Force Installation on "Incompatible OS"
Posted on 2010-04-06
I run Windows Server 2003 on one of my machines. Once in a while I will encounter a manufacturer that wants to be an ass and does and their software does an OS check when installing, and then insists the OS is not compatible, even though it should be. In this case a HP printer which has drivers for XP, Vista and Windows 7. Which means even if it is not officially certified it should run fine on 2003 server.
Is there any way to trick the installation software into thinking this is an XP machine so I can install the driver and use my printer? I am willing to risk that it may be buggy, if it is I'll just uninstall it.