It appears several users have posted in the HP forums in reference to the HP Deskjet 1280C printer as well. The work around that seemed to suffice for several users in question can be found here
. As other users suggested, it may also be possible to install the printer within Windows XP Mode.
The easiest way to run Microsoft Windows XP within Windows 7 is through Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC
just as another member of this thread pointed out. Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, available on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, allow you to run multiple Windows environments, such as Windows XP Mode, from your Windows 7 desktop. For those who do are not currently running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate, there is an easy upgrade path to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate through the Windows Anytime Upgrade
program. Should you decide to go this route, Microsoft does have a TechNet article Use a USB device in a virtual machine
available to offer you additional assistance with the attachment of USB devices within XP Mode.
As far as retrieving the Windows.old folder, one it has been deleted and removed from the Recycle Bin within Windows, it cannot be retrieved. It may be helpful to know, fully, just what the Windows.old folder is. When a custom installation is performed with Windows 7, a backup of the previous system’s contents is made and stored within a Windows.old folder which is kept on the root drive (typically C: ). It is safe to remove this folder as it’s use is solely to offer an extra option in retrieving previously saved files.
Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro