That's what really annoys me, Dwayne; the solutions to all these incompatibility problems are out there, but it takes tons of time, money and know-how to pull it all together. It's easier to just get all new stuff every five years or so. But they know that, don't they!!
Mac OS X always worked fine for me after upgrades. You plugged things in and they suddenly worked. But now even Apple has joined the ranks when they brought out the last upgrade "Snow Leopard". Lots of problems with printers and software. My Canon MP760 multifunction still has periodic scanning problems, even though I've installed new drivers (Mac people used to not have to install drivers). Lots of manufacturers were caught flatflooted.
Well I swore I would never leave XP.. but I bought a new computer after Thanksgiving because I couldn't pass up the deal. It came loaded with Windows 7.. My youngest daughter's computer came with Vista and I swear to myself every time I touch the Vista machine because of the problems Dwayne and Gary mention. (something is always broken or is not compatible) I dreaded firing up the Win 7 machine but it has been an absolute dream. It ported EVERYTHING to from the old machine to the new one without an issue (I had to manually reinstall the programs but it transferred all the setting for them and told me which programs needed to be reinstalled. So far I have not found one issue with my Windows 7 box (and I am a computer geek) ... so to say I am happily surprised would be an understatement.
Thanks Gary, I finally found it. It was a Lexmark Z705. I haven't found the one for the Cannon Scanner FB620U yet. It is old, but I hate to junk it. I may look some more tonight.
Jim, thanks for the report about Windows 7! I wish I would've waited a few months before I bought the laptop. Then I replaced my XP Desk Top (hardware failure) with a refurb that came with Vista. It has taken a while to get things working with it. I hope Santa brings me a Windows 7 Family Pack.
Rick, Yep, they know what they are doing it seems.
Dave, your Canon did a great job with the Oasis Cruise Compasses.