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HP Laserjet,Color Laserjet 1100A Supplementary Manual

Hp laserjet,color laserjet 1100a: supplementary guide.
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Date Written/Updated: 01-Feb-2007/02-May-2007
Document Summary
Compare the print driver features between Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
Explain that the Vista drivers are based on the HP Universal Print Driver.
Windows XP and Vista are nearly identical
With the release of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, the HP print driver structure is
uniform and nearly identical to the Windows XP driver structure. The following comparison of
Device Settings and driver tabs illustrates similarities and differences between operating systems.
Keys to the Vista print drivers
The HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) is the primary building block of the HP drivers built into
Windows Vista. When using Add a printer in Vista, most HP printing devices are installed with a
print driver that is built around the UPD.
What does this mean?
The UPD uses a query method to install a permanent instance of a driver. When a
printing device is added, the reality is that the UPD has added a permanent instance
Print Comparison –
XP vs. Vista
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  • Page 1: Microsoft Windows

    Keys to the Vista print drivers The HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) is the primary building block of the HP drivers built into Windows Vista. When using Add a printer in Vista, most HP printing devices are installed with a print driver that is built around the UPD.

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    The only difference is the appearance of the checkbox that identifies the operating system. Where can I get a print driver? HP web site: Posts new drivers by product for each driver release. Go to • Software and Driver Downloads for either the UPD or product-specific drivers.

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    The following screen shots might vary depending on the product used. These screen shots are intended to show you the similarities between Vista and XP. Device Settings Windows XP Using HP UPD v2.0 Differences: Installable Options Features Installable Options Accessory Output Bin...

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    General Windows XP Windows Vista Using HP UPD v2.0 UPD-based driver in Vista (Traditional mode) Using a product-specific driver What is behind the Options tab? This is the Options tab in the Windows XP Print dialog box. Page 4 of 13...

  • Page 5: Advanced Tab

    Advanced tab Windows XP Using HP UPD v2.0 Differences: Printer Features Document Options Printer Features Edge-To-Edge Alternative Letterhead Mode Print All Text as Black Send True Type as Bitmap Graphics Mode Device Render Type UPD-based driver in Vista (Traditional mode)

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    Printing Shortcuts tab This tab exists only in the Windows Vista product-specific driver. Page 6 of 13 white paper...

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    Paper/Quality tab Windows XP Using HP UPD v2.0 Differences Print Quality: The UPD/UPD-based drivers have different selections available from • the product-specific drivers. o UPD/UPD-based: Resolution settings of 600 dpi and 300 dpi. o Product-specific: Economode check box. • The product-specific driver in Vista does not have Print Task Quick Sets because those settings reside on the Printing Shortcuts tab.

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    Effects tab Windows XP Windows Vista Using HP UPD v2.0 UPD-based driver in Vista (Traditional mode) Using a product-specific driver Difference The product-specific driver in Vista does not have Print Task Quick Sets because those settings reside on the Printing Shortcuts tab.

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    Finishing tab Windows XP Windows Vista Using HP UPD v2.0 UPD-based driver in Vista (Traditional mode) Using a product-specific driver Difference The product-specific driver in Vista does not have Print Task Quick Sets because those settings reside on the Printing Shortcuts tab.

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    Output tab Windows XP Using HP UPD v2.0 Differences • There is no Output tab for the UPD-based driver in Vista. The product-specific driver in Vista does not have Print Task Quick Sets because • those settings reside on the Printing Shortcuts tab.

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    Job Storage tab Windows XP Windows Vista Using HP UPD v2.0 UPD-based driver in Vista (Traditional mode) Using a product-specific driver Difference The product-specific driver in Vista does not have Print Task Quick Sets because those settings reside on the Printing Shortcuts tab.

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    Services tab Windows XP Using HP UPD v2.0 Not Applicable Difference The Vista product-specific driver has a Device Services section. • The product-specific driver in XP does not have a Services tab. • UPD-based driver in Vista (Traditional mode) Using a product-specific driver...

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    Vista does not support these HP LaserJet devices • This table does not include InkJet-technology devices. Monochrome HP LaserJet • HP LaserJet Plus • HP LaserJet 500 Plus • HP LaserJet 3100 AiO • • HP LaserJet 3150 AiO •...

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