When I Control-click on the their installer icon, Show package does not show up. what does show up is-
OPEN
GET INFO
COLOR LABEL
CREATE ARCHIVE OF "OS8 AND 9 INSTALLER ETC. ETC..
Thanks. I print from Classic now by using Snapzpro.


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RON



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Install the HP PSC 950 driver without booting in OS 9
Authored by: tvkeller on Feb 07, '04 06:24:48PM

I remember installing an Epson driver at a friend's of mine, I did not need any special procedure. The OS 9 installer opened in classic and everything was alright. Did you look at the Epson web site?



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Install the HP PSC 950 driver without booting in OS 9
Authored by: rm53 on Feb 08, '04 11:48:03AM

My hpDeskjet driver (downloaded directly from HP) did automatically install under Classic. No need for special moves.



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