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    Post Window 7 adding Dell Printer AOI 922

    Downloaded Vista 32 Bit driver and it does not work.
    Is it a compatibility issue?
    How can I get around it?

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    You don't say for sure but is your Win 7 a 32 Bit install or a 64 Bit install? You must have the same "Bitness" peripheral drivers as the OS.

    You might be out of luck. The Dell site does not show a Win 7 compatible driver in either bitness, and only shows the 32 Bit Vista driver. If this does not work, sorry. This is a commom tactic with printers. Manufacturers are stingy on developing updated drivers for a new OS. This allows them to sell more printers. Sorry!
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    Windows 7 OS is 32 bit

    Thanks Ted This was the closest 32 bit driver I also found at Dell.
    I was hoping I missed something. maybe I should dual boot back
    to XP Professional. If that possible.

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    Which flavor of Windows 7 do you have? With Ultimate or Profession (and even Enterprise) you are allowed to install XP Mode (which is XP running in a Virtual PC virtual machine). You could then make use of the AOI. I did a similar thing but I used VirtualBox to create an XP VM and use it to use my ages-old scanner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wpitkan View Post
    Thanks Ted This was the closest 32 bit driver I also found at Dell.
    I was hoping I missed something. maybe I should dual boot back
    to XP Professional. If that possible.
    There are several ways to achieve this:
    1) Install a virtual mode similar to XP mode on Win 7 Home Premium. How To Geek shows you how.

    2) If you have the correct version of Win 7 as shown in post #4 install XP Mode.

    3) Dual boot your pre-install Win 7 system with XP. Again How To Geek shows you how.

    Last you could simply purchase a newer printer for your needs. I realize this is a drastic step, but you might find more features and faster performance. Good luck with whichever method you choose.
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