Old Printers Dont Work On Windows 7

2009-12-22 09:20:26

Published on 2009-12-22 09:20:26

Printers that are more than seven years old will not work on Windows 7, according to an IT reporter.

Many top printer manufacturers such as HP and Canon have said that older printers require programmers and support time which they cannot afford, said Nick Francesco, a columnist for the New York State-based news source, Democrat and Chronicle.

The introduction of Windows 7 saw many manufacturers drop the work on compatibility drivers for models older than a certain age, which Mr Francesco says is anything more than seven years.

He also advised that, should users wish to continue utilising the same models that they had on their previous computer systems, then using universal printer drivers that are available for some of the major manufacturers could allow users to still operate their printers on a reduced and basic level.

Windows 7 has been dogged by other compatibility and system issues since its release earlier this year.

Earlier this month, many users experienced what became known as "the black screen of death" after a series of updates from Microsoft caused system errors on many people's computers.

By Angelina Jolessi.

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