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Universal Printer driver used for HP officejet 7135 does not allow for tray selection

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Hello,

Have an HP OFFICEJET 7135 printer.  Installs specific driver for HP printer on Win XP and runs fine.
When installing driver on Win Vista, it installs UNIVDRV.DLL universal driver.  This driver does not allow user to select the source paper tray and ignores any selection.  HP site says no new driver needed with Win Vista.  Any ideas?
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Unfortunately welcome to the world of Vista printing with "older" printers.   Here is a direct quote from HP's web site on using the "advanced printer functions", of which source paper try appears to be one:
"You might find that some of the advanced features are no longer available when using this basic driver. You can upgrade to an HP product that is fully compatible with Windows Vista if the advanced features are necessary."

This essentially means that the basic drivers you have won't allow for selection of source tray.  If you want that functionality, you will have to purchase a newer printer that has software specifically written for Vista.

Yep, it is a lousy way to do business.  And it's not just HP, this occurs across the board of printer manufacturers.  Neither they nor MS is interested in supporting "older" hardware, they'd rather encourage you to buy new equipmenet.

You could try using the Win XP 64-bit software, sometimes that will work in Vista.  Otherwise, your choices are to buy  a new OfficeJet, or just live without being able to select source tray.
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thanks!!!!
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I suspected as much.  Thank you!
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You're welcome.
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