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If I take a Windows 7 Lenovo laptop then will a Windows 8 printer (or any more advanced version printer) work with it?
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No printer I know of runs Windows... maybe you want to rephrase your question

Check the manufacturers website to see if the drivers are compatible with Win7.
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(Original post by Aaradhana)
If I take a Windows 7 Lenovo laptop then will a Windows 8 printer (or any more advanced version printer) work with it?
Firstly, this is an academic ICT/Computing thread and not a tech support thread, and secondly there is no such thing as a Windows 8 Printer. I can't imagine any printer on the market right now doesn't have Windows 7 drivers, so you will be fine.
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No printer I know of runs Windows... maybe you want to rephrase your question

Check the manufacturers website to see if the drivers are compatible with Win7.
(Original post by Damask-)
Firstly, this is an academic ICT/Computing thread and not a tech support thread, and secondly there is no such thing as a Windows 8 Printer. I can't imagine any printer on the market right now doesn't have Windows 7 drivers, so you will be fine.
What the OP means is that when a new OS is released, all new printers and hardware produced after this date cease to have the old OS logo on the front of the boxes. Printers produced after the release of Windows 8 have the designed for/compatible with Windows 8 logo on the front their boxes. OP, if you look on the back of the boxes and the manufacturers' websites, they will say compatible with Windows 7 as well. It's just marketing to show the newness of new printer models.
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What the OP means is that when a new OS is released, all new printers and hardware produced after this date cease to have the old OS logo on the front of the boxes. Printers produced after the release of Windows 8 have the designed for/compatible with Windows 8 logo on the front their boxes. OP, if you look on the back of the boxes and the manufacturers' websites, they will say compatible with Windows 7 as well. It's just marketing to show the newness of new printer models.
Both of us obviously realised what they meant and gave a satisfactory solution.
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What the OP means is that when a new OS is released, all new printers and hardware produced after this date cease to have the old OS logo on the front of the boxes. Printers produced after the release of Windows 8 have the designed for/compatible with Windows 8 logo on the front their boxes. OP, if you look on the back of the boxes and the manufacturers' websites, they will say compatible with Windows 7 as well. It's just marketing to show the newness of new printer models.
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No printer I know of runs Windows... maybe you want to rephrase your question

Check the manufacturers website to see if the drivers are compatible with Win7.
(Original post by Damask-)
Firstly, this is an academic ICT/Computing thread and not a tech support thread, and secondly there is no such thing as a Windows 8 Printer. I can't imagine any printer on the market right now doesn't have Windows 7 drivers, so you will be fine.
Got it... thanks!
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