Question about HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer
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MAny programs that "require" windows XP to install, can be told by windows7 that they are being installed in XP by installing them in a XP compatibility mode.
Open up Computer, and choose the C drive
If it prompts you with a security warning, tell it to open it anyways.
Create a new folder on the C drive (if you were trying to install Corel Draw for example, make a folder called Corel CD)
Open computer again and right click the CD drive, and select open.
Re-size/move this window so that you can still see the C:\corelCD folder (for example)
single click any file or folder in the CD's main folder, and press CTRL-A then CTRL-C
Click anywhere in the new folder you created (ie, c:\corelCD) and press CTRL-V
once all the files are copied, single click the SETUP or INSTALL icon (Ususally Setup.exe)
right click and choose properties
Click the Compatibility tab at the top, and choose compatibility for XP Service Pack 3
also choose run as administrator.
Now double click the setup.exe and it should install under windows7 without issues
Before HP had win7 drivers for many of our printers, that was the unofficial fix to install the print driver from the CD to win7.
Later downloads were offered off the website that didn't have this issue - but when a lot of those failed, it was back to "here's how to install the original XP driver" as a solution!
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