Thanks for your prompt reply and instructions, which i followed faithfully---three times. I purged and patched the machine, I redid Java, I checked on .net framework, I downloaded and installed R153047, and each time the installation failed. The print status window interface "has stopped working," as has the AIOC.
This gives me a printer but not a scanner, copier, or fax.
By the way, I have not yet put Windows 7 RC on the computer; I wanted to make sure the Vista driver (only one was listed) actually worked with the Vista OS before I started changing or adding operating systems.
Any further suggestions? I really hate to replace the printer.
Regards from California to Pennsylvania (I remember Lancaster),