Windows 7 and the Lexmark Z715 Printer
This weekend I installed Win 7 on the home computer. I don’t use it much these days but it is the normal computer for the wife and kids. It has been running XP for years. Time for the upgrade, I think.
All has gone smoothly so far except for installing the printer. We have a Lexmark Z715 printer and Win 7 didn’t recognize it immediately. After some searching I found a solution that worked. Figured I would share it just in case anyone else has issues.
It doesn’t look like Lexmark has a Win7 driver for this printer but that’s not really a problem. Since Win7 is built on Vista (and has its driver model) most Vista drivers should work fine for Win7. You can find the Vista driver for the printer here. I installed it and it worked fine.