We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Windows Help


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Windows 7/XP hardware compatibilty


dreward

Likes # 0

I read with great interest that with a version of Windows 7 it will be possible to also load a virtual version of XP for programs not able to communicate with Win 7.

What the announcement didn't mention however was hardware compatibility.

I have a printer HP Business Inkjet 1100DT and a Scanjet 4670 for neither of which HP took the trouble to bring out a new Vista driver and the reason why I never bothered to install Vista.

What I hope someone will be able to tel me is whether either or both these items will run with the new Win7/XP or is this just a forlorn and hopeless dream?

I'm not in the market for a new operating system but if Win7/XP will work with these two items then yes I will make the change, but likewise as I have recently had my 5 year old computers internally updated/upgraded I have no need to make the change.

Any advice or hints regarding the hardware welcome

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia