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I have a 4400 Dimension, 11 yrs old, has been a terrific computer, still runs well, but want more memory and larger hard drive. Am looking at Inspiron 660s. Would I be able to hook up my printer (5 yrs old HP), monitor ICpower (5yrs old) and speakers that came with the 4400, to the new computer? I don't know where to ask this.

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RE: older printer and monitor will hook up with W-7?

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Older printers especially will likely NOT HAVE ANY Drivers for Windows 7 and therefore will not work.

Older monitors that are Analog may also have issues.

Since Neither product is a Dell Product there wouldn't be support here for those items.


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Thank you, wish it had been yes!!! lol! I do have the installation discs that came with the printer and monitor, does that make a difference? I am on the low low level of computer knowledge! Thanks

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Check the HP web site for drivers for your printer model. You might luck out and find a driver for your model that works with Win 7. emoticon.Idea.title

The basic Inspiron 660s has integrated graphics and a VGA port built in so if your monitor connects via VGA now, it should work with the the 660s too.

If you choose an upgraded 660s system with an optional add-in video card, just make sure the add-in card you pick has a VGA port or a DVI-i port. An inexpensive adaptor will allow you to connect a VGA monitor to a DVI-i port (but not to a DVI-d port).

Happy shopping!

Ron

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8 Xenon

RE: older printer and monitor will hook up with W-7?

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Older printers especially will likely NOT HAVE ANY Drivers for Windows 7 and therefore will not work.

Older monitors that are Analog may also have issues.

Since Neither product is a Dell Product there wouldn't be support here for those items.


Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues
here

I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.

The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating
Contact USA Technical Support






Get Support on Twitter @DellCaresPro

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RE: older printer and monitor will hook up with W-7?

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Thank you, wish it had been yes!!! lol! I do have the installation discs that came with the printer and monitor, does that make a difference? I am on the low low level of computer knowledge! Thanks

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RE: older printer and monitor will hook up with W-7?

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Check the HP web site for drivers for your printer model. You might luck out and find a driver for your model that works with Win 7. emoticon.Idea.title

The basic Inspiron 660s has integrated graphics and a VGA port built in so if your monitor connects via VGA now, it should work with the the 660s too.

If you choose an upgraded 660s system with an optional add-in video card, just make sure the add-in card you pick has a VGA port or a DVI-i port. An inexpensive adaptor will allow you to connect a VGA monitor to a DVI-i port (but not to a DVI-d port).

Happy shopping!

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I'm not a Dell employee

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