+ 0 Votes XP Had the Same Issue TheChas 7 years ago There was the same issue with older hardware when XP came out. The only difference is that Microsoft made an effort to support basic functionality of many hardware devices in XP. In fact many of the initial patches for XP were updates to drivers that did not work. The problem is that in many cases, the response was to disable functions that did not work properly rather than to fix the issue. There are stacks of Printers, scanners, video cards and sound cards that were discarded just because they did not work with XP. I did not expect Vista to be any different. Chas + 0 Votes Try XP Drivers willcomp Updated - 5 years ago During Vista beta testing, a lot of XP drivers were used by beta testers. Some won't work but many will. It's best to install XP drivers in Compatibility Mode. The only way to find out is to try or Google for information on your particular device. Using XP drivers for an all-in-one printer/scanner/fax is probably a stretch. I'd surmise that printer and possibly scanner might work. + 0 Votes But... dawgit 7 years ago I bet those printers will work, and continue to work (well) with Linux. Just my little 2? cents -d + 0 Votes HP Printers and Vista jdumer 7 years ago Go to Wal Mart or any supplier or HP Printers and check out their models. You will find that only a few will even have the basic driver available and some will not be supported at. These are supposed to be current models. + 0 Votes HP Printer Vista Incompatability browermd 7 years ago Good News! Hp OfficeJet T45 all in one can still be used as a printer with built in HP drivers for HP DeskJet 400. These drivers are found in Vista's "install new printer" wizard. When applied, they allow use of the machine to print. Sadly, I can't fax or scan from the computer, but for at-home purposes, it's printer function is preserved, and it still functions as a stand-alone fax. I'm now looking for compatible scanner drivers. Best wishes to all, Rich Brower + 0 Votes Linux has similar issues j.g.camp Updated - 7 years ago Printing is limited to a narrow selection. Not to mention wireless cards where one has to use unsupported 3rd party drivers. Anyway, a victory for Linux, Dell announced they will re-offer XP for it's line of PC's with Vista offered as well. Apparently the masses aren't enamored by hardware and software upgrades (read that to be total replacements) that Vista requires. I know in my personal situation and even my employer's, that incompatibilities with hardware and software are going to hinder adoption of Vista. I feel for technicians, when they service a Vista issue, imagine getting or trying to charge a customer for support, for simply recommending they buy a new piece of hardware or software from another vendor source. Word of mouth gets around and those shops customer's won't even show up for that. I updated Ubuntu Linux to 7.04 Friday night, imagine being able to upgrade your OS on-line and for the cost of the time and bandwidth on DSL. Some of my hardware wasn't supported, but it still was supported thru restricted repository software and drivers still available. So it still works just the same. I imagine Vista to some extent has similar, but it's a matter of being tech savy to get it to work. Funny, Windows has come full circle, the main knock on Linux has always been this and Vista has become exactly that, only the difference between Linux and Windows ? There is a community that supports these unsupported hardware components, with Windows, since it's locked down, Microsoft doesn't care and nobody else can help except manufacturers that publish statements they refuse to support their hardware. It falls back on Microsoft to develop a driver and they seem to care less too. Solution, here's a grand opportunity for conversion from Windows to OS X or any of the Linux distros. + 0 Votes Try XP Drivers willcomp Updated - 5 years ago During Vista beta testing, a lot of XP drivers were used by beta testers. Some won't work but many will. It's best to install XP drivers in Compatibility Mode. The only way to find out is to try or Google for information on your particular device. Using XP drivers for an all-in-one printer/scanner/fax is probably a stretch. I'd surmise that printer and possibly scanner might work.