Hmm, not my experience at all. The problem seems to be that if you just try
to connect to a network printer, the server sends the driver for XP because
it doesn't know any better. So then I jump on the vendor's (Toshiba) website
and find that they have never heard of Vista, and I can't uninstall the
printer because the print spooler crashes whenever I try.
On my home PC, yes, it works, and plugging my Vaio into my home network, I
can print to the printer on that network provided I start the spooler and
print immediately (I get about 20 seconds).
If you google Vista Spooler, you will see dozens of reports of the same
problem, but no answers as yet.
"Ian Betts" wrote:
> Oh dear Most Vista systems print first time. Try getting update drivers for
> your printer from the suppliers web site.
> "Rob Lewis" <Rob Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I find it totally astounding that Microsoft can relase an operating system
> > that is incapable of printing, and when the internet is full of users
> > asking
> > for help, they just say "restart the spooler".
> > WELL IT JUST STOPS AGAIN SO THAT DOESN'T HELP!!!
> > Every Vista PC I have seen has this problem.
> > Even my brand new Vaio with Vista pre-installed. I suspect it may be
> > because
> > I rather foolishly connected to a network printer at work. Now, I can't
> > even
> > delete that printer because the spooler doesn't stay running long enough
> > to
> > let me.
> > Does anyone out there have a fix for this?
> > Can anyone tell me how to remove a printer WITHOUT REQUIRING THE PRINT
> > SPOOLER TO BE RUNNING ?
> > Or do I call Sony and ask for an XP CD?