If there's a hardware issue it's not caused by Windows. It's up to the hardware manufacturer to take care of their product's drivers.
Last edited by stueycaster; 04-11-2010 at 08:32 AM.
Year 2010 2.5 gig HD / 2.2 GHZ / dual core + $700 price tag reputable big chain store purchase legitimate Windows 7 home edition premium
AND I CAN NOT PRINT ANYTHING
How can microsoft get away with continiously screwing us . Other computers print fine, no problem. Windows 7 : myself and my son in law, 4 days hundreds of searches and still
I CAN NOT PRINT ANYTHING
I do not expect to have to work so hard to get a minimal operation out of modern technology , 40 years ago they brought back Applo 13 with duct tape and a prayer BUT
I can not print anything !
My daughter unpacked her Apple, turned it on and .... wait for it ... printed ! yes that fast.
She is strutting around chirpng "told ya ... get a Mac
Well if this issue does not get solved before the thirty days from the store is up , that is exactly what is gonna happen.
I know you all have this problem, NO ONE on any forum does not have this problem... thing is , do any of you have an answer ?
thank you if you do resolve this for me .
sorry to hear your getting problems.. Could you please post the name and make of the printer as well as the the machine you've just purchased.
Just a thought:
If you bought the printer and computer at the same time why not phone the store and get them to sort it out?
I plugged my HP Printer into my W7 laptop. It started the installation, went online and got the software and installed it. I didn't have to do a thing. Now it works flawlessly. I set it to be the printer for my home network. When I set it up on my wife's W7 laptop it started the installation, went online to get the software and installed it. Again, I didn't have to do a thing to help it. Now that works flawlessly too.
well I thank you for your response , you may have deduced that I am very frustrated, more by the fact that this is apparently not just my problem. In the old days , we sorted this kind of stuff out every time you moved the computer to the other side of the room. Hey you pretty much needed planning permission !
ANYWAY toshibia satellite, dual core AMD 2.2 ghz the printer is a cannon all in one mp 260 (270 ? ) i think.
there is a cable modem to wireless router, printer is cable linked to machine running XP home edtion ( son-in laws un-sure of specs) daughter runs a Mac and prints off the wireless network hassel free, wired machined prints no problem.
Toshibia recognises the printer , but ALWAYS says it is offline .... and that is where everything falls apart.
It simply does not need to be this kind of an issue. Microsoft KNOWS people are gonna run into this.
From what I can figure out, it may have something to do with the fact that the XP machine is 32 bit and the Win7 (problem machine) is 64 bit. I really don't know any more.I personnally stalled on Win 2000 which I personally run and have had no problem with. It is not PART OF THIS SETUP right now to print we wirelessly transfer / file share from the Toshiba to the XP and then print .... so I need two computers to print a document and the Mac to surf the forums looking for solutions ! !
I really appreciate any help on this because the wife is basicly enamoured by the Win7 and the Office 2007 ( her Toshiba )
thanks again to evryone and anyone with input.
I would wager a small bet that this is an HP printer. I have an HP Photosmart C7280 wireless network printer that functions normally with my XP computers, but does not function with Windows 7. I spent many hours in support chat and email with HP technical support (support????) and they act like they don't even understand what I am trying to explain to them, much less have a fix. Finally, I have just had to give up and have connected a USB connected non-HP printer to my Windows 7 machine. (Windows 7 is what is different here, what has changed, not the printer.) I really think that means that Microsoft has to at least share the blame for the problem whether they are totally responsible or not. I do remember that I had HP printer driver problems (different HP printer from the one involved in this issue) with Windows Millennium and that problem was blamed on Windows Millennium. (Does that point to Windows 7 as the current problem?) It is interesting that this current printer also functioned normally with Vista for the few months I had a Vista machine.
So, it appears that, at the present time, the only solution to this particular problem is a non-HP printer OR a non-Windows 7 operating system. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it until new evidence surfaces.
Edit: Just read your response. I guess I lost my small wager, didn't I?
Last edited by john3347; 04-11-2010 at 07:16 PM.
When I ran XP Pro x64 edition I had my printer hooked up to it. I needed to share it with my wife's XP Home laptop. I was unable to get the 64 bit machine to supply a driver for the 32 bit laptop because 64 and 32 bit drivers just don't mix. I was able to get it to work by getting the driver off the installation disk that came with the printer.
You'll probably have to get 64 bit software from the printer manufacturer's website.
Last edited by stueycaster; 04-11-2010 at 07:35 PM.
It's not up to Microsoft to make Windows work with every piece of hardware in existence. It's up to the hardware manufacturer to provide drivers that work with Windows. You can't blame Windows for hardware problems. It's not their responsibility.