But things turned out that way so here's how I got things up and running.
You'll probably get one of these problems when you try installing an old printer that doesn't have official Windows 7 driver software:
- Windows says driver failed to install or something to that effect.
- The driver installation program gave an error during installation (with or without compatibility mode enabled).
- Windows says "The printer driver is not compatible with a policy enabled on your computer that blocks NT 4.0 drivers" when you try to add the printer as a shared network printer.
|Attempts at installing SRP-270 attached to a Intel InBusiness Print Station fails|
So here's the simple fix for this. This is an abridged version taken from here.
- Run mmc from Run...
- Head to File then Add/Remove Snap-in...
- Add Group Policy Object Editor
- Expand Local computer policy->Computer configuration->Administrative Templates->Printers
- Look for "Disallow installation of printers using kernel-mode drivers" and disable it.
- Reboot so the policy takes effect.
Try installing your printer driver again; it should install without errors.