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Hp psc 1210 vista issue: properties

When I want to print a word document and want to save inkt or change it to grayscale of black/white for example, I changed properties on windows XP to fast (you know, the choice between fast, normal and best printing).

The problem is: with widows vista I can't access the menu 'properties'!
With office 2007, I want to print a .doc file, I click 'print' in the menu, then press 'properties', it shows the submenu, but it disappears after not even 1 second! (It's where you can also choose to print in grayscale, black/white, change printing quality etc)

Can anybody help? It's VERY annoying
Tnx in advance!

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  • tim_vermoens Aug 21, 2008

    bad luck, went to HP site, to my all-in-one 1210 adn then selected vista, but the drier detection tool told me that I have the latest drivers installed -_-

    I can't download and install the vista driver that is in the list, it's just a manual to check if basic functions work or not.

    Do you know a link where I can donwload vista drivers then instead? Grtz

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    Autocad 2000 tells me the printer driver for my psc1210 in Vista is incorrect and won't allow me to print to my system printer which does work.

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I'll be blunt because i have not found a solution for this... Vista has many compatibility problems, which makes it bagfull of shite to own, along with no decent help with the HP site... a case where each, in the words of AVGN, is a **** load of ****.

  • jwkw Feb 14, 2009

    I cannot open the properties menu either with my Vista laptop and HP 1210v all in one printer, scanner, copier. Is there a solution to this problem yet?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    can I download my psc 1210 CD into vista 64 bit new computer. Will this solve the fact that vista does not support my 3 year, 11 month psc 1210? It is rotten of microsoft and HP that that vista home premium, 64 bit computer will not support this psc.

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Have you got the Vista driver installed.?
Vista has many driver problems and manufactuers are not addressing them

Go to HP site for a Vista driver download,
or go to www,fixyourownprinter.com/forums and put this problem there

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

  • john ash
    john ash Aug 21, 2008

    Here is anopther way.
    You siad save it as an image[Grey scale]
    OK Do this.
    Do you have an image editor loaded?
    If not - Go to Start Programs/ Accessories /Paint
    Open it then sent it to the taskbar
    Now open the document.
    When on screen click CTRL ans Print SCR to gether
    Now now bring Paint[or you image editor] to desk top and click on Edit then paste as new image.
    There you go the Doc screen is there as an image- you can then dsitiedto Grey Scale or black and white
    Crop off the surrounding unwanted stuff and save it as BMP or JPEF or anyother format you wish.
    Then try to print from there or downlaod Irfanview or Picassa.



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