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  1. Best as I can tell HP doesn't make drivers for...

    Best as I can tell HP doesn't make drivers for this specific printer beyond XP. There are generic drivers which give all the control I need. I think what goes away is the printer sending messages...
  2. Maybe this should be in the Vista forum, sorry.

    Maybe this should be in the Vista forum, sorry.
  3. Unable to print from Vista to a shared USB printer on W8.1 machine.

    Bear with me this is a bit long. I have a Vista machine, fully updated, service pack 2. I have a 8.1 machine with an older HP Photosmart 7960 attached via USB that is shared. I can browse from each...
  4. IMO absolutely the updates are the issue. Seen...

    IMO absolutely the updates are the issue. Seen that before more than once. Set updates to manual and experiment from there.
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    In safe mode is there an admin account that is...

    In safe mode is there an admin account that is not available otherwise? If so try it. When the login screen shows up is there a left arrow of some sort? That might get you to the admin login I'm...
  6. Paul, I agree on the "it's a pity." This way is...

    Paul, I agree on the "it's a pity." This way is different than the usual way that I've always used (and has always worked in the past) where you tell Windows that you want to add a network printer...
  7. How to connect Vista to Win8.1 printer and fix Excel error

    I recently spent days trying to get a Dell Vista laptop that I had completely restored using the factory Dell disks to print to the shared printer on my w8.1 machine. It would eventually print a test...
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    Sorry for the late reply. For a number of reasons...

    Sorry for the late reply. For a number of reasons I did a complete format and re-install of W8. I cured a number of issues I was having. It did not cure where "netsh int ip reset resettcpip.txt"...
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    Strange characters in Thunderbird text

    I get this character in my email. (The cap A with caret.) Any idea why? It will also show up in-between sentences. It SEEMS to be related to there being more than one "space" being inserted by the...
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    I would imagine. I've had IPv6 disabled for years...

    I would imagine. I've had IPv6 disabled for years and never experienced any difficulties. EXCEPT when running

    netsh int ip reset resettcpip.txt

    This fails. Tried various fixes to no avail so...
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    I was researching connection issues and found...

    I was researching connection issues and found where MS says that IPv6 is a required piece:

    Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a mandatory part of Windows Vista and later versions. We do not...
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    Follow Sudo15's advice first, it's easy and...

    Follow Sudo15's advice first, it's easy and doesn't hurt to do anyway.

    Open device manager and then view/show hidden devices. Look for conflicts and/or duplicates especially in display adapters...
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    "Full" versions of programs are usually larger...

    "Full" versions of programs are usually larger than the download version, extending your download time. Having them is great though. Doing fresh installs, installs on other computers, etc. (As...
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    Resetting TCP is fine and works but maybe if you...

    Resetting TCP is fine and works but maybe if you keep loosing connection some diag might be in order.

    Before resetting TCP check device mgr to see if the adapter is working.

    While in device mgr...
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    IMHO it's not a heat issue or he wouldn't be able...

    IMHO it's not a heat issue or he wouldn't be able to run for so many hours in safe mode. That being said your are 100% correct. What I'm not clear about is if the processor itself was actually...
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    Chugging along on W8 with virtually no issues on...

    Chugging along on W8 with virtually no issues on an older HP Pavilion. Only real issue is I loose connection with the card reader. But that didn't change from W7. Exact same prob. I work on machines...
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    Although aimed at a different problem try this: ...

    Although aimed at a different problem try this:

    http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/fix-mbr-xp-vista/

    Do both as it says fixmbr and fixboot
  18. Thanks. Appreciate the response.

    Thanks. Appreciate the response.
  19. Are you gonna see a router in devices anyway? A...

    Are you gonna see a router in devices anyway? A router is external. Unless P&P is enabled at the router which I'll admit I've not attempted so I'm unclear there. But just plugging a router into a...
  20. Have you tried resetting TCP/IP? at a command...

    Have you tried resetting TCP/IP?

    at a command prompt type: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
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    No prob, rare as I said. But ya never know......

    No prob, rare as I said. But ya never know... Posted only because I didn't see it mentioned. Or I missed it, always a possibility with me. :-)
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    I fixed a BSoD just recently. Thought it was...

    I fixed a BSoD just recently. Thought it was fixed by reseting the RAM. Oops, nope. Hmmm I wonder. R&R the processor and bingo. No more BSoD. Rare I'm sure, but worth a try.

    While the processor is...
  23. Hi, Thought I'd try Secunia Online Software...

    Hi,

    Thought I'd try Secunia Online Software Inspector. BIG mistake. For the Office updates it said I needed all I got was a link to MS site to sell me the newer version. (Update link may have been...
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