|Adding a network printer in windows vista
||[Jul. 10th, 2008|04:43 pm]
Adding a network printer in windows vista is a stupefying experience.|
First the add printer wizard asks whether you want to add a local or network printer. Amazingly, you have to choose local, then create a new "local" port, which is actually the IP address of your printer.
You then have to choose the appropriate printer driver from a window that has two panes, make and model. Inexplicably, this window is tiny, so it only shows about 4 printers at a time and it IS NOT RESIZABLE. So if you're adding, say, an HP printer, you have to slowly scroll through the list of about 700 similarly-named printer models looking for the one you have. Then finally realize that they didn't include any drivers for printers that were made in the last 5 years, so you have to go to the manufacturers web site and re-download them manually anyway.
The thing is, this process is *exactly the same as in windows xp*. In other words, it *still* blows goats, as it has for many years now. No improvement whatsoever.