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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HP Solution Center doesn't work in Windows 7

That's the only bad news after a flawless upgrade of a virtualized instance of Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 to Windows 7 Ultimate. The solution center refuses to start claiming that the device is not correctly set up.

I just checked HP website to see if HP Solution Center was available for HP OfficeJet 6500 on Windows 7 and, unfortunately, just a laconic one megabyte USERHPNDU_2017.exe file is present.

Users on HP Website report that reinstalling the Vista software on Windows 7 running setup.exe in Vista compatibility mode should suffice. I'll report on it. Meanwhile I tried to run the already installed software setting the appropriate compatibility flags but it keeps on complaining about an incomplete configuration.

Luckily, that's just a testing Virtual Machine. I wouldn't like to pay-so-much for a Windows upgrade just to discover, once more, that some of my hardware is not compatible.

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