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Using old devices with only XP drivers available in Windows 7

goodforit asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I know this sounds dumb, but I have a customer that is attached to several decade-old devices, including an old HP inkjet printer, an old scanner, and an old Palm Pilot.  I recently installed a new machine running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.  Some of his other old devices worked fine, but none of these three have Windows 7 drivers.  I know you can run some programs in XP compatibilty mode, but is there something similar for drivers?  In other words, is there a way to use XP drivers in Windows 7.  If this is impossible, is there a way to make the machine dual-boot between 7 and XP.
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