Printers that are compatible with Windows 7 include the Dell 1100 Laser Mono Printer, Dell Multifunction Laser Printer 1125, HP Deskjet 340 series and the HP Officejet g85 All-in-One series. The full list of compatible printers is available on Dell.com for Dell printers and HP.com for HP printers.
Some Dell printers that are not compatible with Windows 7 include the Dell 540 Printer, Dell J740, Dell P1500 and the Dell S2500n. Some Windows Vista drivers fix compatibility problems for printers that are not compatible with Windows 7.
HP printers that are compatible with Windows 7 fall into smaller subcategories depending on their features. Some subcategories include the Business Inkjet printers, HP Deskjet printers, HP Digital copiers and the HP Officejet printers.
If a printer stops working abruptly when connected to a computer, the driver may require reinstallation or a new update. To update a printer driver on Windows 7, the user clicks on the Start button, types ﾓUpdateﾔ into the search box, and then clicks on Windows Update. On the left hand side of the screen, the user clicks on Check for Updates, and then clicks on the link for Optional Updates. The user then selects a specific driver, clicks OK, and then clicks Install Updates.