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Old 06-01-2009, 03:00 PM
Jason Dunn
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Default Artifical Resolution Requirements = Headaches

The screenshot above is from my attempt to install the HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP on my HP Mini 1000 running Windows 7. This is an issue I've written about before, but it continues to give me headaches. Why exactly does a printer driverrequire a screen resolution of 1024 x 768? There's no good reason for it, but because HP hard-coded their installer to require this minimum resolution, it's virtually impossible for any netbook owner to get it installed. I managed to get it installed on one of my other netbooks that had 1024 x 600 resolution, but that was only after spending some time fiddling with the compatibility settings. When are the developers who code this stuff going to get on board with the popularity of netbooks? The train has left the station, and it's all aboard for netbooks - companies making drivers and software need to keep this in mind.

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