I too have a KX P7100, and have just built a new system which I put
Vista on (I can dual boot back to XP if I desire though.) and after
several days of head scratching and maybe a bit of swearing I think I
may have stumbled across a solution.
Firstly I used the parallel port on the printer and the printer was
detected and installed correctly. I Thought! I downloaded and used the
WinXP Drivers and setup program to install the drivers. I didn't
bother with a test print at installation time. I then went to use it
the next day and nothing just a bunch of documents in the print queue
not going anywhere.
I then tried the USB port the printer detected and showed up in the
device manager under USB devices but no show in the printers folder. I
then tried to install the WinXP Panasonic USB Drivers but they wouldn't
install Arrghhh at this stage.
I then went back to the parallel port and changed the setting and
address and communication types in the bios and whilst the computer
recognised the printer at each bios change I was still not able to
I then downloaded the Vista drivers for the KX P7105/P7110 Printer from
installed those drivers. Of course that didn't work using the p7105
Drivers. I then went back to the P7100 which was now showing in the
printers folder and it started to work. I checked what port it was on
and it was set to the KX P7100GDI Port (the panasonic USB Port).
It has now been working for about three days There seems to be a bit of
an issue with duplex printing but other than that several pages at a
time or multiple copies works.
I am not a tech nut but I suspect that maybe the USB drivers for the
7100 don't work in Vista but when you install the 7105 driver it
installs USB drivers that do work in vista so when you install over the
top of the 7100 and then choose the 7100 printer driver it automatically
uses the 7105 USB drivers and Hey it works. I'm not sure if that is so
but what do know That I have a Panasonic KX P7100 Printing in Vista.
Cheers hope this helps someone.
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