Windows 7 and Driver issues

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  1. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    Ok, now I finally got a computer that works, with problems still (another issue)...But, I installed the Full version on Windows 7 Home Premium and it seems to be finally working as it should.
    A few issues I have found with Win 7 is "Drivers!"
    Neither of my printers will work with Win 7 and I am having a hard time finding downloads for these problems.
    Does anyone know where to find these? I have a Lexmark All-In-One and a Cannon Bubble Jet (portable) printer. They both worked fine with Vista, but will not with Win 7.

    u are typing way up here!!!!!!!!!!!  (left mistake here on purpose...this is my issue with Win 7!)

    One very annoying issue I have found with Win 7 is the "wildly jumping all over the computer screen cursor! You are typing along and all of a sudden..."Where is the cursor???"...Look up a paragraph or two and you find...yo


    I haven't had this problem since Win XP. XP was bad about this problem. Anyone know of a fix for this. You call tech support and they have no clue. lol
    So...I am asking the experts on HP. You guys seem to know more about computers and the issues than Microsoft, Dell and all the others combined.

  2. yoshi97 profile image63
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    As for the drivers issue .. typically, Windows Vista drivers will work in Windows 7. If there are Vista drivers for these devices, then they should work. smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The drivers for the Canon printer (ME) were before Vista, but they worked with Vista OP. The Lexmark was Vista ready, but for some reason I can't get Win 7 to recognize them.

  3. yoshi97 profile image63
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    Ah ... this is always the issue with upgrading to a new OS ... driver support being yanked by the manufacturers, so they can sell you new stuff. It's highway robbery I tell ya! smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, I believe you are correct in this matter!  I am still searching the internet, hoping to find an easy way out though.

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    khmohsinposted 8 years ago

    Microsoft has introduced an online based system of driver loading in win7, and that really makes problem sometimes.
    Win7 loads first its generic, self-created drivers and when we connect to internet then gets the drivers by latest updates.
    Microsoft has improved many features related to drivers but still mostly patches are missing.
    If you are running OS in 64bit then you'll get more problem and complication rather than 32bit OS. Well, you can try by forcefully installing vista drivers by changing compatibility from the properties option to Run in Vista environment. Maybe that gonna work. but its not surety that your all problems will be fixed.
    Its better to contact to Microsoft Customer Support, they may better deal with you regarding this problem. After all they have to  make their product error-less.
    Thanks

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    askpowersposted 8 years ago

    Windows 7 is best OS by Microsoft, but its really a big problem when we couldn't find the respective driver of the hardware.
    some vendors have given specifically drivers for windows 7,
    I think you should better contact Microsoft Service Center for desired drivers.

  6. bhaskar_c profile image50
    bhaskar_cposted 8 years ago

    windows 7 is really good looking i lv this

  7. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I cant get my old multi-media keyboard (ps2) to work with my win7 system. Which is annoying since I love it.

    I ended up running synergy between two PCs so I could still use this keyboard

  8. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    Well, I called Canon on the phone this evening and even though they know that the BJC series printer are extremely popular with their customers, they do not plan to offer drivers for Win 7 for this product of printers.
    BUT.....they are offering a "NEW" line of printers with a 15% discount. lol Just as I thought, when a series performs too well without problems, it comes time to do away with it for profits.

    Dang...guess I have 2 choices then:
    1: Buy a new printer for this computer. (Which I can still use the printer with my old HP which has Win XP. )
    2: Uninstall Win 7 and go back to the crappy Vista and My trusty Canon portable BJC printer will work!

    Hmmmmmm.....I hate Vista. lol Guess I will see how many more issues I have with "Drivers" before I make this decision. If it is costly and too much trouble to have Win 7...maybe I should do away with Win 7 (money lost) and just buy XP full Installation and stick with that one. Or...the dreaded Vista.

  9. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Option 3-

    Keep printer on Win Xp PC and network two computers

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm, I have never thought of that. IF I can figure out the way to do that that would be a great way to go.
      The reason I love the Canon BJC so much is it is portable. It fits in the computer bag with the laptop and is light weight. It is not the fastest printer, But I always get excellent text quality from this printer. I have had it since 1999.

  10. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago
 
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