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Windows 7: Windows 7 Compatible Printers

18 Sep 2009   #11

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HP Deskjet F4400 All-in-One Printer series
HP Photosmart C4600 All-in-One Printer series NEW!

HP 60 Black Ink Cartridge CC640WN: Hewlett Packard HP 60 Ink Cartridge, Black, Remanufactured - 4inkjets
HP 60 Tri-color Ink Cartridge CC643WN: Hewlett Packard HP 60 Ink Cartridge, Tri Color, Remanufactured - 4inkjets

Those all-in-ones are right off of HP's site, and those are remanufactured ink carts.

Mind you, I am not promoting HP in this. HP's are expensive, and even the remanufactured can be. They're just cheaper. Hey, I went laser printer for a reason, but I also didn't get a color laser for a reason. I'm just obsessive-compulsive about information.

Not all of their carts are refillable, and some you will need to buy remanufactured rather than trying a home-refill, but they are out there and available.

Aside from that tidbit, while I haven't tested them with Windows 7, I would greatly recommend the Canon printer. From what I've seen, they're really clear and have decent ink management. Something that I would do, however, would be to spreadsheet the number of pages each of the carts say they can print, if they have that available. I went through a few models doing that when trying to decide on whether to get a laser printer, and many of the cheaper carts also didn't last very long. I don't remember the brands, though, as that was a few years ago.

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18 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

I would also recommend HP.

They are one of the few manufacturers that ship full cartridges with their printers. I have an old(er) HP 2600n color laserjet that works fine with Windows 7, I just had to load the drivers from the original CD and point to them when Windows asked for them when it discovered the printer on the network.

It has been my experience that if it worked under XP, it will probably work under Windows 7, so don't give up just because there aren't Windows 7 specific drivers out there.
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18 Sep 2009   #13


I picked up a cheap Dell V105 inkjet printer few months ago. Tried it for the first time today on Windows 7 and it worked right away. Connected it in to the PC and Windows Update downloaded all the drivers for it and it printed a few things today with them drivers without any problem.
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19 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7

From what I've been able to find out canon has a fairly low number of pages per cartridge of ink (220 for black and about 250 for color). The epson is claiming more at about 250 and 340 with the option of going for high cap inks, and the hp says they print about 1000 sheets per cartridge. Now I'm not sure again as economy is important to me.

I looks like I can expect any of the three to work, but all three options seem to have their drawbacks. Canon is cheaper, but is going to cost me more in ink in the long run, Epson I don't really want, but it looks like a better deal than Canon, and the HP is expensive, but it will be the cheapest on ink (at least from my research). Anyway, thats all stuff for me to figure out, but thank you all for your input. If you do have any more, I would always appreciate it.

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19 Sep 2009   #15


I'm using a Brother MFC-240c - 100% working, and does a very good job. small foot print for copy, scan-sheet, scan-flat sheet, fax send-rec. perfect for almost any thing. you might need. Small Office it is WOW, great. USB support. Cheap, works very well.
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20 Sep 2009   #16


I was using a Ricoh Laser AP-1600 with W7 without any issues whatsoever, but it was so old that the cartridge needed replacing. At $110 I figured it was time to get a new printer - so I bought Brother HL-5250DN Network Laser Printe and am very happy with its W7 support.

The web admin software works like a champ when I had it previously installed in the Beta, but now I just connect to the printer via IP and am able to configure it at will.

Seriously, if you have any sort of home network at all, get a networked printer - then you can save the hassle of having to share the printer through your computer, and it is available to all users of your network.

That is the main thing I look for, in addition to the usual suspects - reliability, quality, price, etc.
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21 Jun 2010   #17

windows 7

I need help in sharing my MFC 240-C USB printer on my desktop having xp and laptop ahving windows 7, can somebody help please. Just to let you know I am a novice in computers.
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23 Jun 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

just go the manufactures website and check to see if there are Windows 7 drivers for the printer you are looking at. that is the easiest way.
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