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Vista has "known compatibility problems" with my HP Photosmart 7660 printer. How can I get the VISTA to find the printer?

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Supposedly, Vista has a built-in compatible driver for this printer, but it will only provide you with basic functionalities. HP is not planning on updating drivers for this printer, I guess they much rather make you buy newer printers than providing drivers for some of the old models.

The instructions on how to install a compatible driver is listed here:

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