Old Hp Printer And Windows 7 Compatability Driver Problems
Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:03 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:08 PM
The original drivers that shipped on the CD it came with probably only support XP and earlier or something like that.
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:12 PM
This post has been edited by mjd420nova: 08 January 2012 - 07:14 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:02 AM
I don't think you can blame this one on Microsoft (despite the temptation we all have to do so). They get nothing out of forcing you to buy a new printer.
OTOH, HP does.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:38 AM
Agreed. That's why I'm staying on XP. The HP 4 and 5 and their 'plus' versions all sport PCL 5, and I've coded my DOS machines' documents, in that language. Can use a DOS window in XP, and no problems (well, the bugs are all worked out now). I shudder to think what upgrading to Win7 will do, so won't upgrade.
BUSINESS NEEDS CONTINUITY: we can't just up and re-invent the wheel each time, we have disparate systems to control, and so does any manufacturer, or website developer. Why MS just ignores the need of backwards-compatibility, is unfathomable. After 12 years of wrestling with Windows (I knew it but wouldn't use it until 2000, stayed instead on DOS) -- I'm done with them.
Good news is, the older stuff is still quite strong, works well, works on older machines that do last. So fine: then we all just change our strategy to the cheap end netbooks and notebooks for our email, once XP can no longer retrieve it. Which is actually a safer strategy too, for if you use but one little netbook for surfing, your confidential data is somewhere else, can't be hacked.