Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:52 UTC
Windows Heck, Microsoft really weren't kidding when they said Windows 7 was the fastest-selling operating system in the world. NetApplications released its figures for January 2010, and it seems that after only three months of availability, Microsoft's latest baby has already hit the 10% market share mark.
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RE[3]: Why is this a supprise?
by nt_jerkface on Thu 4th Feb 2010 04:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why is this a supprise?"
nt_jerkface
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Ok Specific. Me and gonefishing tried to setup a printer on Vista the other day. HP Laserjet P4015N.

It was a pain to setup. Vista kept on crashing. Spooling was taking an age! Vista would not work with the vista driver supported.

About to give up and downloaded another Vista driver from HP. Now after 15minutes of install this driver finally it worked!

Why did it not work with the other driver? Why everytime we restarted the print spooler to empty the que did vista freeze up and have to hit the reset button? Why did it take 15 minutes to install a driver that was 15 meg?

You tell me if this is acceptable performance!


Why is this the fault of Vista and not HP? I always try to download and install the driver directly first before messing with any wizards. In fact when installing a printer with Vista or 7 you should always just plug in the usb cable first to see if Windows recognizes it. I've installed over a dozen printers in Vista so I really don't think the problem is its printer management system. It sounds like you loaded some HP crapware that didn't run properly. Some of the worst install wizards I have ever used were from HP. D-link is pretty bad too. Oh and don't get me started on the crap that Sony comes up with.

Edited 2010-02-04 04:32 UTC

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