I have an HP PSC 1215 printer which, although HP did make a Vista compatible
driver, actually doesn't print correctly when connect to Vista. What
actually happens is that, when printing, if you image the word having an
imaginary horizontal line in the middle of the word, the top half of which
is slightly offset to the left, you will see my problem. This happens in
most instances. But it doesn't happen with Windows XP. Yes HP have tried to
sort it out, but they never found a solution.
Now because I knew the printer worked fine on XP and I also had a full copy
of XP available, my workaround was to install virtual machine software
(Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is free) install XP to the VM software and then
install the printer. That solved my problem. Okay I will buy a another
printer when I get round to it, but this one is only 2 years old. Don't want
to be too hasty, anyway just in case, after I buy my new printer, HP decide
not to create drivers for Windows 7 when that is released.
John Barnett MVP
Windows Desktop Experience
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"Steve Turner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "John Barnett MVP" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Have you visited the HP website to see if they have an updated driver?
>> Alternatively contact HP Tech Support (via email as this isn't a life or
>> death problem) and ask their advice; there may be an alternative driver
>> which they can suggest that may be able to solve the problem.
> Yes, John. They have the old driver on line for download but they state
> that they no longer support the item for Vista. Hurrumph!