Quote: Originally Posted by broncofan
Hi bobkn - The printer is: HP PSC 1210v. in the back of the manual it says (Q1662a) One suggestion was to "map the printer manually". I wouldn't have a clue about how to do that. I just wonder if there isn't some kind of "setting" or something somewhere that I overlooked (or ignored). This printer works fine with the old computer which is an XP.
Thanks for the information. I hadn't considered all-in-ones, rather than plain printers.
Here is what HP offers: Installing the Product with the USB Cable and Using the Windows Update Driver or the Driver Located in the Windows 7 Operating System HP PSC 1210v All-in-One Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
(There are no fully-featured drivers available for download, but Windows 7 is supposed to include drivers. You may need to get them from Windows Update.)
It looks like HP hasn't released a full package for the PSC 1210v since 2004. They didn't have one for Vista (2007).
I have no idea why Windows didn't detect the printer and install appropriate drivers. What does it show up as in "Devices and Printers"? Maybe you need to disconnect it, uninstall the printer from Devices and Printers, and connect it again.
Note that Microsoft doesn't generally produce drivers for third-party hardware. Maybe they should pressure manufacturers (like HP) to support older peripherals, but it doesn't appera that they do. Similar things happened when Windows XP was released - it needed different drivers than the preceding consumer OSes (95, 96, 98se, ME).