I came across my old ‘HP photosmart 1218’ inkjet printer this afternoon.
Well, I knew it was in the garage; and I knew it was time to clean the mirrors on my HP LaserJet 2605 again; and I knew I really couldn’t be bothered to go through that rigmarole again; and I knew buying fresh inkjet cartridges would be about 1/4 the cost of buying 4 fresh laser toner cartridges; and I knew…
Well, you get the picture. I hauled out the old inkjet and plugged it in.
Lights came on and it made some noises. But Windows 7 didn’t like it.
It dawned on me why the inkjet was sitting in my garage: Windows 7 doesn’t include drivers for it (and I couldn’t bring myself, all those years ago, to throw out what I knew to be a perfectly good quality printer just because some software stopped it from working in the modern era).
So, I set about trying to find out if it could be made to work (or fool Windows 7 into using it). Sure enough…
Read the step-by-step instructions of how I got my 1218 working again by clicking HERE.