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 Post subject: Older Printer and Windows 7
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:47 am 
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I just reformatted my older Dell system with Windows 7 Ultimate, and we have an Older HP DeskJet 682c printer that worked fine under XP and now the drivers are non-existant. We used it mainly for black and white printing, for the fact that we have an Epson Photo printer that I would prefer not to use for every day printing. I saw the older drivers (Windows 98 era) and tried to install those, but when I unzipped them, they didn't work. Is there any thing I can do, or am I SOL?

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Try going into the printer under device manager, right click and click update drivers.


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No luck. Any other suggestions?

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Try installing the printer under XP Mode.


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I can't - it's an older P4 system that doesn't support Hardware Virtualization- I had thought of that before. Darn - seems like my options are becoming quickly limited.

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have you tried right-clicking on the driver software and select troubleshoot compatability then go through and select worked in an older version of windows then select xp sp3 I had to do this for an hp scanner and it worked.


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Have you tried the built in Drivers in Win7 for the 910 or the 915?


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Why those printers?

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CTskifreak wrote:
Why those printers?

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Those are the closest functionality wise to your printer and could possibly work, also you wont have to run the driver in compatability mode to make them work. I had to run drivers in compatability mode for my 6940, while it worked, it was really slow to print, I was glad to see that the RC had built in drivers for my printer, and I was able to ditch HPs crappy driver bundle.


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Wanna hear how I got this to work - might have been the most hack around way ever. So this past week I've been going to work with my dad - he's the System Admin. Director of Radiology Imaging Services at a hospital - and I've been working in the Informatics Department just doing some simple stuff.

In their back room (which I organized) I found some older HP DirectJet's and took one home with a spare Ethernet cord. I hooked it up to the router, figured out the IP, went into Windows 7, added it by location, updated the Windows signed drivers, used the Deskjet 690 drivers and PRESTO, working printer.

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