Can I use my old (1993) Xerox 4030 printer with my (2007) Dell Inspiron 530 computer with a Windows Vista Premium operating system. If so, how?
My prior computer, Dell 4550 desktop with Windows XP Home Edition allowed me to add a printer by classifying my 4030 printer as an HP LaserJet Series II (HPLJS II) printer. [I believe that the 4030 driver was sufficiently compatible/similar to that of the HPLJS IIs driver; that enabled extending the productive life of my 4030. Can a similar (or any other) technique be used to add the 4030 printer to work with the Dell 530? From what I have read, the Dell 530 with Vista should be able to accommodate an HPLJS II providing one physically has the HPLJS II driver.
I never physically had the 4030s driver nor the HPJLS II driver on a stand-alone basis. HP no longer supports or offers a download of the HPLJS II driver.
Id like to believe that if there is a way to enable the use of the HPLJS II with a Vista computer, then there may be a way to enable the use of the 4030 printer with my newer Dell for at least 2002 versions of Excel and Word. E-mail etc. would be nice too.
Can EXPERTS EXCHANGE solve my 4030 problem(s) at least to the extent of enabling the print out of 2002 level WORD and EXCEL documents.?
I have purchased a special printer cable which has the parallel connector at one end and a USB connector at the other end. If the 4030 can only service 75% of my copies, Ill live with two printers.
If someone KNOWS that the 4030 canNOT be made compatible with a VISTA computer, that would also be useful information.