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Windows 98 OS compatibility with XP printer

I ve a Windows XP and Vista compatible printer and my computer has Windows 98 OS. Im finding it difficult to load the machine on my PC as the printer is not compatible with Windows 98 and has a network interface of USB 2.0. can that be done without changing the OS ?

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Get a converter or USB 2.0 power adapter. or else use your printer on network sharing.. thats would be the best way,.

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THE MITSUBISHI CP8000DW DRIVER IS DISCONTINUED HOW CAN I FIND THE DRIVER?


What OS is your computer running? I found the drivers for supported OS versions here: http://displays.mitsubishielectric.eu/resources/product/CP8000DW . The direct links are listed below. (All are .zip files so you will need to unzip them.)
Mac http://displays.mitsubishielectric.eu/files/library/files/DISCONTINUED/PRINTERS/cp8000m_macos.zip .
Win95-98 http://displays.mitsubishielectric.eu/files/library/files/DISCONTINUED/PRINTERS/cp8000dw_win95-98.zip .
Win NT and Win2K
http://displays.mitsubishielectric.eu/files/library/files/DISCONTINUED/PRINTERS/cpd8000n_wnt4_0.zip .

If you have a newer Windows OS, you can try the compatibility mode. (The NT driver will likely work in XP. If you have Vista or Win7 32-bit OS, it's possible they will work but maybe not. If you have the 64-bit version, the above files will not work directly.) For executable files in Windows, right click on the .exe file and choose properties. Select the Compatibility tab and check Always run this program in the Compatibility Mode. Select the appropriate older version of Windows. Then click Apply. Close the Properties window. Then right click again on the file and choose Run as Administrator (required for Win7 and Vista).

To check if you have the 64-bit OS, click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System (for Win7). In Vista, the steps may be slightly different. If the version name ends with x64, you have a 64-bit OS. Otherwise, you have the 32-bit version.

If you have a 64-bit OS, you need a 32-bit OS for a work-around. This can be a true second computer, a dual boot system (2 partitions with different OSes loaded), or a virtual computer with an older version of the OS. If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate, you can install a virtual XP computer for free. Go to microsoft.com and download Virtual PC and the XP mode program. Install them in order. Then install your printer under XP as if it were the only computer running. (Note some computer hardware limits may stop you from using this option.) There are other virtual computer programs (VMWare, Parallels). However for the other virtual computer programs or the dual boot or second computer options, you need a licensed copy of the older OS.

I hope this helps.

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Wondering what my canon mp450 is compatible with. Need to install it and can't find it on the list


You can get the software/drivers here: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp450#DriversAndSoftware . Use the drop-down menu to select Mac OS X or Windows 98 through Win7 (32- or 64-bit).

For Windows, any generic driver from the OS will not run the scanner. Uninstall this driver then disconnect the data cable before installing the Lexmark software.

I hope this helps.

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I have several older pieces of software that I would like to use. However I need to dumb down my laptop from window XP to windows 98 Is there a cheap/free way to this?


most windows 98 software can be ran in XP using "compatibility mode", but you might have to adjust other compatibility settings to get it to work. i have never had problems running windows 98 software in xp, or even vista, even without compatibility mode, so your actual hardware may be to blame.

to access compatibility mode, right click on the program's .exe file or desktop shortcut and choose "properties" and then select the "compatibility" tab. there you will find options to run in windows 98 mode, and several video options. you may have to try several different video configurations along with windows 98 mode before you find the one that works.

if the compatibility options dont fix it, then the processor is probably too fast for the program, and you will have to download software (if available for your motherboard/model) to underclock, or slow down, your processor. to find the right software to do this will take quite a bit of research, and may be beyond your skill level.

there is also a free program called microsoft virtual pc that can run other versions of windows in a "virtual computer" inside your windows xp desktop. you can download virtual pc from the microsoft website, and i believe that it comes with, or has available for free, a windows 98 virtual os. if it does not make the windows 98 virtual software available for free, then you will, unfortunately, have to purchase a windows 98 cd on ebay.

to actually wipe xp and replace it with windows 98 may not be feasible because the windows drivers might not be available for your computer, and the proper drivers are necessary to access all of your hardware. there is no support for windows 98 anymore, so the drivers are quite hard to find, if they were even ever made.

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I have windows xp x64 and can't find compatible drivers for my x75 all in one


> can't find compatible drivers for my [Lexmark X75]

Neither can I.

I accessed the manufacturer's web-site: http://support.lexmark.com
and entered 'X75', and clicked 'downloads',
and found drivers for Mac OS and for Windows 98/2000/XP, but none _explicitly_ for Windows XP 64-bit.

So, either Windows XP 64-bit "natively" supports the printer, or Lexmark does *NOT* support this "legacy" printer in newer Operating Systems (64-bit, Vista, Windows 7).

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Touchbutton.ocx is corrupted after installation. I'm using Vista OS.


Broderbund's Atomic Clock 6.0 does not appear to be supported in Windows Vista. Reading the product sheet, I see only Windows 95/98/2000. I don't even see XP compatibility, though it may have worked under XP.
Your best bet would be to find an Atomic Clock application that suits your needs and is compatible with Windows Vista. There are several available that you can find by doing a Google search (Time Synchronizer 2.0 , Atomic Time 2.2, Atomic Clock Sync 2.7.3). The benefit of these applications is they are open source (free), which is always a good thing.

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I am looking for a monitor driver for Windows Vista for LT1919


Windows XP and Vista should "auto-detect" the capabilities of this LCD screen.

If not, access http://WindowsUpdate.Microsoft.com
and scan for updates.
When the scan is done, look for "optional hardware" updates.
If Microsoft has a driver, it will be offered for download.

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How can i install on windows xp


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Computer (windows 98) won't read driver/disc install of Brother HL-2140Says OS not compatible - but online research says otherwise


Windows 98 is not compatible with this unit. I could not find info that it was compatible. I went as far to contact brother directly and they gave me the same info, it is not compatible. There are rarely any new units that you can find that are compatible with windows 98. My suggestion would be to upgrade to windows xp or vista. Tiger Direct has great prices for windows OEM versions, service pack 2 is going for 90 bucks. They are a reputable store/online warehouse. They always deliver on time and i never had damages. Let me know if you need more info


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=306&srkey=windows

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Need a printer driver for OS Windows 98 SE for Brother HL-2140?


Windows 98 is not compatible with this unit. I could not find info that it was compatible. I went as far to contact brother directly and they gave me the same info, it is not compatible. There are rarely any new units that you can find that are compatible with windows 98. My suggestion would be to upgrade to windows xp or vista. Tiger Direct has great prices for windows OEM versions, service pack 2 is going for 90 bucks. They are a reputable store/online warehouse. They always deliver on time and i never had damages. Let me know if you need more info

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DOES THE VERBATIM HARD DRIVE NEED TO BE FORMATED?


Many Verbatim hard drive models with a FireWire interface come “Mac formatted” – pre-formatted for immediate use with Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS. They are formatted as HFS+, the preferred format when using the drive exclusively with Mac OS computers.
Note: A Mac-formatted drive will not mount on a Windows PC.
If you plan to use a Mac-formatted hard drive only with computers running Mac OS, you can leave it formatted as it comes from the factory. However, if you plan to use your hard drive with computers running Windows, or with both Mac OS and Windows computers, you should reformat your Verbatim hard drive before saving data to it. Generally, for use with both Mac OS and Windows you should format to FAT32, and for use strictly with Windows you should format to NTFS. More information about these two format types is given below.
FAT32 FAT32 is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista. FAT32 can also be read by Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
Limitations: Maximum file size is limited to 4TB. Furthermore, using the formatting tools included with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista users will not be able to create partition sizes larger than 32GB (though they can access these larger partitions). This limitation does not apply to other supported operating systems. Furthermore, Verbatim provides a FAT32 format utility (see further below for download instructions) that eliminates the 32GB partition limitation.
FAT32 is a good choice if you’ll be using your Verbatim hard drive with older computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Me, or if you’ll be using it with both Windows and Mac OS computers.
NTFS NTFS is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. NTFS usually results in higher performance than FAT32, and will permit users to create partition sizes larger than 32GB, and file sizes larger than 4TB.
Limitations: NTFS is not compatible with Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, or Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
NTFS is a good choice if you will be using your Verbatim hard drive only with one or more computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Vista. This is also a good choice if you plan to store files larger than 4TB, such as digital video files.

Per: http://www.verbatim.com/downloads/format.cfm

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