I took another step towards running a pure Windows Vista household. During my discussions this weekend with the fine folks at the AICPA Tech 07 Conference, I mentioned one of the barriers for my household is the HP All-In-One software for my printer. I also realized at that point Monday it had been a while since I checked the HP website.
Since I could never seem to locate a webpage or document that listed the printers that would make the Windows Vista cut, I just assumed my printers would not make the bar. We have two. One at my wife’s retail store and one here at the house. They are great little printers and the built-in networking rocks. I would never buy a printer that doesn’t have networking although these days there are many ways to share a printer.
Anyway, much to my amazement, HP has created the needed software for the Photosmart 2610. See http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=421139&lang=en. I suspect this software is used by a bunch of printers so be sure to check and see if your printer is now supported on Windows Vista. After installation I immediately did a scan of some hotel receipts and emailed them. Ahhhh, nice to have my scanner back.
Thank you HP !!! You have restored my faith in your brand again. Heck, you may get my business for the next quad proc desktop personal computer or laptop purchase.