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Windows 7: Drivers for my Printer

09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Drivers for my Printer

Hi guys!

I wonder if anyone can help me find latest drivers for Samsung ML-1750 laser printer. I need drivers so I can use it on Windows 7 64bit.

Been searching everywhere but with no luck even on Samsungs homepage.
Those I downloaded from their homepage are from 2006,they cant be good for windows 7.

Regards
GM


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09 Jun 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you can find VISTA drivers, you can use them in Windows 7 by installing them in Vista compatibility mode ... Compatibility mode allows a older program written for an earlier versions of Windows to possibly run in Windows 7. You can also use Compatibility mode to always have a program to Run as an administrator.

Compatibility Mode
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09 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Check the link to this site (Microsoft). It should help.

Windows 7 Compatibility for Samsung ML-1750 Laser Printer: Samsung. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

If that doesn't work, try the link to the Samsung website and then to download.cnet
Samsung
Samsung ML-1750 Series PCL 6 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

Hope that helps, but if it doesn't I'll try to come up with something else.
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09 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thnx guys,will try that
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10 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GM74 View Post
I wonder if anyone can help me find latest drivers for Samsung ML-1750 laser printer. I need drivers so I can use it on Windows 7 64bit.
I don't follow...

According to the Microsoft device compatibility site, the Samsung ML-1750 is supported "out of the box" by Windows 7 64-bit.

If the printer is plugged into the USB port for the first time, it should be recognized as new hardware and the wizard should do everything it needs to for the automatic install of printer support.

Did that not happen? What happened?
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10 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

No it didnt find the driver first.

Its working now,thnx for all help.
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10 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GM74 View Post
No it didnt find the driver first.

Its working now,thnx for all help.
Can you please explain a bit more?

You tried it again, and this time it DID install the drivers it needed?

How did you manage to solve the problem? Last time you posted you were having trouble.


It looks like the printer driver is available in several flavors on the Microsoft Updates Catalog web site (which you must access through Internet Explorer, not Firefox). Enter ML-1750 in the "search" area, and then follow the download wizard. I'm doing that right now, just for my own curiosity... to see if the needed INF files are really available.

If you let Windows 7 automatically have access to the online Updates Catalog web site (for both Windows Updates and "new hardware discovered"), then even if the needed drivers were too late delivered to Microsoft by the manufacturer when the Windows 7 installation DVD got produced, the more recently added and updated drivers are available ONLINE... using this connectivity method. It happens automatically with Windows 7 when you plug in new hardware, if it needs to happen.

That may have happened in the case of the ML-1750. The MS compatibility site says it IS supported. And yet, when I look in PRNSA002.INF (in the C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository folder) I do not see ML-1750 named. So maybe it was supposed to be supported "out of the box" but Samsung didn't get the drivers to MS in time.

Anyway, my guess is that the Updates Catalog web site is where your proper drivers actually have now been installed from, if you say that "problem solved".


Please provide a bit of description here, for closure, as to what you did do between yesterday and today that solved your problem.

Thanks.
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10 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The beauty of Windows Seven and printer/scanners/ all in one is if you disconnect that item then reboot THEN plug and connect your printer to your computer Windows Seven will find it.
If that doesn't work go to control panel/printers/ then add your printer there.

I have an old HP deskjet 662 that when Vista came along I changed it to 990c. Then when Seven came along I did the above and have no problems printing with it. IMHO
THW
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10 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Hi again!

I did as The Howling Wolwes just explained but first I deleted the old driver that I had installed then reconected the printer and Windows 7 found the drivers.
Its strange though these drivers are very old but yet they work with Windows 7.
The drivers that Windows 7 installed are from 2006-06-21 and driver version is:6.1.7600.16385

Regards
GM
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10 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GM74 View Post
I did as The Howling Wolwes just explained but first I deleted the old driver that I had installed then reconnected the printer and Windows 7 found the drivers.
I see. "Try it again, and it will then work the second time." Happens all the time.

Based on my research into \DriverStore, it does look like the drivers did not make it to the original Windows 7 installation DVD. Which is why Microsoft has its Microsoft Update Catalog that is the online assistant for Windows 7's "new hardware device discovered" wizard, to check online for late/recent added/updated drivers.

You start here (using Internet Explorer, not Firefox) and enter either your hardware name/model, or the "hardware ID" (from an existing winXP installation, if you have one). This is exactly what "new hardware device discovered" wizard does when you plug in new hardware and there is no local driver present in \DriverStore... connects to Microsoft's online updates site to get the driver.





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Its strange though these drivers are very old but yet they work with Windows 7.
The drivers that Windows 7 installed are from 2006-06-21 and driver version is:6.1.7600.16385
Looks like EXACTLY the drivers that are available on the Microsoft updates site, so that is obviously where your newly installed drivers came from:



It is a bit odd that the Samsung-provided driver packages from 11/2006 (which are newer that the Microsoft drivers, but have a "lower" version number, and are very much larger) were not selected, but rather the 6/2006 drivers were selected.

Perhaps I'll see the difference and we can figure out why the driver you got is that 6/21/2006 version. We could chase this down much further, with the hardware id, device id, driver names, etc., from Properties -> Hardware on the printer, but as long as you say it's now working fine I guess that's all that really matters.
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