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Is there a way to 'mimic' another OS from Windows 7 to get a driver / application to install?

Is there a way to 'mimic' another OS from Windows 7 to get a driver / application to install?

I recently bought a HP Officejet 6500, which has the ability scan and fax, besides the default printer functionality.

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Guest [Entry]

"you can try to extract the drivers from the MSI package and force-install the driver via the device manager.

right click the device > update driver software ... > Browse My Computer ... > Let me pick from a list > Have Disk ... > point to the *.inf file you have extracted and ignore any warnings.

before you do that, you may create a drive image of your windows 7 partition, in case something does not go according to your plan."
Guest [Entry]

If you have a .exe file to install the drivers, you can install in xp mode, I did this on an old sony vaio that didn't have a display driver for 7. It worked like a charm