(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..