W7 compatibility for HP Officejet V40 printer

October 6, 2011 at 18:57:10
Specs: 7 Ulitmate, Enough
Hi all, I installed 7 Ultimate on my Mom's laptop for her before she went home from vacation and completely forgot to install anything relating to her HP Officejet V40. I've read here 'n there online that the two simply will never work together within 7, but I'm curious if it is possible, in my ignorance here, to use that printer in "XP Mode"? I am unfamiliar with XP Mode, but have read a little about it.

Is that a feasible solution to get her to be able to use her AIO printer? I never thought to check about this incompatibility before she spent her paycheck on a new OS. I did read somewhere that some people's solution is to go buy a new compatible printer. Her V40 worked perfectly on XP, but she wanted the latest, so she picked it up and had me put it on for her. And now she can't print or scan stuff.

Any help will be GREATLY appreciated on this! Tomorrow is her day off so I hope to be able to remote into her machine with a solution in hand. Please help. Money is too tight to replace the printer. I know it's an old one, but like I said, it worked great on XP.


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October 7, 2011 at 12:27:50

They have windows 7 drivers for that printer. I found them here.

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October 7, 2011 at 20:11:27
Well, I got her running quite perfectly today with a genuine V40 driver on 7 Ultimate, and doggone if I didn't document my solution. I started though with the same link that grasshopper included here, but had already found that link previously via basic Google searches. It's pretty common of a posting from HP, but not that easy to solve.

Just took some time and knowhow of driver manipulation for printers. I was very happy to see the V40 listed though, even though from what I gathered, Windows Update didn't necessarily install it itself as I recall reading somewhere.

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October 8, 2011 at 06:21:56
Glad to hear you got it working.

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