09-28-2010 02:34 PM
I own an HP Designjet 750C, which still works great. The trouble is the printer is discontinued and no driver is provided for my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. There is no way I can afford a replacement right now, so I do the following;
I have XP Mode (Virtual Machine) installed on my HP HDX X16-1155CA notebook.
I have an older version of Civil 3D (my main design package) loaded on it.
I have the plotter installed on this XP machine.
To plot I have to open up my virtual machine, open up Civil 3D, reload the drawing and plot.
1. Is there any way I can install the printer onto Windows 7? Maybe a driver I don't know about?
2. If the answer to 1 is no, Is there a more efficient work around you might be able to think of?
Thanks in advance.
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09-28-2010 02:57 PM
The XP 64 bit driver from here works well in Windows 7 x64. Unzip the file to a temporary directory, then go to the Devices and Printers folder, Add a Printer, select the appropriate port, then select Have a Disk and point to the folder where you unzipped the files.
By the way, this forum is focused on consumer level products. For the Designjet you may have better results posting in the HP Enterprise Designjet forum here.
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