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  1. Posts : 13,360
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       #30

    Nice tutorial Shawn. Have you considered adding a part about right-clicking and selecting Troubleshoot Compatibility?
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  2. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #31

    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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  3. Posts : 70,229
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    Thread Starter
       #32

    Ok, it as been added. :)
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  4. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #33

    Great. Good job as always, Shawn.
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  5. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #34

    Anytime Jonathan. Thank you for the suggestion. :)
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 7-64bit
       #35

    How do I use compatibility mode for a printer?


    jotacorredor said:
    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.

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  7. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #36

    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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  8. Posts : 7
    Windows 7-64bit
       #37

    Brink said:
    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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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 7-64bit
       #38

    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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  10. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #39

    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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