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Windows 7 Compatible Printers

Windows 7 Compatible Printers

We know that Windows 7 was released in 2009 which is now quite some time ago but if you are looking for information or help with Windows 7 compatible printers then you have come to the correct place.

Our full list of Windows 7 compatible printers can be found by clicking the link below or maybe you are looking for Windows 10 compatible printers.

If you are still unsure about a Windows 7 compatible printer then give us a call on 0800 170 7234, email us or get in touch via Live Chat and we will be more the grateful to speak to you and offer you some advice on finding the perfect printer.

Microsoft Windows 7 Logo

Whilst most manufactures will put the Windows 7 drivers in the box with the printer we always recommend downloading the drivers directly from the manufactures website, that way you are sure to get the latest Windows 7 driver.

Below are links to the manufacturers information pages on support for Windows 7 printer drivers, they give details of which printers have drivers available and the status for older printers:

Brother Windows 7 Printer Support

Canon Windows 7 Printer Support

Dell Windows 7 Printer Support

Epson Windows 7 Printer Support

HP Windows 7 Printer Support

Kyocera Windows 7 Printer Support

Lexmark Windows 7 Printer Support

OKI Windows 7 Printer Support

Xerox Windows 7 Printer Support

If you still any help of advice on printers or Windows 7 compatible printers just give us a call on 0161 308 5800

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Judy Howard 31 January 2010 at 4:43 am

I have an HP psc 1350 all in one printer. i can not find a driver download to make it compatible with Windows 7

Peter Knight 31 January 2010 at 11:23 pm

It explains that HP don’t have a driver for Windows 7 but a basic driver is provided with Windows 7 that will allow basic operation of your printer.

Susan Edmiston 26 February 2010 at 3:55 am

I tried a downlad from Windows for a Canon IP4200 and it did not work, even though Microsoft said it would! Now I ahve to buy a new printer! Bummer!

Melanie 2 March 2010 at 12:01 am

I am XXXXX off. It is not fair. I buy a new computer and now have to buy a new printer because my old does not work like it should. I scan alot in PDF. Now I can not..HP printers are not working with Windows 7. I looked online they gave me patch but it only allowed me to use the printer sometimes and with limitations. What is up with that?
Make sure when you buy a printer, it has been tested with windows 7, Dont listen to the windows web site, even if it says compatible. It is not, trust me…

Mark Harkison 3 April 2010 at 12:41 am

I have 2 HP printers Photosmart 6210 & Officejet 7300 neither of which I can get to work with windows 7. I am able to use the basic print function but unable to scan ……. anyone found a way round this??

I have downloaded latest drivers from HP website & been on phone to HP support for hours & hours but still nothing works

David Chapple 16 April 2010 at 11:51 am

I have a HP Deskjet 6840 which has a basic Win 7 driver that works but is missing all the frills.

Every few days i am told that it has gone offline and so I must remove the printer and then reinstall. A real pain…..

Eileen Nicholson 23 July 2010 at 6:01 pm

Just to let you know that HP do NOT have an answer to this problem.

I have tried since acquiring my new Win7 pc in January to get either /or both of my HP printers to work properly with the ‘help’ of severa,l increasingly thick, agents from HP until I finally got one, Charles, who actually listened and was relatively intelligent to my problem.

He ‘kinda’ fixed things…a bit but the driver I now have from HP is for a much older model which wasn’t a photosmart printer so the quality is, as might be expected, not up to the usual HP standard. So I’m stuck with two otherwise perfect printers that can’t do photographs.

Not a ‘fix’ in my book.

John Wright 6 August 2010 at 3:51 pm

My SAGEM PHOTOEASY 160 Photo/Postcard Prtinter wil NOT function at all under Windows 7..Why Not, it worked ok under XP…I bought a new PC with WIN7..

John Wright 6 August 2010 at 3:52 pm

What shallI do…

Bob Edwards 26 August 2010 at 12:06 pm

I have an old HP Colour LaserJet 4550 which won’t work under Win 7, whereas with XP, it was fine. OK, it is slow, but it is a real workhorse and the colour is very good. Tried all kinds of solutions – downloaded different drivers, had Microsoft support – but still can’t print colour images. Do I buy a new printer or revert back to XP?

Printerbase – please will you tell me which of these HP Colour Lasers will DEFINITELY work with Win 7 = HP1215, HP1515, HP2025, HP3525. I can’t afford to make a mistake!

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Bob

Have you tried this Windows 7 driver on HP’s website:

If you still wish to buy a new machine all current printers are fully compatible with Windows 7, including the one’s you have mentioned.

Nick Simpson - Printerbase Ltd 27 August 2010 at 12:54 pm

Something for everyone to be aware of:

Compatibility of old printer hardware with new operating systems is always a problem. It’s usually Microsoft and Apple that alter things and cause the original drivers to be incompatible. If the printer is discontinued there is a chance that the printer manufacturer will decide not to re-work the old drivers for new operating systems. As you can imagine writing new drivers for every printer is a massive job so manufacturers look at the demand (how many toner/inks are still being purchased, etc) and if it’s very low you may have no option but to upgrade your printer.

Kind regards


Lee 6 September 2010 at 10:27 pm

I have a HP Officejet Pro L7480 and my problem is that, after I have stripped my computer of existing drivers and downloaded the new (windows 7 compatible) drivers from the HP Website, I then reconnect my printer which automatically uploads is own pre-intalled drivers (not compatible with Windows 7) to my pc which muddles the whole thing up again.

After spending A LOT of money on a very good printer I think I’m now going to have to bin it and bu something else. :0(

Jo White 7 September 2010 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Peter Knight!!

You have solved my problem with your link above. 🙂


Edgardo 8 September 2010 at 5:11 am

Don’t fight anymore. If your new computer has x64 bit with windows 7, and your printer is x32 bit, the printer won’t work. No matter what you do , it won’t. Windows 7 runs in x64 bit and other hardware like a printer

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
It’s the software you install on the computer that needs to be compatible with the operating system rather than the actual hardware you’re trying to connect but if there is no software available it may not be possible to ever get that piece of hardware working. There are sometimes work-arounds but it can be trial and error.

Linda S 28 September 2010 at 4:35 am

My fairly new 6 month old Lexmark X6675 all-in-one continues to work perfectly with both my Vista notebook and my XP netbook but is not compatable with my new Windows 7 notebook, despite Windows own compatibility site that lists this combo printer with a nice big green check mark indicating is is compatible with Win 7. Wrong.

Unfortunately, it is false info for future customers who will do their homework on “compatibility” sites only to find that the the site’s information can be wrong on different models of even the same manufacturer, and customers sadly will instead buy another printer that will not work any better than the one they already own. “Oh hey! One of our 23 printers is Win 7 compatible, so we’ll just save time & mark all them with green compatibility check marks!”

Another FYI ~ I found a supposed MS download to add the driver for my combo printer to my new notebook, but all I actually got was just an icon indicating the printer device in my devices folder. However, once installed it had no real functionality behind it. Just the pretty little icon sitting in the folder. MS also offers an additional download of NET.Framework 2.0 as a fix, however at the end of that download it then states that the Framework 2.0 is not configured beyond Vista or XP, and is NOT compatible for 64 bit!!!!

Now EVERY time I power up the pc I am immediately stuck looking at an error pop up that continues to try installing the 2.0 over & over again. I can not make it stop or delete it from repeatedly trying to install that 2.0 ~ even though it can not possibly work anyway!!!

And, in shutting down the pc, it indicates there is still a 2.0 install task always running at close of the pc!!!! Don’t try talking to Lexmark. They know all this & tell me straight out they are NOT going to upgrade the X6675 for Windows 7 64 bit.

Bottom line ~ do not purchase any new printer based solely on information you find from any of the “hardware compatibility” websites. A better idea is to make a short list of hardware you are interested in, then contact each manufacturer and verify yourself. Yeah, it’s a royal pain.

Oh, and about getting a manufacturer’s human being on the phone to ask your intelligent questions ~ well, good luck with that.

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Linda, I am sorry to hear that you’re having problems with your Lexmark machine. According to Lexmark’s website there is a driver for both Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit. You need to make sure you download and install the correct version as incorrect drivers can cause serious issues to the stability of your operating system. If you have done everything correctly and it’s still not working I would recommend contacting Lexmark’s Technical Support Team to see if they can solve the problem. The correct number to call is 0207 365 2496. Please come back and let us know how you get on.

Mark 30 September 2010 at 12:15 pm

We have a fairly old but fully functioning Minolta Magicolor 2200 Desklaser printer.
After checking for drivers etc the Minolta 2200 shows up in the supported drivers for in Windows 7, wrong!!! The driver is incompatible grrrr
Konica Minolta were most surprised the the printer was still working! and that support for the printer finished with XP. Tough luck was the attitude.
Microsoft support were next to useless, “Saying it was just one of those things” and they really were not responsible for third party drivers.

So my question is “Why do manufacturers refuse to properly support their products?”

The bottom line is that when we replace the printer it will not be a Konica Minolta

Response from Peter Knight – Printerbase Ltd
Have you tried one of the Konica magicolor 4650 drivers that ships with Windows or one the HP Color LaserJet PCL or PS drivers ?
We have found it the past that sometimes using a newer driver can still work with an older printer but only if the printer supports PCL or PostScript emulations which from memory I think the magicolor 2200 does.

Igor 5 October 2010 at 4:40 pm

Dear All,

I have problem with my new Philips MDF 6080 multifunctional device…fax, scanner, printer… I have few computers and all of the are running on the x64 windows 7 premium. I need driver for this device. Can somebody support me?
Thank you in advance

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi, we currently don’t supply Philips products but looking at their website it appears that they will support printing only in Windows 7 64-bit. The problem with their website is it doesn’t appear that they have a download area for getting hold of the latest drivers!
I would suggest calling Philips Support directly on 0845 090 0315 and ask them to send them over to you. Please let us know how you get on.

Joan 6 October 2010 at 4:58 am

I have a hp psc 1210v all-in-one printer + scanner + copier and it does not work with Windows 7.. What must I do/

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi, have you tried looking here for the drivers:

Marva 7 October 2010 at 9:17 am

I bought a new HP pc with windows 7.
ow my HP PSC Photo smart all in one (printer, scanner, fax, copier) now it does not work.
Please help me, I really cant afford a new all in one now.

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi, have you tried looking here for the drivers:

S Smith 3 November 2010 at 4:51 am

Help! Good to know I’m not a complete idiot. From what I’ve read here compatibility problems are rampant with Windows 7 and many printers. Spent too much time trying to download available drivers with no good result. Wasted time with aggravating techs. Now will have to find a new printer scanner copier fax machine. Anybody have suggestion of a machine that will be compatible to a Dell Studio 15 Notebook (Studio 1550)?
Or the correct and proven downloadable driver for the HP Officejet 6500 series E709a. I’ve tried OJ6500vE709_Basic_13(3)exe but it (on several attempts) sends message that my operating system is not supported.
This has gone on for months, so it’s not that I’m impatient!!!

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi, firstly you need to check whether you are running Windows 7 32bit or 64bit. Simply right click on My Computer and select Properties. The window that pops up will tell you what version is installed.

I have checked on HP’s website and they now have a more up-to-date driver available (version 14 rather than 13):
For Windows 7 32bit:
For Windows 7 64bit:

Shelley Wetmore 22 November 2010 at 5:20 pm

Everyone is having Windows 7 issues with printers it seems. How about someone recommend a good colour, multifunction printer to buy (64 bit)? Currently using HP 8500 and not happy.

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Shelley, Have you tried downloading HP’s latest drivers:

Robin In Maryland 28 November 2010 at 1:48 pm

Hi People.
Just read most of the notes here. I bought a new computer and had to buy a new Printer as well, Sooooo the printer I bought was a Lexmark x5650 and it works great. I’m just as p o about it too But I thought you all would like to know what works.

Hey guys it’s a all in one Printer. + fax

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Robin, Thanks for your post. All the current printers on our website are fully compatible with Windows 7. The problem with new operating systems (Windows/Mac/Linux, etc) is that they don’t always accept the original printer drivers written by the printer manufacturer. This is the same story with other pieces of hardware so before upgrading your OS please make sure that your existing kit has compatible drivers or you will be forced to replace it.

Polly 2 December 2010 at 5:04 pm

HP is not being straightforward. They’ve got a driver and software on their website for my Photosmart 2575 that they say is compatible with windows7. I’ve now tried downloading and installing it 3 times. And got a fatal error message each time during the software installation process! I followed HP’s instructions letter by letter! I also used all their troubleshooting suggestions, letter by letter! I went to microsoft and found more troubleshooting instructions and tried them, letter by letter. And still could not install the software my printer needs.

In a nutshell, despite what HP says, their driver and software for my photosmart is not compatible with windows7!

I think the only solution is to buy a new printer but it will not be an HP! And I do not recommend HP to anyone else!

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Polly, I’m sorry to hear that the software is not working. I personally use a HP F380 inkjet at home on Windows 7 (64-bit) but found that Windows installed the printer without having to download the drivers from HP. After seeing this post I uninstalled the printer and tried the official PhotoSmart drivers from the HP website and they work perfectly for me with my F380. I have read posts from other users saying they are able to get the PhotoSmart 2575 to printer on Windows 7 (64-bit) but not scan. Are you using 64-bit Windows 7 and have you managed to print?

Richard Martin 6 December 2010 at 11:38 am

I’m ### off. I’ve got a decent new computer so I opted for 64 bit windows 7. Then a few months later thought my canon mp8oo was cream crackered, buts its not. It’s just that its not compatible with the 64 bit part. Most of it is ok but it wont scan which is the main reason I bought it for. Now I’ve got to hunt for a compatible one!

P.S. Iwent onto Canon to no avail. The only problem there may be is one of the downloadswas MP navigator M6C19MUx.exeit asks me to press the unzip button. 44 files are unzipped but then it does not ask me to do anytning else with them. The options are: unzip, Run WinZip, close, about and Help. Could this be the problem with my scanner in the message above?

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Richard, Have you tried the official Canon driver found here:

It looks like the driver you need is: mpnmp800win202ea13.exe

I have tried running this file and once downloaded it appears to auto extract and then run the installation procedure automatically.

Unfortunately, if Canon’s drivers don’t work you need to target your anger at Canon or the retailer that told you it would work in Windows 7 64-bit. Microsoft (and Apple) continually bring out new operating systems and it’s not always possible to make old drivers work. It’s therefore up to the printer/MFP manufacturers to make sure their drivers are updated whenever possible (usually new and recently discontinued machines have new drivers written).

Paula 7 October 2011 at 2:34 pm

Well looks to me like I’m not the only one with printer problems once Windows 7 was installed on my PC. Seems to me alot of us are having to go out and get new printers which may or may not work in the Windows 7 environment. Pretty sad that we have to do this and Microsoft and printer manufacturers should have ensured each printer type would work once Win 7 either 32 bit or 64 bit was installed. So, even though Win7 was pumped up to be so fantastic they left out some major details. Like your existing hardware. I wrote Microsoft and asked first if my printer would be compatible with the installation of Win 7 and was told yes. But after 3 months I still can’t even turn my Lexmark Prestige Pro805 printer on, how’s that? Forget trying to get support, I have tried and to no avail. In todays economy consumers shouldn’t have to go out and purchase new printers that probably won’t work either, someone dropped the ball on this one. I’d be ashamed to have done this to consumers. Maybe Microsoft and printer vendors should supply consumers with new printers that are compatible with Win 7. LOL

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Paula, thanks for getting in touch with Printerbase. I can confirm that the Pro805 does fully support both Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. We’ve sold lots of these machines and haven’t had any reports of incompatibility issues so I would recommend trying the latest driver, available here: click here.
We’ve tested several of Lexmark’s new inkjet range on various versions on Windows (including 7) and haven’t experienced any issues so if you bought the machine from us and are still struggling with it, please give our customer services department a call on 0161 308 5800.

George 18 October 2011 at 10:35 am

I have just bought a Ricoh Aficio gx e 3300n printer,and a hp windows 7 pc. Only to find that they are not compatable. I have asked for proper installation discs,or for a refund on the printer. What do you think I should do next?

Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi George, thanks for getting in touch with Printerbase. If you’re still waiting for this to be resolved I can only assume that you didn’t purchase this from us (not to worry because we can supply your ongoing inks). Whenever we sell machines we always recommend that the user downloads the latest driver from the manufacturer website because the included installation discs won’t necessarily be up-to-date. Here is the link to take you directly to the drivers you need: click here

SARA 20 October 2011 at 8:51 pm

Hi I have a ASUS windows 7 and cant connect it to my DELL PHOTO A10 944 printer can anyone help please


Response from Nick Simpson – Printerbase Ltd
Hi Sara

Unfortunately, I’ve checked on Dell’s website and their drivers do not appear to mention Windows 7. This is a 6 year old machine so it’s doubtful that Dell are selling enough consumables to warrant the work necessary to write a new driver. I would recommend trying the last driver Dell wrote for this machine. If this fails to work you may have no choice but to purchase a new inkjet.

Dell Photo AIO 944 drivers: click here

Comparible inkjets with Windows 7 Support: click here

Al 2 April 2012 at 7:16 am

Just came across your site while searching for Win 7 64 bit driver for my Minolta QMS Magicolor 2 Desklaser. I have read at least one message where your readers were looking for similar Magicolor drivers.

One thing I have learned is that there is a difference between a Magicolor 2 and a magicolor 2 Desklaser. The driver for the Magicolor 2 does not work for the Desklaser model. So I suspect that the person attempting to install the driver for the magicolor 2200 Desklaser will have the same problem in installing the magicolor 2200 driver. Also, it appears that Win 7 64 bit has drivers for some of these printers only if they have the PS (post-script) designation after the model number.

Hope that helps. BTW, is there any driver available for my printer as mentioned at the top? Thanks.

Julie 27 April 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hi Nick
After lots of searching, yours is the most helpful website I’ve found – so I’m hoping that you can help me!

I have a HP laserjet 1005 (not laserjet P1005) which continues to be a brilliant workhorse. However, it doesn’t work with my 64 bit Windows 7 laptop and I’m about to get a Windows 7 PC and would really like to be able to use the HP with the PC. I know from the website that there isn’t a specific driver but wonder if there is a generic one that would provide basic functionality.

THanks in advance for your help.

Neil Clarke 14 June 2012 at 2:55 pm

Hello Nick

I have a what i think is a compatibility issue. I have an old HP Color Laserjet 4550 printer that is connected directly to a desktop Xp machine where from it prints fine. I had this printer shared on the network and was able to print fine with a 32 bit Win 7 laptop wireless via the router. This laptop died and i had to get a new one which was a 64 bit win 7 machine. I now cannot get this to work. I can ‘see’ the shared printer (4550) over the network but when I try to install the drivers (from HP website: ‘upd-pcl6-x64-’ it just fails.

This is by method: add printer-> network printer -> selecting the shared printer from the list. Here it goes to connect to it and says it is checking windows update. Finally saying no driver found and to go to manufacturers website. Clicking OK allows you to browse to the driver directly where the above exe files dumped all their files. It still does not work……Any help much appreciated. Neil

Richard 4 May 2014 at 8:30 pm

Is there a Win7 64bit driver for Epson Stylus Photo R300?

M P Townshend 21 February 2015 at 4:51 pm

I wish to use a Shinko SP-300 series Printer with Windows 7. Is it possible to update from Windows XP or can a new Driver be downloaded?

Sam Hughes 27 February 2015 at 12:36 pm

Hi – thanks for getting in touch.

You can find the Windows 7 driver for the Shinko SP-300 here: – scroll to the bottom of the page for the link.

Let us know if you need any more help.



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