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Author Topic: overcome compatibility issues  (Read 1544 times)

kalos

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overcome compatibility issues
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:25:33 AM »
hello!

I have a printer that doesnt support winxp 64bit

is there a way to make it work in my winxp 64bit pc?

maybe some virtual OS or something???

thanks!

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Re: overcome compatibility issues
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 08:39:12 AM »
Which OSes does it support?
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Re: overcome compatibility issues
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 09:04:38 AM »
What is the make and model number of the printer?

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Re: overcome compatibility issues
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 05:37:23 PM »
it supports WinXP 32bit, Win7 64bit

HP Deskjet 1000

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Re: overcome compatibility issues
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 08:04:08 PM »
hello!

I have a printer that doesnt support winxp 64bit

is there a way to make it work in my winxp 64bit pc?

maybe some virtual OS or something???

thanks!

  Have you looked at the HP website to see if they have the right drivers?  If they don't, then you may want to visit http://www.driverguide.com/ or http://downloads.zdn...t.com/category/2014/

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Re: overcome compatibility issues
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 02:28:56 AM »
Windows XP 64 bit has been an ugly duckling since it's inception, and there have been very few (hardware)drivers available for it.
If you want a 64 bit Windows OS, go for Windows 7, or Windows 8 if you want/have to. Even Vista x64 was a small drama (I've used it for 2,5 years myself :o).
Only since the wide acceptance of Windows 7 x64, manufacturers have been supplying 64 bit drivers for it (yes, Vista x64 started it too, but to a lesser extend), but drivers are usually not back-ported to older OS versions. There's not enough market to gain.

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Re: overcome compatibility issues
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 06:39:39 AM »
HP Deskjet 1000

Which one? If it's a cse/cxi then no, support was dropped at the Win95/NT level. If it's a J110 then you might be able to get the Vista x64 driver to work...but there is no guarantee.

Safest option to try (assuming it's a J110) is the Vista x64 Basic Driver Package from HP's site ... If that doesn't work...nothing will.

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Re: overcome compatibility issues
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 09:24:27 AM »
^ - what @Stoic Joker said.
I was left with a couple of pieces of hardware that HP forced into obsolescence like this (no drivers for the hardware in the new OS).