Happy Friday! It's back to business after a week of quality
time with the family. This year for the kids' spring break,
we drove up to the mountains for some fun in the snow. It's
been a while since I've seen so much fresh powder in this
area, especially around this time of year, and we had a blast
with endless snowball fights, snow angels galore, snow
tubing, and of course snowmen! OK, enough talk of snow; let's
plow forward to help Paul with getting his older printers
working on his new Vista 64-bit machine.
Well, Paul, I have good news for you. Despite what your buddy
told you, you didn't screw up by buying this Vista machine.
And it's very likely that you will be getting your older
printers up and running soon with all the support that you
have received from your fellow members. From reading through
all the answers, both printers will work on your system;
you'll just have to download new drivers for both printers
from the manufactures' sites.
When Vista was first released, especially the 64-bit version,
a lot of drivers were not available for older hardware, but
since Vista has been release for quite some time now, many
manufactures have caught up and have updated their driver
catalog with the latest ones so that folks like you will be
able to use your old peripherals with newer operating
systems. I have selected a few answers from our members to
get you started, but please read through all the responses.
Good luck and thank you to all who took the time out to help
Paul out. Have a nice weekend!
Why won't my printers work with my new 64-bit Vista machine?
I've got a new HP Pavilion loaded with Windows Vista. It is a
64-bit system, and I can't use either my Epson CX4600 or my
Dell AIO 940 printers. I am computer illiterate, but one of
my buddies told me that I really screwed up buying this one.
He says that none of my equipment can be used with the 64-bit
HP and that I will have to get all new stuff when and if it
ever becomes available. Do you have any suggestions as to
how I can get my current scanner/printers to work with this
computer? Again I must reiterate that I am not computer smart
and am just a 68-year-old retiree on a fixed income. Thanks
for any suggestions you can give me.
-- Submitted by:
Paul H. of Cornelius, OR
Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Windows 7: All desktop shortcuts appear twice and it won't stop doing this! I help out at the local church with the computer system. The
church recently bought a new HP desktop running Windows 7.
Unfortunately, all the desktop shortcuts appear twice and I
can't stop it from doing this. The shortcuts appear only once
in the relevant desktop folder and all the other duplicate
desktop folders have nothing in them. I can't find solutions
on the HP or Microsoft sites.
Does anyone know how to fix the problem? I don't want to
reload the system and start again. Thanks!
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