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Many Dell, HP printers, MFPs incompatible with Windows RT

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    Many Dell, HP printers, MFPs incompatible with Windows RT

    Hewlett-Packard and Dell have published compatibility lists of printers and multifunction devices for the upcoming Windows 8 and RT tablet OSes, with a large number of models listed as bring incompatible with Windows RT.

    Microsoft earlier this year warned that some older printers will not work with Windows 8 and RT, which is the software maker's first OS for ARM processors. While a majority of printers don't support RT, the compatibility lists reveal wider support for the Windows 8 OS, which is the successor to Windows 7 and written for x86 processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices.

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    I wonder if RT will support XPS? If so, one could "print" the file in XPS format and sneakernet or copy it another system. Convoluted, maybe, but easier than running out to buy a new printer jost for RT compatibiltiy.
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    Silver lining here, Windows RT supports more printer than ios or android.

    Seems like this will be a vista type issue of lacking device the initial start...
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Many Dell, HP printers, MFPs incompatible with Windows RT

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