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anglin_fool

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hey yo,

I have a Windows ME computer that runs great. no need for a new one, except...

Everything now wants :mad: XP, Vista, 2000 or (yuk) Linux. :(

The printer is an HP7555 Officejet Pro that my dad got for his Vista machine. The website for HP doesn't offer any help. I hate Bill Gates.

Any ideas? besides buying a new computer.
 

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How's that a Microsoft problem? Its HP that didn't make drivers for it and most manufacturer's no longer support Windows 98/ME. If you look around you can still find some printers that do support Windows ME, like some Brother units or older stock from HP, Canon, or Epson.
 
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Windows 98 and Me support became offically dead about 3-4 years ago. If a manufacture supports Win98(Me) - then consider it a plus.

Currently in the world market - the Win98 usage is about 1~2%. It's been 8 years since WindowsXP first hit the market.

Brother is about the ONLY company that supports Win9x in their current Multi-function products. HP, Canon, Epson... not any more. This also includes Laser printers. BTW: Top end Brother products no longer support Win9x either - but these are $400+ hardware.

Well... one of the few people with a good "ME" computer... Vista is the new "ME" - so now maybe a good time to upgrade :) $400~600 gets a lot of PC nowadays...
 

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I knew HP, along with my other new toys that can hook up to computers to make life easier, wouldn't have anything for my old OS . What I was hoping for was a link to a third party that had a driver that would work.

I have 7 computers running ME, XP and Vista in the house. All of them run perfectly, except for ME being non-supported. It is my favorite one to use. (I built it) The Vista machine is the slowest, go figure.
 
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There is very rare 3rd party drivers for multifunction printing devices... they are rather "custom" and the companies don't usually share (or need to share) their software tech info with others.

For vista to run good... you need a really good dual core CPU at least... and 2~4GB of RAM.... and from my own experince... it still sucks.
 
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