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September 1, 2009 12:29:22 PM

Hi All

I'm about to buy a printer, and i want to know your experiences with diferent brands of printers on windows 7. Can't really find driver support on web sites.

This printer will be rather complex because it will be networked/fax/OCR operational/Printer.

I have one brother model and a HP L7680 that contains all the goodies that i need. Anybody here got any experience with any of those brands on Windows 7? 64 Bits of course.

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September 1, 2009 4:26:31 PM

I've always had HP printers, and I've used several different models on Windows 7 so far, all about 4 or 5 years old, and have had zero issues what-so-ever. Windows Update installed all the drivers that were needed.

Though, I haven't used any higher-end models, as they were only for basic home use.
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September 1, 2009 5:12:17 PM

Your printer should work fine if it has Vista support. My only caveat is this - if you are using an all-in-one or multi-function printer, be prepared for some or all of the software to not work until the companies have officially supported Win 7 software available (closer to the actual release date).

You can generally use a lot of the built in functionality like Microsoft Fax to utilize your additional printer functionality for now.
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September 1, 2009 5:38:04 PM

I'm using an HP 2300 Laser printer (about 6 years old) on Windows 7 with zero issues. Windows recognized it without any fuss and once I indicated that it had 48MB of memory, a 500-sheet tray and a duplexer I was able to access all of it's functionality from the standard print dialogue boxes without have to install anything extra.

Edit: time flies - the printer is about 6 years old, not 4 years...
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September 1, 2009 7:00:36 PM

Almost every main brand printer seems to be supported in windows 7 so you can't go wrong with Brother or HP

I myself am currently using a Canon Pixma on windows 7 x64 and it's working like a charm
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September 30, 2009 9:59:35 PM

reddin said:
Almost every main brand printer seems to be supported in windows 7 so you can't go wrong with Brother or HP

I myself am currently using a Canon Pixma on windows 7 x64 and it's working like a charm



I have a Canon Pixma MP150 that the printer will work on Vista 64 bit but I cannot get the scanner to scan into my computer. I have tried several driver downloads to no avail. Any suggestions?
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September 30, 2009 10:07:12 PM

I have a Canon Pixma MP150 that the printer will work on Vista 64bit but I cannot get the scanner to scan int my computer. I have tried several driver downloads to no avail. Any suggestions?
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January 6, 2010 12:00:20 PM

I have a HP photsmart 7550 which worked fine on XP but will not work on Windows 7. I never got chance to try it on Vista. I have searched everywhere for the drivers and can't find them. Windows update and HP couldn't help either.

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March 28, 2010 6:08:57 PM

sweetpickle said:
I have a Canon Pixma MP150 that the printer will work on Vista 64 bit but I cannot get the scanner to scan into my computer. I have tried several driver downloads to no avail. Any suggestions?

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April 18, 2010 4:49:24 PM

When I switched to Win7, my HP laserjet 1200 worked fine, but it will not print multiple copies. Only one at a time, and none of the HP driver options seem to fix it. Any ideas on how to fix.

madmax808 said:
I've always had HP printers, and I've used several different models on Windows 7 so far, all about 4 or 5 years old, and have had zero issues what-so-ever. Windows Update installed all the drivers that were needed.

Though, I haven't used any higher-end models, as they were only for basic home use.

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April 18, 2010 9:22:53 PM

The link you provided takes me to drivers for Office Jet printers, not Laserjet, and I've browsed the HP site several times. While they claim to provide a driver for the Laserjet 1200, I've downloaded it and it does not work. Indeed the HP site says they don't provide software support for the the LaserJet 1200 in Win7, but I was hoping someone had a work-around, as the printer works excellently in all other respects and has been doing so for over 6 years.

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=2512...

i run the model you mention with the latest drivers!works perfect on win 7 64bit!

newest drivers in link!

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May 18, 2010 3:25:56 PM

Stay away from Lexmark...I have to replace either a new printer or buy a new operating system because Windows 7 incompatibilities. Downgrade to Vista if you can...Windows 7 is a bust in true Microsoft style.
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June 1, 2010 3:24:40 PM

I have an HP 2840 (multi-function) and it does not work under Windows 7. No help from HP...
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June 1, 2010 6:05:06 PM

radnor said:
Hi All

I'm about to buy a printer, and i want to know your experiences with diferent brands of printers on windows 7. Can't really find driver support on web sites.

This printer will be rather complex because it will be networked/fax/OCR operational/Printer.

I have one brother model and a HP L7680 that contains all the goodies that i need. Anybody here got any experience with any of those brands on Windows 7? 64 Bits of course.


A great resource to verify compatibility is available at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center located at the following link: http://bit.ly/1gW6Ns and can be used for both hardware and software concerns.

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
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August 21, 2012 12:50:36 PM

38786,15,421965 said:
A great resource to verify compatibility is available at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center located at the following link: http://bit.ly/1gW6Ns and can be used for both hardware and software concerns.

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team[/quotems

I have a HP 1320n which initially worked great and as of late its on the skits due to a driver....any suggestions to resolve would be appreciated.
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