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Windows 7: Compatibility Mode


04 Nov 2008   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Compatibility Mode

How to Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7


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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?

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26 Feb 2010   #31
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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.
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26 Feb 2010   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok, it as been added.
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26 Feb 2010   #33
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great. Good job as always, Shawn.
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26 Feb 2010   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Anytime Jonathan. Thank you for the suggestion.
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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 Windows 7 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
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31 Mar 2010   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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
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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
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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
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02 Apr 2010   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That stinks.

Looks like it may be time for a new printer if they do not want to support new drivers for it.
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