I have recently replaced an old 32-bit computer running Windows XP with a 'new' one running 64-bit Windows 7 SP1.
The old workhorse MFP is an HP Laserjet 3030. All functions ran perfectly under XP, but I've discovered the scanner functions don't seem to be available anymore with Win7. I was able to get a print-only driver for the print function, so it prints from the new computer.
My problem is getting it to print from a network printer running XP. I tried use the 'add a printer' feature while sitting at the XP computer. I can see the printer, but Windows tells me there is no suitable driver. I went to the HP web site and downloaded what they said was the XP driver for that printer. When I told 'add-a-printer' to look there for the driver, it told me there was no suitable driver there.
I wonder if I have got the wrong driver, or if I have to copy it to some special place for it to be recognized.
Question: where does the XP driver have to reside in order for the XP computer to drive the printer over the network? I thought I should put it on the XP machine, but maybe also on the Windows 7 machine as well? Where?
Question: which is the 'right' driver to download? The HP website has a ton of stuff: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdHome/?sp4ts.oid=378058&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3DswEnvOID%253D228%257CswLang%253D%257Caction%253DlistDriver&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken#Driver
Any advice would be welcome.