Archive for May 22nd, 2011
Someone recently asked me about setting up a Dell A940 printer for them on Windows 7.
After seeing that the Windows 7 Compatibility Center lists it as “Not Compatible” for both 32-bit and 64-bit, I wasn’t optimistic that it was going to work at all.
After plugging it in, Windows 7 identified the scanner function but didn’t want to have anything to do with the printer functions of the device.
After some searching, I found a post on the Dell community forums. It says that there are Windows Vista drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit, which work fine on Windows 7 and fully enable both the scanner and printer functions.
Here’s direct download links for anyone who is looking:
This strikes me as a little curious because Windows Vista and Windows 7 are based on similar driver architecture, and the device should be listed as supported. But, even though it’s not, the above drivers seem to work fine.