Seven Drivers

(Technical post. Normal people: Don’t even bother reading this.)

The title is a bit ambiguous but I’m talking about the hardware drivers in Microsoft Windows 7. Yeahh. No more googling for drivers, I’m serious.

I already told you about Win7 and my network card. If you don’t remember, Windows 7 detected my network card and installed the driver immediately. As opposed to XP where I had to look for drivers.

So, the same thing happened with my printer today. But that’s not all.

I have a HP Printer hooked up to a Windows 7 32bit computer. But my own computer is 7 x64. Yeah, crap.

I thought about loading the 64-bit driver on the 32-bit machine so that my 64-bit computer would work with the shared printer. But Windows pointed me back to Google again.. sighs.

So, I share the printer anyways and I go back to my 64-bit computer expecting errors. I connect and BAM. It’s done.

So Windows 7 has finally fixed that problem with differences in OS Architectures. Yeah, another step to Unix-level awesomeness.

Now, I just need to figure out how to work network scanners..


4 CommentsAdd one

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:59:29 GMT

Yeah, and you’re posting from a Verizon Fios IP address while I’m on Charter. :)

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:53:49 GMT

Allan.. that’s not even my IP. -_-

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:13:06 GMT

I love Firefox!!! This totally isn’t roger posting with allen’s name

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 03:15:20 GMT

i sort of understood that :)
so that means i’m not technical or normal. i’m somewhere in between.

and since this a technical post, is there an explanation for why i have 3977 views on my counter when i only had like 797 this morning..?

i mean, i know i’m popular [LOL] but i’m not THAT popular.
just kidding. (:

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