I've had a terrific printer I have used for probably 14 years. It was an HP Laserjet 6P. One of the first "affordable" laser printes at close to a thousand bucks if I recall correctly. Well I have spent the better part of 4 months (on and off) trying to get it my netbook to print on my wireless print server. I thought it was the combination that the print server was not the easiest to connect to, as well as the fact that I couldn't find the correct driver for the printer.
Bottom line, after 2 hours on line with HP, they don't support this printer with Windows 7. How nice, just say it is "Obsolete" and now I got to buy a new printer. Granted, I could get a "Decent" laser color printer with wireless/network capability for only $350, but the more I thought of it, the more I got ticked. I HAVE a great printer. All I want is to be able to use it with my netbook. I don't want to go backwards to XP, but that is a thougt. I never downgraded an OS. Does one need to wipe out all the files, or just the OS.
I know how you feel about keeping these great older HP Laserjets up and running as the years go by. I run Windows 7 on a HP 4050N Laserjet that I got used a full 10 years ago and it's the most bullet proof computer product I have ever owned and has never failed me. The first two months I owned it I was a busy student and printed 5000 copies without a single jam, and to this day it never jams or fails in any way. I run it with a 500 sheet tray and duplexer and after 10 years don't want any other printer.
Good luck, hope you get it,
This message has been edited by seawater on Apr 13, 2012 7:05 PM
The trick, in summary: add the printer as if it were locally connected. When it provides the list of printers to select, where your 6MP won't be listed, click on "Windows Update". It will update that list with the 6MP driver compatible with Win7 64. Once you have the driver installed, re-run the install process for your networked 6MP.
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