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Where can I get a generic postscript driver for W7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Al Dykes, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    I need a generic postscript printer driver for W7. I've always used
    the basic Apple printer under older versions of Windows and never
    needed to have a driver disk. My W7 doesn't list any Apple printers
    under Add A Printer.

    What driver do I download ?

    Thanks.

    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  2. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:22:17 -0400, Al Dykes wrote:

    > I need a generic postscript printer driver for W7. I've always used the
    > basic Apple printer under older versions of Windows and never needed to
    > have a driver disk. My W7 doesn't list any Apple printers under Add A
    > Printer.
    >
    > What driver do I download ?
    >
    > Thanks.


    Have you tried Adobe? After all, PostScipt is theirs.
     
  3. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:i8dnj9$72i$1@panix1.panix.com...
    >I need a generic postscript printer driver for W7. I've always used
    > the basic Apple printer under older versions of Windows and never
    > needed to have a driver disk. My W7 doesn't list any Apple printers
    > under Add A Printer.
    >
    > What driver do I download ?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > Al Dykes
    > News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is
    > advertising.
    > - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
    >


    Go to Printers and Devices, click on "Add a printer" at the top of the page.
    Select "Local printer" then "Use an existing port" then click Next. When the
    "Install the printer driver" window comes up, click on "Windows Update" near
    the bottom. It may take two or three minutes to finish, depending on your
    connection. Scroll down to "Generic" in the left pane, then pick one of the
    "PS" drivers from the right pane (such as '35PPM PS). If the first one you
    pick doesn't work properly, try another one, going through the same process.

    If the printer already shows in Printers and Devices, then highlight it and
    pick "Print server properties" at the top of the page. Go to the Drivers
    tab, then click Add.. at the bottom of the page. Then click Next, Next, then
    "Windows Update" and follow the same procedure as before.
    You can also remove any driver(s) that didn't work from the Drivers tab
    using this method.
    --
    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.
     
  4. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 05 Oct 2010, "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in alt.windows7.general:

    > Go to Printers and Devices, click on "Add a printer" at the top of
    > the page. Select "Local printer" then "Use an existing port" then
    > click Next. When the "Install the printer driver" window comes up,
    > click on "Windows Update" near the bottom. It may take two or
    > three minutes to finish, depending on your connection. Scroll down
    > to "Generic" in the left pane, then pick one of the "PS" drivers
    > from the right pane (such as '35PPM PS). If the first one you pick
    > doesn't work properly, try another one, going through the same
    > process.


    I'm not presented with any printers by those names. In the Generic
    Printer category, my only choices are:

    Color Laser Printer 55 PS3
    Color Laser Printer 56 PS3
    Color Laser Printer 57 PS3
    Color Laser Prt 39 Black Only
    Color Laser Prt 40 Black Only
     
  5. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9E08727C6E078nilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 05 Oct 2010, "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Go to Printers and Devices, click on "Add a printer" at the top of
    >> the page. Select "Local printer" then "Use an existing port" then
    >> click Next. When the "Install the printer driver" window comes up,
    >> click on "Windows Update" near the bottom. It may take two or
    >> three minutes to finish, depending on your connection. Scroll down
    >> to "Generic" in the left pane, then pick one of the "PS" drivers
    >> from the right pane (such as '35PPM PS). If the first one you pick
    >> doesn't work properly, try another one, going through the same
    >> process.

    >
    > I'm not presented with any printers by those names. In the Generic
    > Printer category, my only choices are:
    >
    > Color Laser Printer 55 PS3
    > Color Laser Printer 56 PS3
    > Color Laser Printer 57 PS3
    > Color Laser Prt 39 Black Only
    > Color Laser Prt 40 Black Only


    Did you click on Windows Update? Look in the Generic section, not the
    Generic Printers section.
    --
    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.
     
  6. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 05 Oct 2010, "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in alt.windows7.general:

    > Did you click on Windows Update? Look in the Generic section, not
    > the Generic Printers section.


    Yes, I was looking in Generic Printers. Now I see them... 35PPM PS -
    that one might work for him.
     

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