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Compatible with Microsoft Vista?

Hi. I'm thinking of buying this all in one printer but see that there may be some incompatibilities with MS Vista? Is that still the case? Thanks in advance...

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    Compatibility issues with this printer continue.iHp techs in India cannot fix it (spent many days on this). It causes various applications to suddenly quit. For a while by choosing to run another printer as my default printer, and then selecting the hp printer manually each time I printed, seemed to do the trick (cumbersome but not too bad). However, after several recent "updates" the printer causes the applications to close unexpectedly again. I cannot recommend this printer, which pains me, because when it works it is great.


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Hi Khalsa007,
I am using the HP 7280 All In One printer. I trusted sentece on the package saying "compatibe with Vista". In fact it is not!
Installed as a LAN pronter and after 2 months working fine, the driver does not find the printer in the network any more. No chance to solve it. Had a 6 week contact to HP support after installing latest driver versions from HP website with no success. Finally HP support recommended to reinstall Vista. So, I did. Right after reinstallation: The same problem.
You can find lots of threads in a number of channels reporting the same situation.
My suggestion: Nice machine with XP. But hands off this printer with Vista!


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I would like to tell u that since vista was lauched it had some driver compatibility issues with most of the printers , however its been nearly one year now that vista has been in the marketplace & almost most of the issues have been taken care of.

However in case u would like to get a recommendation on compatibility > being a technician i would suggest you to go for Hp Photosmart C 7280 all in one printer .

Thanks .

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