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Please name Printer compatible with W 7 Ultimate

Q: Please name Printer compatible with W 7 Ultimate

Hello Everyone,

I have moved from W 7 Home Premium to W 7 Ultimate.
I have had an HP desktop 2050 for about 3 years without problem.
I can no longer print a job with page borders.
I have literally tried EVERY combination of borders available in MS Word 2010 and also using Open Office.
Each time I have the message that the "page borders are outside the printable area."
I have downloaded the most recent drivers and still can not print without this message. If I decide to print, then a portion of the border is compromised.
As a 'last ditch' effort I post this question here, in the hope that someone has knowledge of this problem, before I consign the printer to a dark and forgotten place and purchase a printer that is compatible with Ultimate and - probably - from a different maker.



Preferred Solution: Please name Printer compatible with W 7 Ultimate

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Please name Printer compatible with W 7 Ultimate

Hi Colin,

This isn't an Ultimate problem, or even a Windows 7 problem, but rather you need to look at the page layout/paper sizes/border sizes in Word itself.

Your printer is definately supported under all versions of Windows 7 - note that there is no such thing as "Ultimate compatibility".



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I am having a terrible time trying to find a dvd-burner that I am 100% sure is vista ultimate compatible. Could anyone please tell me a good vista ultimate compatible SATA dvd-burner that they have that's around $30?

A:Vista Ultimate Compatible DVD burner

ANy DVD burner on the market today will be Vista Ultimate(x86 or x64) compatible.

Go here.

Newegg.com - DVD-R Burner, DVD Burner, CD Burner, CD/DVD Burners, CD-R/CDRW Burner, DVD-R/DVD-RW Burners

And shop till you drop.

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I'm wondering what's the most compatible video format for Windows?
Because for some reason I can't render some formats in Sony Vegas.
So what is the most compatible video format for Windows 7 Ultimate?

A:Most Compatible Video Format For 7 Ultimate?


Windows Media Video

Audio Video Interleave

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Hey, folks.

I need to know if iTunes is compatible on 64-bit Vista Ultimate version so I can find out if I can use my iPod with it or not. I remember when Vista first came out I heard from some people saying that iTunes won't work on Vista but I wondered if it will now with a newer version of iTunes or with Vista SP1.

I will be upgrading to it even if it's not compatible because I have another computer that still has XP that I can use, but I just wanted to know anyway, lol.

I ordered an external HD off of newegg so as soon as it gets here I am doing some data backups and then installing Vista.

Thanks a lot folks!!

A:Is iTunes Compatible On Vista 64-Bit Ultimate?

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Hey there.

I'm new to the forums but I was hoping I could get an answer to a question that's been bugging me for a while. I just recently installed Windows 7, and since I'm a gamer I generally use a headset.

The set I have is an AXPC 7.1 surround headset with mic. It's a little on the older side but hasn't given me any problems. The sound works fine with the default driver that Windows installs but I can't get the mic to work. The company that makes the headset (Tritton) doesn't have Windows 7 drivers for the headset because its a legacy product now (they don't make it anymore).

So basically what I'm asking is, does anybody here know of a decent headset, wired or wireless, that is fully compatible with Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit compatible headset

Quote: Originally Posted by mpohutsk

Hey there.

I'm new to the forums but I was hoping I could get an answer to a question that's been bugging me for a while. I just recently installed Windows 7, and since I'm a gamer I generally use a headset.

The set I have is an AXPC 7.1 surround headset with mic. It's a little on the older side but hasn't given me any problems. The sound works fine with the default driver that Windows installs but I can't get the mic to work. The company that makes the headset (Tritton) doesn't have Windows 7 drivers for the headset because its a legacy product now (they don't make it anymore).

So basically what I'm asking is, does anybody here know of a decent headset, wired or wireless, that is fully compatible with Windows 7?

dont give up on your current one yet. If you current headset has vista drivers they will work, if xp they may also work. You just need to install them in compatibility mode. Want to try them again?


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I just got Sims 2 Ultimate Collection from Origin Support, but it won't run at all on my computer. It's a windows 8.1 with graphics card AMD Radeon HD 8210. Support stressed that it doesn't run because it's not compatible, but I've always been able to play Sims 2 on this computer. Here are the things I've already done:

- Run as administrator in both Windows 7 and WindowsXP Package 3 mode
- Removed the "TM" from the display name in the registry editor
- reinstalled it from Origin
- Tried to run it out of Origin's App
- download a new paul.dll file from the support site
- Run Origin App in Windows 7 Compatibility mode

I just reinstalled the game last night and nothing's changed. It won't launch at all or give me an error message of any kind. Support says they have no intentions of updating it to make it compatible with Windows 8-10 either. Is there anything I can do?

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Yesterday I purchased a new laptop - HP Pavilion 17-f150nm. It came without an OS so I installed Windows 7 32bit. The problem is that I have a few drivers missing:
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Device
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Unknown Device
Unknown Device
I did not get a CD with my laptop and HP offers on their website only drivers for Windows 8 for my laptop. I've been downloading drivers using another computer and burning them to CDs since my USB ports are not working, but none of the drivers seem to be working.. I've been at this for 24hours now and don't know what to do..

A:No compatible drivers for Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... One of the reasons the Drivers on the HP Website will not work is cause they are 64 Bit Drivers ...

If you click on some of the Drivers there they state they will work with Windows 7 64 Bit ...
The problem is really with the Chipset it controls most of the Devices that you have with missing Drivers ..
The Intel Chipset Utility is your only hope ... I doubt it will not Help though ..
Chipset Software — Utility to Identify Your Intel? Chipset

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Hi there i am having laptop built to my specs ie 2.8 p9700 6mb cache,4gb ram nvidia 9650m gt 1 gb graphics card, what iam needing to know is
,which windows software is the better of the two ie vista ultimate 64bit or xp pro 64bit ,and also are they both backward compatible,ie what if i wont to play old games even before vista came out ,and are they both ok to use ie routers ,printers etc or due to the lack of software or drivers i have got to use 32 bit windows ,vista or xp pro and then i have been told it will only use 2gb of the 4gb of ram ,can you help clear up some or all of what iam asking ,cheers cazzer...

A:Is windows vista ultimate 64 bit backward compatible

64-bit Vista is much better than 64-bit XP for software and driver compatibility.

Printers, scanners and the like will be ok as long as they are not too old so they have 64-bit drivers for them. Games, the same thing, as long as they are not too old, most should work.

32-bit Vista or XP will be able to use about 2.75 to 3.25 gigs of memory, possibly as much as 3.5 so if you need more than that you have to use 64-bit OS.

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hey. i currently have vista home basic, and i'm getting ready to upgrade to vista ultimate. can somebody check to see if the mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card is compatible with windows vista ultimate? thanks.

A:is this graphics card compatible with vista ultimate?

ok laptop?
and should be

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We have a few users that experience blank pages or a pop-up with no text and only an OK button when trying to open an Adobe (web) Form with Adobe Reader 9.0 or 9.4.2 or 9.4.0 on Window 7 and I.E. 8. Adobe Reader X is not an option since it is not supported within our firm. Does anyone have a list of the compatible Adobe Reader Versions for Windows 7 and I.E. 8. I'm sure this is highly unlikely, but does Adobe have a matrix that indicates the compatible version according to O.S. and Browser?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate IE 8 and Compatible Adobe Reader Versions?

I have no issues with any of those Adobe versions, even going back to 8. I also have no issues running Adobe Reader X. I would try uninstalling and then reinstalling Adobe, and then making sure the plug-in is enabled in IE8. You can also ask the support department to test X and make it a supported app.

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Hi.New to the community. Would like some feedback on what would be the best all-in-one printer for my Stream Laptop-Notebook? 11.6 display. Thank you.

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I have a portable spirometer (to test lung functions) that can print the stored results to a PCL-compatible printer. The printer cable has a RS-232 plug.

My printer is a hp psc 1210 printer/scanner/copier and only has a square plug that plugs into the printer. A USB cable plugs into that from my computer.

Is my printer PCL-compatible? Will an adapter plug/cable do the job? If not, how can I print the results using my printer?

A:What is a PCL-compatible printer?

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I have a computer from internetishop (hugebee), a Pentium 3 with 256ram and 1.2g processor. I am trying to install an HP psc 2100 all-in-one printer. The CD runs a check of the system first and comes back that OP system is not viable (A display comes up that lists the components it has checked, and there's a green check on all, but the OS), there is a big red X next to OS, but all other components check out. One would think that means it's not compatible, however I took the printer and installed it on my friend's PC and they also have XP as their OS with matching system specs. Internetishop's tech support sucks big time and they have no clue how to fix this. Does anyone has any suggestions? It seems like it would be an easy fix, but I'm just not sure where to start and internetishop is suggesting that I go to windows 98, that's a pretty sad solution considering that I bought XP from them. Please help! The printer works fine, so does the drivers CD. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

A:Can't install HP printer on PC w/ OS XP, but it's XP compatible

Try a different driver from here .

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I needed to reinstall windows and decided on W7 64bit but now my Canon pixma printer IP4200 will not work,( 32bit version)
Tried the supposedly 64bit driver from Canon but still no luck.

Uninstalled printer software and tried again, still no luck.

Looks like a new printer required, but the question is what Inkjet printer will work with w7 64bit.

Does any member have a printer that works and if so what make (prefer Canon)

Getting desparate now

A:[SOLVED] Printer compatible

I would hold off before buying a new printer. If it was working before and the only difference is you've installed Windows 7 64bit, then you should be able to get it to work.

One thought, what was the Operating System you had before?

This printer isn't wireless, right? So it is connected with USB? (Connect the printer first before doing the following).

You could try running Windows Update, after going into the "Change Settings" and ticking the option "give me recommended updates...", the update facility might (should) offer you the correct driver to install for the printer.

Edit: This might be of interest Windows 7 Compatibility for Canon PIXMA iP4200 Photo Inkjet Printer: Canon. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

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When I made the move from Windows XP to Windows 7, I no longer have the HP printer toolbox icon on my desktop. Even tho I had to do a clean install from the original printer CD, I can't find it.

Before posting here I tried looking on the web+I'm thinking the toolbox is not compatible with Windows 7?

It was always nice to be alerted when I was running low on ink,+ now I don't even have the option to clean the print heads. If the program is not going to work with my current system, is it possible for me to manually clean the print heads?
My printer is an HP PSC 1401 All-in-One


A:HP Printer tool box not compatible?

Did you download the Full Install Package here?

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Can anyone recommend the best printer for using compatible inks please - ie chips allow compatible refills.

[I have an old epson D88 which is great but a new Epson SX415 which is a nightmare - cartridges are so small and chips keep stopping the printer working - even using a resetter]

Recommendations appreciated.

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Hello everyone, I recieved a new Dell Laptop for Christmas.
I need to buy an inexpensive decent printer for it that will print photo's and make copies.
Does anyone have an opininion as to what type I should buy? Thanking you in advance. Hope everyone had a great Christmas.

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Basic
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1501
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3500+, 1800 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 2.4.0, 4/18/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 512 MB
Total Physical Memory 445 MB
Available Physical Memory 90.3 MB
Total Virtual Memory 1.41 GB
Available Virtual Memory 751 MB
Page File Space 1.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


A:Compatible Printer for Laptop?

Kodak has an ad for the "kodak esp 5" which brags on low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), ie; cheaper inks
This is an All-in-One printer + Copier device and if I had NOT already purchased the
Canon mp470 (pixma fine) which I love, I would go with the Kodak

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Hi all,

My printer is getting pretty old (a Dell AIO 924) and it isn't compatible with Windows 7. I am looking for a a new all in one printer that's compatible with Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit. It doesn't have to be a wireless printer. I am looking for the best all in one printer that is compatible with Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit that is $70 or under. If there is a good one for $80 I might be willing to pay a little more. Thanks for the help!


A:Looking for the best cheap all in one printer compatible with 7

Look in the adds that come out in Sundays newspaper.
Don't know about all-in-one under $80.00 though.

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HI can someone help me regarding hooking up my old 6MP printer to my new computer? Ive searched the drivers but it still wont print.

A:Hp 6mp printer compatible with vista?

Try searching for the Windows XP drivers. The HP website indicates that should solve the problem!



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I have a HP Pavillions P6000 Series with a Windows 7 operating system. It would not "talk" to my 5-yr old HP 3700dn printer. Bought a new HP Color LaserJet CP2025 less than a year ago. Have spent countless hours with Tech Support downloading, uninstalling, and reinstalling various drivers. Worked for a couple of days then would not print. Any color print job over 500 kb would not print. Now it will not print at all. Need to print frequently using 65 cardstock and always in color with graphics.

I have searched review boards for a color laser printer compatible with Windows 7 and prints quality pages ($500 price limit). This is what I have found: Konica Minota: problems with compatability, Brother: toner hog and bad customer service, Samsung: fuser issues and terrible customer service, OKI: fuser problems and expensive ink, Lexmark: toner hog and other hardware issues, Ricoh: could not find any reviews but do they really still sell these?

Grateful for any suggestions of a brand and model # that would actually be a good fit for my needs.

Thanks in advance!


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just installed windows 7 yesterday... when i try to install my epson T10 printer driver its says cannot install. Os not compatible...

so how can i install it??

does anybody knows how???


A:Epson printer driver not compatible???

Go to the Epson site and get the latest driver. A Vista driver will most likely work if there is not a win 7 one yet.

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Well, I've searched this site and to the end of the web. The problem is my HP photosmart C-5180 printer won't recognize some new "compatible" cartridges (HP 02).

AFTER I bought them, THEN the seller tells me that "after they researched it, other customers are reporting problems w/ compatible carts & C-5100 / 6100 series printers". Other retailers have now also told me the same.

I'm looking for a workaround. My problem is that the printer won't recognize the new cart, NOT that it says it's empty. Error message: "cartridge(s) is missing or damaged." Obviously, HP has rigged this printer & the HP 02 cart so generic carts won't work.:dead:

I went through all the steps that the inkseller suggested to "trick" the printer into recognizing the compatible carts. HA! But, just like everything else, there must be a hack for this.

Suggestions or links would be appreciated.

A:Using compatible cartridges in HP C-5180 printer

tough break. The only solution I can offer is to buy an ink refill kit with the original HP carts. Obviously they are using ID chips in their ink carts to prevent 3rd party ink carts from being used. Very sneaky and also a violation of some trade laws.

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Hi all,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (32 bit), but now my Lexmark All-In-One X74-X75 printer drivers aren't compatible... well, kind of.

When I first reinstalled the drivers after the upgrade, I was able to use the scan facility of the printer, and print jobs could queue up for printing, but they would not print. When I attempted to update drivers, uninstall/reinstall, etc, I was told the installation was unsuccessful.

I could not find any drivers for my model printer on the Lexmark site, but I was hoping someone out there may have some tips on how I can get around this problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.



A:Printer drivers compatible with Windows 7

That is an old printer, there are no W7 drivers available for it, time for an upgrade.



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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4011 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 887 GB (798 GB Free); D: 24 GB (23 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Nano 5B6
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I just uninstalled bitdefender (I thought. See above) because Canon says bit defender prevents my printer from printing via computer. So I try activating windows defender, and it won't stay on. I click start and it will stay on a few seconds and then ask to be restarted. It won't stay on. Is there an antivirus that you would recommend for windows 10? Thank you for your reply.

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I tried installing my HP 1310 all-in-one printer driver on my Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit system, and a message pops up telling me that I cannot install the software because it only works with Windows XP or earlier operating systems. Is there any way around this?


A:HP 1310 printer driver not compatible with Vista

Hi, lizastreet, and welcome to the forums.

Have you tried visiting HP's website for drivers for Vista?

I went there myself and only saw 1311, 1312, 1315 (3 models) and 1317 and 1318 listed as possible model choices....

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Hello,I have a question. Is Lexmark X2350 All-in-one printer compatible with windows 7.I have the drivers for Vista but will it works on Windows 7.Thank you everybody.....

A:Is Lexmark X2350 All-in-One printer compatible with Windows 7 ??

Yes it is, You can download the driver from Lexmark website.

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I have an HP officejet 4200 series printer that I bought several years ago and which I'd like to install to use with my laptop. My laptop runs Vista Home Basic and the HP CD only supports up to XP. Is there a way I can make this printer work with my laptop. Laptop is Dell Inspiron, about a year old.

A:installing XP compatible printer on a vista system

Try this one


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Microsoft reloaded my win 7 ultimate to try and solve this problem and canon updated the driver. The printer spooler works with a different printer (one I do not own). I thought I could solve the problem by doing a fresh instal of win 7 ultimate from the cd but don't know how to reset the boot disc to the dvd drive.
can any one offer suggestions?

A:Win 7 ultimate 64 bit does not see my printer

Ps I think there may be a problem with 32 vs 64 bit - my cd is 64 bit but safe mode seems to show 32 - not certain how this applies but the driver is 64 bit - this is why I wanted to re-instal the OS

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HP does not seem to have a 64 bit driver for the HP 960c printer (specifically, not the 960 cse or cxi)
HP Printer driver install wizard leads me all the way but eventually gives a message that it cannot find the correct driver. I have a New Dell Inspiron 5000 series with Windows 7Pro. This is the first software/driver I am trying to install and feel a bad omen Can anyone help please?

A:Need driver for HP 960c printer compatible with Win7pro 64bit

I hav hp deskjet 932c install disk if it will help i'll try to send u a copy , u mite hav 2 change compatibly mode 2 run it .
I downloaded the drivers from m$ website instead of using the disk on last win 7 install or mayb it was hp website, 1 or the other.(I hav a dell inspiron 560)

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So I have an interesting situation here. A client of mine uses an old dos based database program that can't print to any printer that uses a USB connection, but it works fine with parallel. I've just upgraded them to Windows 7, and some of their printers (which I didn't know at the time, I wish I did), don't have compatible Win7 drivers. Does anybody here know of a new model printer that still can use a parallel port and works with windows 7? I know HP Laserjet 1300 works, because they have several of those, but I'm hoping I can find actual new machines (it's a longshot, I know).

A:Need a Win7 Compatible Parallel Port Laser Printer

What model printer are they using now, and can you get it to work with any of the inbox (and generic) HP Laserjet drivers?

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It looks like I'm double posting, as I had already posted a question regarding this, but nobody responded, and I had some updates but I somehow couldn't edit the post (the edit button is missing).
Well I know how to share a printer, I turned on printer sharing in Network & Sharing Center.
The path should be \\[computer name]\Epson Stylus Photo 890 (M) and it used to work, I could print on the XP Pro machine wirelessly without a problem.
Now it doesn't work. I enabled Printer Sharing in PC Tools Firewall Plus, and I even tried shutting down the firewall temporarily, but it still doesn't work.
Any idea on why it stopped working? Thanks!

A:Share a printer between Ultimate & XP Pro

well this is probably a dumb suggestion, but make sure that network discovery is on and that you have file and printer sharing enabled. make sure you are all part of the same workgroup. Firstly rather than doing the printer thing, make sure that you can access all the other computers on the network. also on the xp computer, just set up the network place again and make sure file and printer sharing are on through that. tell me some details about your setup and I will try as hard as i can

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I just installed Vista Ultimate and only after restoring all of my data and applications (a five hour process) did I discover that there seems no way to add a printer. I found two places that warn that I need to add a printer before printing and when I click on the "add printer" buttons in those boxes nothing happens. This seems very odd. Any ideas??

A:Vista Ultimate - no way to add a printer

Stick in the CD that came with the printer.

Once done, you will go through the process of installing said printer. Doesn't get any easier than that.

I have vista ultimate as well.

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I'm having a problem trying to delete a Brother HL-1440 laser printer. In "Control panel > Devices & Printers" the printer is shown with a trouble symbol. The connection is via USB using a USB to parallel adapter which worked fine under win XP. When I click to troubleshoot it returns the message that it's driver ids not installed. When I click on the "fix it" button it says it can't find a driver.

After searching on this forum I found that an HL-2045 driver would work in win 7-64 bit. I've downloaded that driver from Brother as well as the driver uninstalling tool. When I run the uninstaller, it says there is no driver for that printer installed. Correct.

The question is how to remove the printer icon being displayed in the control panel. When the icon is selected the "remove printer" link is not displayed.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Tom

A:How to delete printer that isn't there in win 7 ultimate?

I don't expect this to solve your problem, but give this link a try:
Diagnose and fix printer and printing problems automatically

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We recently purchased a laptop, Gateway MX8738, that uses the Vista OS and a wireless printer that is Vista compatible (Lexmark x4550). Our internet signal is received via a combination modem/wireless router (Verizon, Westall Model 327).
We were successful in loading the printer wirelessly to our laptop and able to print documents. But found, when attempting to access our internet service (that had been operational), we were unable to do so though signal was strong. Upon going to Network and Sharing we learned the printer was blocking the internet signal to the laptop. Over the course of 2 days, we spent easily 8 hrs each with both Lexmark and Verizon with neither able to help, each pointing fingers at the other.
This is our last resort. We temporairly disconnected the Windows firewall on the laptop and found this did not solve our problem. We also have a Trend Micro Anti Virus loaded on the laptop, but did nothing with that. Any one out there have any suggestions? Your assistance is greatly appreciated by this computer novice. Thank you.

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I am running a small office network. I have a plotter hooked up on a machiene running windows xp sp2 The other is running vista ultimate. My vista machiene can see the plotter, in fact I can do anything I want to the plotter exept connect to it for printing.All permissions on the xp machiene are set so that anyone anywhere can do anything with it but as soon as I tell vista to connect to it to plot it says I don't have permission. What must I do to remidy this?. Please help me.

A:Vista Ultimate to xp printer Problem

Not sure what your 'Plotter' is, but I fixed printer sharing issue with the solution found here.
I had the issue of sharing a printer installed on a XP machine on my home network with Vista machines.

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I am looking for Linotronic Printer driver in windows vista ultimate. It is not under default printer list.
You can find this driver in the default printer list of all othe windows versions. but not in vista. where i can find it from?

A:Linotronic Printer Driver for VISTA Ultimate

have you tried the XP printer driver.
What is the exact printer you are trying to use?
have you tried the MS Publisher imagesetter.

This is found under Generic printers.

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In Windows Vista Ultimate...with a Brother MFC 7820N printer added...(or deleted)...I visited the Network & Sharing Center...I have a broadband home network with a designated location as Private. I can activate via radio button all options (network discovery, file sharing, public folder sharing, password protection sharing, & media sharing)...as evidenced by the radio button turning green....However, when I select the radio button to "turn on printer sharing" and press "Apply", I get the usual UAC box and press "Continue". Thereafter, the radio button remains grey...indicating that printer sharing is not active. I have reviewed settings in the Windows Firewall and confirmed that file and printer sharing exceptions are allowed...Likewise, my Antivirus software firewall is set to allow incoming and outgoing traffic but I did disable the AV firewall...but still get the same negative result.

All of my research indicates that file and printer sharing work together...but not in this case. Any ideas?


A:Cannot activate printer sharing in Vista Ultimate

Here is a MS Tech Net article that explains how to set up file and printer sharing. I would go through the paper and make sure your config is correct and go from there.

File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

I hope this helps. Reply back after you do that and if does not fix you up, let us know

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I'm the owner of a PC repair shop and I've got an important client trying to share his USB printer (brother mfc) from a 7 pro desktop at his house.

1. Mark-PC (running 7 Home) -- hosts the printer
2. Mark-Laptop (Vista Home Prem.) -- Sees printer and prints ok (I suspect because user and password are identical across both machines)
3. Emmet-laptop (Vista Home Prem.) -- Sees, and adds printer, enter credentials... can't print, job times out saying access denied
4. Owen-laptop (Vista Home Prem) -- sees, adds printer, can't print. Error jobs say access denied for job status when you right-click and hit properties
5. Wife-Desktop (Windows XP pro sp3) -- haven't looked at this one yet.

On Mark-Laptop I started by going
Devices and Printers
Right Click
Run as Administrator
Add Printer
Network Printer
"The Network Printer I want isn't found" [button]
Type in Printer name by share name: [field]
\\Mark-PC\Brother MFC 7420

Type in Credentials:
User: Mark
Pass: sell

Added the printer, it prints, no problem. rebooted, still prints.

On other laptops without the "Mark" user, you type in mark's user/pass credentials [x] remember these credentials... and it adds the printer and prints the test page. But after logging off/on it stops working, producing access denied errors on print jobs.

Network is a workgroup called "Workgroup", and on seven, the net type is set to 'Home.' Sharing is activated on the printer, also discovery, print and... Read more

A:7 ultimate wont share a printer, credentials

So is there also a way I can get the workgroup to show up for granting users permissions?

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I have 3 systems each running Win7 Ultimate on a home network (not a home group). I have an HP Laserjet 1022 attached via USB to system #3 (32 bit). System #1 is 64 bit and #2 is 32 bit. System #2 prints fine on system #3. When system #1 (64 bit) prints, the entry is made into the print queue of #3, but never prints. I've tried restarting the print spooler to no avail. Print entry from #1 cannot be cancelled. I have to manually delete the spooler entry for the print job from C:/Windows/system32/spool/PRINTERS.
Without getting into finger pointing at HP, is there a problem with the printing software in Win7 when OS word sizes are mixed ? Is the HP Laserjet 1022 driver too old to be used (the driver states it was modified this current year) ? Is there a solution to this problem I've been having ?

A:Problems sharing printer between 64 and 32 bit Win7 Ultimate

Since both your 32 bit machines work and your 64 bit machine doesn't. Do you have the 64 bit drivers PC #1?

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OS vista ultimate 64 bit. Have reloaded, deleted, and reloaded old printer driver HP660c in OS several times. How to reconfigure printer so that it prints? Nothing is working. Went from LPT1 to USB002 local port and nothing is printing. Paper just spews out after loading up. Help.

A:Reconfigure HP 660c printer in vista ultimate 64 bit

Here is the support site for the HP Deskjet 660c printer.

This is an extremely old model that was introduced in May - June 1995.

It has NO software driver package available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

I also doubt if it has a USB port and connection so Windows Vista can detect it and install a generic driver for it.


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This is my first post. I have read many on here but none have really helped. I have just upgraded to Win7 ultimate x64. I was using the KonicaMinolta PagePro 1380mf on my vista machine prior to upgrading; however, this company doesn't provide x64 drivers.

I installed the XP drivers in the XP mode (local printer) and set it to share. I also released the printer in XP mode so that it was made available to Win 7.

The result is that Win 7 see it by name but it doesn't recognize it as a printer and I certainly can't do anything with it from Win 7.

I obviously would like to use this printer from Win 7 and would like to know if this is possible. If so, if someone could provide a stepwise procedure for doing this, or at the very least, a link to a previously discussed one. If it comes down to a driver issue (i.e. not having a x64 driver for the printer), then perhaps I'll need to get a new printer. This would be the worst case scenario.

Any help is appreciated. I apologize if such a problem has been discussed before; however, as I said I really couldn't find a perfect solution. Thanks

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 can't share printer with XP mode

Quote: Originally Posted by drjordens

This is my first post. I have read many on here but none have really helped. I have just upgraded to Win7 ultimate x64. I was using the KonicaMinolta PagePro 1380mf on my vista machine prior to upgrading; however, this company doesn't provide x64 drivers.

I installed the XP drivers in the XP mode (local printer) and set it to share. I also released the printer in XP mode so that it was made available to Win 7.

The result is that Win 7 see it by name but it doesn't recognize it as a printer and I certainly can't do anything with it from Win 7.

I obviously would like to use this printer from Win 7 and would like to know if this is possible. If so, if someone could provide a stepwise procedure for doing this, or at the very least, a link to a previously discussed one. If it comes down to a driver issue (i.e. not having a x64 driver for the printer), then perhaps I'll need to get a new printer. This would be the worst case scenario.

Any help is appreciated. I apologize if such a problem has been discussed before; however, as I said I really couldn't find a perfect solution. Thanks

Hi and welcome. Nice post

Are you using homegroup?


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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and sharing a printer to other laptops running in the household using Vista and XP. I installed sp1 last weekend and then laptops stopped being able to print. Spent 3 hours on it yesterday and finally rolled back and things are now working again.

I did notice that after sp1 my home group had been changed back to the "MSHOME" default. After changing it back to the exiting name, I could see the network printer and also edit files on any of the machines I had set access for. I also could set the print on the Vista release and my desktop with 7 would work just fine so no network issues. When I moved the printer back to 7, the Vista laptop would get an error while trying to load the drivers.
Let me know if there has been another patch to fix this problem or if someone got it to work after installing sp1.

A:Windows Ultimate 7 SP1 breaks printer sharing with Vista

I have Win7 with SP1, Vista and XP on the same network, sharing two printers. I used the printer install disc on the machines, so that they had the necessary drivers. I share through 'workstation'. By trial and error, I was able to share the Win7 printer with Vista by turning on Windows firewall

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We have a Zebra P330i - have downloaded the drivers for Vista from Zebra but they don't seem to work - anbody had them functional? Have approached Zebra but no responses.

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Hi all!  I just signed this website and I'm so glad!!!
Here  is my question.  I have  an HP Pavilion dx4 Notebook and a Dell v305 inkjet printer.  When the system goes to sleep, it is forgetting the driver I've installed, and I have to keep reinstalling it!!  What am I doing wrong?  I'm using Dell's Install Utility that automatically installs and then checks that it's working.  And it appears to save said driver in Windows 7 Ultimate.  Am I supposed to be doing something else as well??  Help in Seattle!!

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Not Saving Printer Driver for Dell v305

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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I have a 32 bit XP Professional computer. It has a Brother MFC 8500 and a HP 932C printer attached to it by usb wires. Both of these printers are shared. I have another windows VISTA ULTIMATE 64 BIT MACHINE NETWORKED .I can see my xp computer in the network. I can install the networked printers. I can print to hp 932c but not to brother mfc 8500.I can share the files no problem. I shall really appreciate if somebody can help me with it. Please and thank you for your precious input and time.

A:I can not print from a vista ultimate 64 bit machine to a networked printer attached

What happens when you try to print to the Brother printer? What's the exact error message, if any?

Have you updated the Brother printer's driver package recently? If not, you should try that.

Do you have a third machine (any Windows OS) that could be used to determine whether the problems printing to the Brother machine are specific to the Vista box?

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I have searched and can't seem to find the solution!!

Cannot print to a "Shared" Printer on Win 7 Ultimate 64 from a Vist 32bit machine.

I can see the printer, but then it says that the drive is incorrect.

It says that the *.inf file is not correct.

I cannot figure this out!

I also cannot install additional drivers on the Win 7 machine, because I get a, "the specified location does not contain the driver for the requested processor architecture" message.

What am I doing wrong here??!!

A:Cannot print to a "Shared" Printer on Win 7 Ultimate 64

Hi Jsunn,

Hope you've already found a solution but in case not - here's a helpful thread you may wanna read: Printer Sharing Windows 7 RC 64 to Vista 32


Windows Outreach Team

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