How mutch longer must we wait?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Christopher Smith, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. HP and MS have left us swinging in the wind after Vista has swiftlyswollen
    their coffersm
    The saga of promised drivers and updatesfor legacy and new printers that
    have not come forth despite us spending money for these expencive pieces of
    balky hard ware are often now paper weight/s!

    Get withit HP and MS before you all will follow Carly Fiorina!
    Chris Smith
    Princes of Maine @wildmoo.net
     
    Christopher Smith, Apr 21, 2007
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  2. Christopher Smith

    mikeyhsd Guest

    ms has nothing to do with providing drivers for your printers.
    its hp trying to encourage you to buy a newer printer which they have produced since vista was released so they do not have to update drivers for the older stuff.







    HP and MS have left us swinging in the wind after Vista has swiftlyswollen
    their coffersm
    The saga of promised drivers and updatesfor legacy and new printers that
    have not come forth despite us spending money for these expencive pieces of
    balky hard ware are often now paper weight/s!

    Get withit HP and MS before you all will follow Carly Fiorina!
    Chris Smith
    Princes of Maine @wildmoo.net
     
    mikeyhsd, Apr 21, 2007
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  3. Christopher Smith

    Ric Guest

    I remember when XP came out, it took HP about 5 months before the new xp
    drivers came out... If you go to their web site, they will show what Vista
    drivers to install for your printer.....I figure another couple of months
    before they start to get new drivers out....
     
    Ric, Apr 22, 2007
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  4. Christopher Smith

    dmrowley Guest

    On Sat, 21 Apr 2007 08:41:13 -0500, "mikeyhsd" <>
    wrote:


    HP succeeded in getting me to buy a new printer, and Epson convinced
    me to buy a new scanner. I sold my HP Photosmart 7960 and Epson
    Perfection 1660 for $50 each and bought a Canon Pixma MP600. I wonder
    if I followed the plans they had in mind????
     
    dmrowley, Apr 22, 2007
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  5. LOL.. way to go.. you did as they expected and hoped.. well. almost as the
    expected and hoped..

    How is the Canon performing?

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    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
    Mike Hall - MS MVP, Apr 22, 2007
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  6. Christopher Smith

    dmrowley Guest

    So far,, so good.

    The printing quality is excellent, and after working with Mr Hamrick,
    the scanner works with Vuescan (www.hamrick.com). The scan quality is
    very good. I like being able to make copies without having to use
    software, etc. Plus the cartridges are only around $12 each. If the
    printhead lasts like my old Canon S600 did, I wont have to worry about
    it clogging for about 5 years. By that time, I'll throw it away and
    buy something new.

    Good Bye and Good Riddence to Epson and HP !!
     
    dmrowley, Apr 25, 2007
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  7. That's fine Ric, if your HP Printer can use a generic PS5 or PS6 driver! My
    HP LJ 1020, which is less than one year old, has it's own propriatory print
    driver, the XP version of which refuses to install in Vista. So I have a
    pretty new LaserJet Printer sitting doing nothing, except being a
    paperweight, until HP get their act together and release Vista compatible
    drivers!

    As for going out and buying a new printer, this very same model line is
    still being sold by HP today, it's not as if it's an obsolete model! You can
    walk into any computer store and pick up the same LaserJet 1020 Printer
    today and still not get drives for the latest OS from Microsoft! Again what
    was HP doing last year when Vista was in Public Beta? It's not as if the OS
    hasn't been around for long enough to be available to HP's developers to use
    for developing compatible drivers! That's at lease one reason MS released
    Beta versions of the OS so that 3rd party Hardware and Software companies
    could get their hands on the code to start developing compatible drivers and
    software!

    If Canon can release drivers for their printers within days of the launch of
    Vista, why can't HP?!?!? Did HP just ignore the impending launch of Vista
    until it was actually released, or what? It will certainly make me think
    twice about investing in any sort of HP kit in the future.

    I do also have an HP ScanJet 3500c flatbed scanner, which HP, in their
    corporate wisdom, have decided in too obsolete to both about. They have
    decided not to develop a full featured scanner driver for this model, though
    they have released what they call a 'basic' driver that at least allows
    basic TWAIN scanning in Vista, but a lot of the tweaking of the scanner is
    missing in this driver completely. Also the buttons on the front of the
    scanner no longer do anything! Again I'm less than impressed by HP, the
    scanner is only just 3 years old and is in perfectly good condition and
    still works excellently, so I would expect it to work for at least another 3
    to 5 years before it needs replacement! But curtesy of HP, it's now pretty
    much obsolete!

    From another miffed HP customer!

    Jonathan.
     
    Jonathan R. Portwood, Apr 25, 2007
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  8. Christopher Smith

    Sunhome Guest

    My first printer was an Epson, and that was way back in 1981 (dot
    matrix).
    Many printers since that, but I'm engaged with Epson again, bot scanner
    and printer, and I love them dearly. Has always made me happy, and
    haven't been bitchy at all.

    Scanner is 4870 Photo and printer is Photo 950. Great pieces of
    hardware.

    Now I'm running Vista 64 and have neither operational.
    When XP was launched, I was early, and with exactly the same problem.

    No drivers, mailing support back and forth, waiting and waiting,
    but eventually there was light in the tunnel, and my epsons
    up&running.

    I think too many people are flaming either Microsoft or a hardware
    company when something are not working like clockwork. We're talking
    computers after all.

    Remember how millions waited for XP SP2.
    We're not running SP1 on Vista yet, but you want it, and you want it
    now... like me. If we want to play ball, we better take the pain without
    tears!

    Mr. Sunhome from Norway
     
    Sunhome, May 3, 2007
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  9. Christopher Smith

    Ric Guest

    Sunhome, go to the Epson site and for the scanner, download the
    epson12180.exe file. I have the same scanner and in Vista ulitmate 64, that
    driver is running ok. I would uninstall all the other drivers, unplug the
    scanner first, then reboot, install the drivers and then plug the scanner
    back in. hope this helps for you.
     
    Ric, May 3, 2007
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  10. Christopher Smith

    sherry Guest

    Dear
    I ran into your message quite accidentally while researching about
    some details on 'Back Pain' and thought of sharing some of my
    findings.
    I've read at 'http://www.medical-health-care-information.com/Health-
    living/Back-pain/index.asp'
    that Chronic back pain is commonly described as deep, aching, dull or
    burning pain in one area of the back or traveling down the legs.
    Patients may experience numbness, tingling, burning, or a pins-and-
    needles type sensation in the legs.Chronic back pain tends to last a
    long time, and is not relieved by standard types of medical
    management. It may result from a previous injury long since healed, or
    it may have an ongoing cause, such as nerve damage or arthritis.
    I hope the above is of some help to you as well. Regards, Sherrybove
     
    sherry, May 3, 2007
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  11. Christopher Smith

    Sunhome Guest

    Thanks, I'll try that,,,,,

    Just got a new mail from Epson Support, and that was bad They will not produce Vista 64 drivers to older printer/scanner
    models.

    You can say I got smacked, but no regret for installing Vista,
    and the price to pay isn't that bad.

    Thanks anyway!
     
    Sunhome, May 3, 2007
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