Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Compatibility Mode

26 Feb 2010   #30
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nice tutorial Shawn. Have you considered adding a part about right-clicking and selecting Troubleshoot Compatibility?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #31
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Jonathan,

Yeah, I was thinking about it, but was debating if it would be as helpful as manually doing it. Thank you for reminding me. I'll get it added later on today.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Ok, it as been added.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2010   #33
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great. Good job as always, Shawn.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


26 Feb 2010   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Anytime Jonathan. Thank you for the suggestion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #35
PackJac

Windows 7-64bit
 
 
How do I use compatibility mode for a printer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jotacorredor View Post
thanks, just installed w7 yestarday and I was having trouble setting up my printer at work. Follow your instructions and it worked perfect.
I don't understand this. I'm trying to use my HP LaserJet 1000 printer which has no Windows 7-64 bit driver. It's my workhorse and it has worked great with XP. How do I use compatibility mode for a printer driver? I have Windows 7-64 Home Premium.

PackJac
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello PackJac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it doesn't have a 64-bit Windows 7 driver, see if it has a 64-bit Vista (preferred) or 64-bit XP driver to install instead.

If that driver doesn't install normally in Windows 7, then try installing it using compatibilty mode on the driver installation file by using OPTION ONE in the tutorial and selecting the OS (step 4) that the driver was for instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #37
PackJac

Windows 7-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello PackJac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it doesn't have a 64-bit Windows 7 driver, see if it has a 64-bit Vista (preferred) or 64-bit XP driver to install instead.

If that driver doesn't install normally in Windows 7, then try installing it using compatibilty mode on the driver installation file by using OPTION ONE in the tutorial and selecting the OS (step 4) that the driver was for instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks, Shawn. I'll try that soon and let you know how it works.

PJ
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2010   #38
PackJac

Windows 7-64bit
 
 
Installing HP LaserJet 1000 printer driver in Windows 7

Nope, doesn't work, Shawn. I downloaded drivers (tried a number of them besides the LaserJet 1000 - which is only an xp driver and not 64 bit - and while it looks like the driver installed, the printer would not work.

This seems to be a universal problem with the LaserJet 1000 and Windows 7-64. Lots of other people - folks who love their LaserJet 1000s - are really upset at HP for not supporting their workhorse printers.

PackJac
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2010   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

That stinks.

Looks like it may be time for a new printer if they do not want to support new drivers for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Compatibility Mode




Tutorial Tools





Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Compatibility Mode causing problems, How to remove this mode?
Our old computer (A Windows XP) went kepoot and my father tried installing a windows XP Quicken onto this Windows 7 computer, but it seems in his failed installation he enabled a Compatibility Mode, since I have noticed these things different with the computer: Local Disc C: Program Files are no...
Software
Compatibility Mode
When I go to IE9, and in Favorites I select Weather for Las Vegas, and select the weather radar, and click "loop", the radar loop does not run. I recall in Vista, I had to run the program in the compatibilty mode. In using troubleshooter from the control panel, I don't know what to tell the...
Browsers & Mail
Does Windows XP Mode = Compatibility Mode?
Hi all! I've heard that Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't include the "Windows XP Mode" and I'm told on the MS's website that it's a separate download, with an image showing totally XP-themed window in the 7 environment. Windows 7 Features: Windows XP Mode I'm running Ultimate and I recall no...
Virtualization
64-bit Compatibility, will XP mode help?
Hey guys, I'm trying to help a friend upgrade to windows 7. He has an old program written years ago in python that only runs on 32bit computers. He recently bought a 64bit computer to run windows 7 on. As of now the program does not run on a 64 bit computer, but it is a critical piece of...
Software
Does compatibility mode actually do anything?
So far, I have yet to have compatibility mode solve a single problem. Has anyone actually seen it do anything good? Now running XP mode in virtual works and is an awsome feature. But compatibility mode? Not so much.
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App