Re: Printing Problems under Vista x64
One has evidence, even if there is some doubt, that the following are
Windows Vista 64 supports the printer - there is an in-box driver on the
Windows Vista 64 DVD.
The USB to Parallel Port device you are using is hardware compatible with
the computer with which you use it - you report that the printer prints
successfully to that printer when a different OS is in use (either Vista
32 bit or XP 64 bit).
One can reasonably deduce that the problem is Vista 64 bit support for
USB to Parallel Port device or some mis-configuration.
Also, based on fundamental engineering principles, one is best advised to
use a device that communicates through a port with the port it was
designed to use. Anything else invites problems because of increased
Now, you can keep banging your head against walls by continuing to do the
more complex job of troubleshooting the connection software with no
certainty of success: you might eliminate all possible causes of error
only to find that Windows Vista 64 lacks the drivers for the device and
that, further, none have been written for that combination. However, my
choice would be to connect the printer to the port type it was engineered
for. That might involve installing a PCI parallel card. A simple card
costs about $10.00.
One thing is absolutely certain. It is your computer and you can do
whatever you decide.
As for your direct, perhaps rhetorical, question. The driver is included
for the obvious reason - so that Vista 64 bit will successfully
communicate with the printer through the appropriate interface/port. Use
of the appropriate port is assumed.
"Sensei1978" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> But why did microsoft integrate a driver for the hp deskjet 820cxi in
> vista x64 when i must use a PCI parallel card for this os?
> The printer works with the other os (XP, Vista 32) perfectly.