Thanks for the listing of compatability printers with windows 8. I see my P713W on the list as yes...supported.
However, whne I go to the drivers for my Dell P713W printer, all I see is up to windows 7. I'm looking for Windows 8 Pro 64 bit.
I did download the windows 7 64bit, but in trying to load the driver comes back saying not compatible (the driver) with this operating system!
Any ideas on how to fix?
Dell is working to release the Windows 8 driver for Dell P713w All In One Photo Printer. I’d advise that you download the windows 7 driver in the meanwhile on your computer from the link below. Right click on the driver and click on properties. Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select Windows 8 operating system from the drop down. Click on ‘Apply’ and click ‘OK’ and run the file to install it.
Please let me know if this helps.
So, Dell is "working to release the Windows 8 driver for Dell P713w", you say. And yet, your post is dated 5 Nov 2012. Well, here it is Feb 2014 and funny I don't see that Windows 8 driver listed. I think we've been DUMPED by Dell. And btw, I tried downloading and installing the Windows 7 driver and running in compatibility mode. It doesn't work. Oh, the software claims it installs successfully. However, the printer won't actually work.
Looks like I'll have to scrap this Dell printer I've had less than 6 months and purchase a printer that actually works with Windows 8. Care to guess which brand printer I will NOT consider?
There is no guarantee this will work or not.
First run Delete Print Jobs to remove any stuck print job in the queue.
Disconnect the printer.
Hit the Windows key and the x keys at the same time, programs and features, your printer, uninstall
Restart your computer. Make sure the printer is removed. Manual Printer Driver Removal
Download the Vista 32-bit drivers for Windows 8 32-bit or the Vista 64-bit drivers for Windows 8 64-bit. Install the Vista drivers in the Vista Compatibility mode You'll get a message, the printer is not connected. Connect the printer at this time(powered on).
Links to the drivers can be found at...
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Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks
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