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Old September 24th 14, 10:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Guv Bob
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's impossible to find a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a couple of "new" ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just let me print. Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just send the signal to the printer and print it out....

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Old September 25th 14, 12:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
David H. Lipman
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

From: "Guv Bob"

The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's
impossible to find
a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a
couple of "new"
ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted
longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just
let me print.
Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just
send the signal to
the printer and print it out....


Not true. Many printers emulate the HP LaserJet II.
Additionally there is the PostScript Printer Software and associated PPD
files.

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Dave
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http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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Old September 25th 14, 06:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
philo[_3_]
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

On 09/24/2014 04:33 PM, Guv Bob wrote:
The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's impossible to find a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a couple of "new" ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just let me print. Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just send the signal to the printer and print it out....




XP drivers very often work fine on Win2k


If the installed does not run, you will need to extract the setup files
and install the printer as you'd normally install H/W

viz: take the "have disk" option and show the installer the extracted files
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Old September 27th 14, 04:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Guv Bob
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

"David H. Lipman" wrote in message ...
From: "Guv Bob"

The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's
impossible to find
a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a
couple of "new"
ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted
longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just
let me print.
Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just
send the signal to
the printer and print it out....


Not true. Many printers emulate the HP LaserJet II.
Additionally there is the PostScript Printer Software and associated PPD
files.

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Thanks, Dave, but I don't understand the technical stuff. Any idea where I could find a Win2000 driver for a Canon printer that only comes with XP and higher drivers?

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Old September 27th 14, 04:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Guv Bob
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

"philo " wrote in message ...
On 09/24/2014 04:33 PM, Guv Bob wrote:
The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's impossible to find a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a couple of "new" ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just let me print. Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just send the signal to the printer and print it out....




XP drivers very often work fine on Win2k


If the installed does not run, you will need to extract the setup files
and install the printer as you'd normally install H/W

viz: take the "have disk" option and show the installer the extracted files


Thanks, philo, but I'm as dumb as a fence post when it comes to manipulating files. How do I extract setup files -- if that's too involved just ignore....
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Old September 27th 14, 01:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
David H. Lipman
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

From: "Guv Bob"

"David H. Lipman" wrote in message
...
From: "Guv Bob"

The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's
impossible to find
a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a
couple of "new"
ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted
longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just
let me print.
Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just
send the signal to
the printer and print it out....


Not true. Many printers emulate the HP LaserJet II.
Additionally there is the PostScript Printer Software and associated PPD
files.



Thanks, Dave, but I don't understand the technical stuff. Any idea where
I could find a
Win2000 driver for a Canon printer that only comes with XP and higher
drivers?


If one chooses to maintain an archaic OS one must understand the technical
stuff. Just like if one wants to maintain an archaic automobile they must
become an auto mechanic understand the technical stuff.

If one buys modern retail printers they can't expect great support.
Buiness/Enterprise equipment on the otherhand are made with knowledge that a
business will hedge their investments and will maintain and service their
printers longer and thus will have a greater support level.

If this Canon is a modern retail printer you can not expect much out of it.

Additionally, if you want others to help you you have to provide the
information to them that can be used to help. You can't just write "Canon
printer". You have to provide the exact MODEL of a Canon printer.

If you want to maintain an archaic OS you may have to buy a printer that can
be supported by the OS.

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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Old September 29th 14, 05:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Guv Bob
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

"David H. Lipman" wrote in message ...
From: "Guv Bob"

"David H. Lipman" wrote in message
...
From: "Guv Bob"

The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's
impossible to find
a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a
couple of "new"
ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted
longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just
let me print.
Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just
send the signal to
the printer and print it out....

Not true. Many printers emulate the HP LaserJet II.
Additionally there is the PostScript Printer Software and associated PPD
files.



Thanks, Dave, but I don't understand the technical stuff. Any idea where
I could find a
Win2000 driver for a Canon printer that only comes with XP and higher
drivers?


If one chooses to maintain an archaic OS one must understand the technical
stuff. Just like if one wants to maintain an archaic automobile they must
become an auto mechanic understand the technical stuff.

If one buys modern retail printers they can't expect great support.
Buiness/Enterprise equipment on the otherhand are made with knowledge that a
business will hedge their investments and will maintain and service their
printers longer and thus will have a greater support level.

If this Canon is a modern retail printer you can not expect much out of it.

Additionally, if you want others to help you you have to provide the
information to them that can be used to help. You can't just write "Canon
printer". You have to provide the exact MODEL of a Canon printer.

If you want to maintain an archaic OS you may have to buy a printer that can
be supported by the OS.

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Nice attituded, dick head.

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Old October 1st 14, 02:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Gobo[_2_]
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

Il /24 set 2014/, *Guv Bob* ha scritto:


I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will
just let me print. Don't need to know how much ink is left or
that paper is jammed. Just send the signal to the printer and
print it out....

I can share your opinion but you should use Linux and you'll find all
drivers you need to print.

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Old October 1st 14, 01:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
philo[_3_]
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

On 09/26/2014 10:51 PM, Guv Bob wrote:
"philo " wrote in message ...
On 09/24/2014 04:33 PM, Guv Bob wrote:
The one and only reason for my looking at installing Win 7 is that it's impossible to find a new printer that works with anything older than XP. I have bought a couple of "new" ones from Craigs list that will run on Win 2000 and neither one lasted longer than a week.

I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will just let me print. Don't need to know how much ink is left or that paper is jammed. Just send the signal to the printer and print it out....




XP drivers very often work fine on Win2k


If the installed does not run, you will need to extract the setup files
and install the printer as you'd normally install H/W

viz: take the "have disk" option and show the installer the extracted files


Thanks, philo, but I'm as dumb as a fence post when it comes to manipulating files. How do I extract setup files -- if that's too involved just ignore....
\




There is software available for extracting them.

It /might/ open in Windows if it's actually a zip file though.

You can try renaming the file to end with .zip




Also, you may just plain run the file...even though it will detect the
wrong OS and not install, the files will be extracted to a temporary folder.

Without closing the installer, copy the files elsewhere and use them
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Old October 6th 14, 04:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Guv Bob
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Default Printers for Win 2000?

"Gobo" wrote in message . ..
Il /24 set 2014/, *Guv Bob* ha scritto:


I'm disappointed I can't find a universal printer driver that will
just let me print. Don't need to know how much ink is left or
that paper is jammed. Just send the signal to the printer and
print it out....

I can share your opinion but you should use Linux and you'll find all
drivers you need to print.


Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not familiar with anything about Linux, except that I know people who use it are happy. And people who like MS never talk about it.

I use mainly MS & Adobe software -- word, excel, outlook, acrobat, etc. Will all of these work with Linux? What about autocad or other 3rd party software?

 




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