Quick update to this subsite.... although
written originally for XP, the procedures are IDENTICAL for Vista and for the
yet unreleased Windows 7.
In October 2002 I was very proud to have been invited by
Microsoft to become an MVP in the Windows Technologies under the
Printing/Imaging and Hardware section. We have since dropped the Hardware
but we are still Printing & Imaging! And now
there are more printers than ever.
What's an MVP?... best way to describe it is to send you to
look. Click on the MVP logo below
I'm not claiming to solve each and every printing problem...
but if you're running WindowsXP - either Home, Pro, Tablet or Media Center (and there are over 100
million currently licensed copies of it out there!), chances are high I might be
able to help.
I've set up a few pages with the MOST often asked questions
that I come across on the newsgroup at microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax
(which is one of the places I hang out a lot) ... which should make my life a
lot easier as I can just refer posters to my 'standard' answers! There aren't
always answers to every problem.... but these are probably the ones I see on an
almost daily basis. I'm working on adding an article on networking
XP/Vista/W7 printers.... even though Microsoft claim it's 'easier than ever' in
W7, there are a few things that seem to make it more difficult IMHO. And
even this MVP had some difficulty. I've also added a few printers to the
household collection. I'll update the computing section shortly.
My Printer only prints part
of a page
I can't print from Internet
Explorer, it comes up with a script error
I can't install my printer,
the Add Printer Wizard won't work
My printer takes in the pages
at an angle
How do I add a printer on a
network - the other PCs are running XP too
How do I add a printer on a
network - the other PCs are not running XP
I can only save pictures as
bmps, not as jpgs now. It was fine yesterday!
Where do I find updated
drivers for my printer?
My printers have all
disappeared from the Control Panel, Printers & Faxes
To find the answer to your problem, click the
link for the Article Number on the menu to the left.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope I've solved your
problem. A few tips when buying a new printer...
ALWAYS set a limit for your budget and remind yourself what
you will be using the printer for. If you're going to be printing a lot of
plain documents, then a laser printer is always the way to go. It may seem
more expensive to start off, but those toner cartridges last and last. If
you're going to be printing photos, then I strongly suggest you consider an
inkjet printer which has separate cartridges for each color. It's much
more economical when it comes to replacing the ink.
I hope you enjoyed your stay, please come back again
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