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    Can anyone help? I have installed my HP Photosmart P1000 using the driver for HP Deskjet 930C (since HP don't do a driver for Windows 7) but now I cannot read the ink levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Charge View Post
    Can anyone help? I have installed my HP Photosmart P1000 using the driver for HP Deskjet 930C (since HP don't do a driver for Windows 7) but now I cannot read the ink levels.
    Unfortunately, loosing some features is sometimes the price you pay for using drivers not specific to your product or your OS. HP has been notorious for not providing drivers for their products. They want you to replace a perfectly good product with a new one that is Win 7 compliant. It does appear that the latest driver provided by HP is for Win XP. I had a HP 935i that had very limited capabilities with Win 7.

    You might try to set up a Virtual XP mode to solve your problem. This allows your Win 7 PC to talk to the printer through a virtual XP environment. How To Geek has various articles for doing this with virtually any hardware.
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    Why rely on the HP driver to tell you what the ink levels are? I never use that information - it always tell you the ink is out when it clearly isn't - I've printed dozens of pages after the ink is supposedly gone. There is even a class-action lawsuit about this issue (received an opt-in/opt-out email about the lawsuit last week). I just keep a extra set of ink cartridges handy and when the ink really does run out I replace it (my black cartridge is almost out - top of the page prints black and then fades to gray at the bottom, but that is good enough for personal use so I'll wait a few more days).

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