vista rant

kalel795

Active Member
now dont get me wrong with the title,
i really like vista but i have had nothing but problems with plug and play stuff

and today i want to kick my pc through the wall and stamp on anything that remains

i bought a new printer that says on the box vista certified, but i wont work........

so for everyones future ref dont buy a cannon printer there all liars:suicide: :thumbsdow
 

route666

Standard Member
i bought a USB TV stick for my vista laptop, which was supposed to be Vista proof.... but it just wouldnt register os i had to send it back!

its always like that with a new operating system i guess, its just annoying
 

sbowler

Well-known Member
Its not worth upgrading to vista just yet as there are to many compatibility issues. Its not always wise to be an early adopter, look at HD formats for DVD. Vista may have more secure security settings but with a bit of forethought and searching out the correct software for XP this can be as secure as Vista.
 

Singh400

Distinguished Member
now dont get me wrong with the title,
i really like vista but i have had nothing but problems with plug and play stuff

and today i want to kick my pc through the wall and stamp on anything that remains

i bought a new printer that says on the box vista certified, but i wont work........

so for everyones future ref dont buy a cannon printer there all liars:suicide: :thumbsdow
Did you download the latest drivers for the printer?

I love my Mac! :rotfl:
:rolleyes: Then go to your Mac forum.
 

GarryF

Well-known Member
Did you download the latest drivers for the printer?

:rolleyes: Then go to your Mac forum.

hear hear

I have an hp printer running off an xp machine, I was wanting to use it over the network on the vista one and things weren't that straight forward, had to download and install driver then add using port options then manually select the driver. Took maybe 30-60 mins to figure out using google etc.

While not directly applicable to your problem I would first do what singh says and get the latest drivers, if that doesn't work a simple google of the printer model and the word vista will probably lead you to other people with the same problem and solutions to fix it.

Again, everyone comes on complaining about driver issues being a vista problem when in reality they are the manufacturers problem, if the printer is new and vista certified get onto canon big time.

You maybe haven't noticed but most older hardware (say 6 months plus) does work, Vista has a HUGE library of drivers for older gear, Microsoft can't just invent drivers out of thin air for brand new tech though, that's the manufacturers responsibilty.
 

GarryF

Well-known Member
Oh yeah, if you post your actually printer model then people then might actually be able to help
 

Accylad

Distinguished Member
My Canon USB printer works without problem in Vista - got new drivers from the Canon website :smashin:

Its a Pixma MP750
 

kalel795

Active Member
Did you download the latest drivers for the printer?

:rolleyes: Then go to your Mac forum.

yeah i tried everything and i spent over an hour on the phone to cannon for them to just say " there may still be some issues"

the printer is the pixma mp160
 

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