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Compatible Printer with Windows 7?

by adrienne1265 / August 23, 2013 4:48 PM PDT

I am needing information on what printer is COMPATIBLE with Windows 7 Pro 64bit computer. I tried installing my printer on my new computer and had problems and issues with the installation. I downloaded the suggested new drivers to accommodate the printer, but am still have problems. Is there a "suggested" printer out there that is KNOWN to be COMPATIBLE with my computer?

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Clarification Request
Just to clarify...
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 6:55 PM PDT

Not that it affects the issue, but clarify what your system is, PC or laptop, make and model, and whether this is Win 7 HOME PREMIUM or Win 7 Pro?

I will lock either this thread or your other duplicate, depending your answer. No need for two threads the same.


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Re: OS
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 11:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Just to clarify...

I read "Windows 7 Pro 64 bit". That seems to be the answer to your question. Desktop/laptop, and make and model aren't really important, as you already said.


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Seems we can assume that
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 25, 2013 7:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: OS

since his other post has disappeared. He quoted Win 7 HP in that one.


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Seems a good assumption.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 25, 2013 7:37 PM PDT

But I can't (and couldn't) check since I had already deleted that duplicate.
Anyway, as you wrote, it's not important.

Seems to me now that the OP isn't interested in the problem anymore, since he didn't give any answer to our questions.


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Re: printer
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 11:04 PM PDT

All printers are compatible that:
(a) come with a driver for Windows 7 64 bit or if you can download that
(b) have the right connection (USB or parallel)

What exactly is your old printer?
What driver did you try to install?
Did it come from the CD that came with the printer, or did you download it yourself? In that case: can you tell the page you downloaded it from?
What exactly were the "problems and issues" you had?


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Well first of all today
by orlbuckeye / August 26, 2013 1:21 AM PDT

most printers are wireless. Is your printer wireless? If not it's probably USB so you need to plug the cable is and Windows should says it found a new device and then advise you what to do. Sometimes printers can print wirelessly but you need a cable to be able to scan to a PC drive. My printer prints wirelessly from all my devices phone through tablet but when I scan i just use A Micro SD card in an adapter. I got a new laptop last black friday and i added the printer by selecting add printer then i was prompted whether it was connected or wireless and once i selected wireless it search for it. So it came up and it configured it.

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