HP Photosmart 8453 Printer Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by atharsagri, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. atharsagri

    atharsagri Guest

    I was using Win XP Prof. SP3 and the above printer. Everything was OK. After
    I shifted to Win Vista my printing problem started. While installing the
    printer in Vista, it detected automatically and installed with limited
    feature. When I wanted to print photos in wallet size on A6 card it is not
    printing and displaying paper size error. When I checked in the printer
    properties, it is showing only 3 paper size. Earlier in XP, it was displaying
    all paper size including A6 card size and envelopes. I am unable to print on
    A6 card on this detected automatically drivers. I checked the printer
    installation CD it is ont for Vista. I checked for HP website there also they
    are telling it will detect automatically and no driver files are available
    for download for Vista version. I am not able to make full use of this
    printer's features in Vista.
    Please help me.
    atharsagri, Sep 7, 2009
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  2. This is one of the most common problems experienced by people who try
    to use a newer version of Windows with older printers and scanners.
    They can't get a driver for their hardware. The manufacturers of the
    older printers and scanners don't feel that it's worth their time and
    effort to develop new drivers for older hardware they are no longer

    It is *always* a good idea to investigate driver availability before
    going to a new version of Windows.

    I'm afraid you're out of luck, and will almost certainly need to
    replace your printer if you want to make full use of its features.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Sep 7, 2009
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