Panasonic KX-P7100

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Eljayb, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Eljayb

    Eljayb Guest

    Before buying my new PC with Vista installed I did the compatibility check
    which told me that my Panasonic KX-P7100 would work with Vista.

    To my disappointment it didn't, XP computers networked through my PC could
    use it but my Vista couldn't and Panasonic are not releasing Vista drivers
    for that model.

    As a last resort I dug around and found an old printer cable, uninstalled
    the USB drivers and then reinstalled it using the Add a local printer
    routine in the Printers folder, to LPT1.

    YEAY, it works perfectly, the other PC's on my network can also use it and
    it has retained all of its functions, including Duplex printing.

    I post this message in case someone else is struggling with the same problem.

    Cheers,

    Eljayb
     
    Eljayb, Jun 6, 2007
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    huwyngr Guest

    Good to know -- someone else is having a problem with an old HP
    printer that has parllel and USB and can't get it to work with parallel
    when using a USB to Parallel converter -- can't understand why not
    using USB direct!
     
    huwyngr, Jun 6, 2007
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  3. Hi! Eljay
    I have looked at this and found an old Parallel cable but there is n
    parallel connector on my new computer it seems to be strictly USB
    Many thanks, Ke
     
    Kenneth Moulton, Feb 26, 2009
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  4. Belkin make a USB to parallel adapter cable.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Feb 26, 2009
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  5. In addition to a USB to Parallel cable, you could also pony up the $10 - $25
    for a parallel port card to add to your PC. This is sometimes a better
    choice as not all USB - Parallel cables are created equal and they often
    have issues that a standard parallel port will never see.

    Hal
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    Hal Hostetler [MVP-P/I], Feb 26, 2009
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    spoonervt Guest

    Hi Eljayb (if you are still around reading this...)

    which driver to you use once you have connected the printer to your
    parallel port?

    How can you tell Vista what the printer is capable of without the
    correct driver?

    Any help is very much appreciated.

    greetings
    spoonervt
     
    spoonervt, May 6, 2009
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