new konica-minolta printer magicolor 4650, with lots of printerdrivers (win 7)

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c++ newbie!

Hello,

I bought a new konica-minolta printer: Magicolor 4650 DN. It comes
with lots of printer drivers. I use Windows 7 64 bit. I think the
printer installed itself when I plugged it into the network router
(linksys). Windows 7 found the printer and I added the printer and it
seem to work, including settings / properties for duplex / grayscale /
color / page layout / number of pages per sheet etc.

Question: This printer should support a lot of things and when I want
to download software from the Konica minolta driver webpage, there are
lots of things to download. Some of these have something to do with
"ppd, pcl, xps" etc... I don't know what these things mean.

Here are some of the directory names I downloaded:

KMPPD64PSMINIwin…
MC4650MONOwinx64
MC4650PCL6Winx64
MC4650PPDWin
MC4650PSWinx64
MC4650XPSMINIVista
MC4650XPSVistax64
UPDPCL6Winx64
UPDPSWinx64

Should I install all of these ? Why ? What extra will they give me ? I
assume Vista-drivers are the same as Windows 7-drivers, right?

Please clarify. I guess the printer would be capable of doing
something more if I install these things - why else are they possible
to download?

Please help a newbie - full instructions/explanations would be nice...
 

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c++ newbie!

Oops, found a Minolta-support group too, which I think should have a
copy and I hope the answer is on-topic in both groups?

If not, please tell me and I'll go the right place for help...


On 23 Dec., 15:49, "c++ newbie!" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I bought a new konica-minolta printer: Magicolor 4650 DN. It comes
> with lots of printer drivers. I use Windows 7 64 bit. I think the
> printer installed itself when I plugged it into the network router
> (linksys). Windows 7 found the printer and I added the printer and it
> seem to work, including settings / properties for duplex / grayscale /
> color / page layout / number of pages per sheet etc.
>
> Question: This printer should support a lot of things and when I want
> to download software from the Konica minolta driver webpage, there are
> lots of things to download. Some of these have something to do with
> "ppd, pcl, xps" etc... I don't know what these things mean.
>
> Here are some of the directory names I downloaded:
>
> KMPPD64PSMINIwin…
> MC4650MONOwinx64
> MC4650PCL6Winx64
> MC4650PPDWin
> MC4650PSWinx64
> MC4650XPSMINIVista
> MC4650XPSVistax64
> UPDPCL6Winx64
> UPDPSWinx64
>
> Should I install all of these ? Why ? What extra will they give me ? I
> assume Vista-drivers are the same as Windows 7-drivers, right?
>
> Please clarify. I guess the printer would be capable of doing
> something more if I install these things - why else are they possible
> to download?
>
> Please help a newbie - full instructions/explanations would be nice...
 

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Ken Blake, MVP

Re: new konica-minolta printer magicolor 4650, with lots of printer drivers (win 7)

On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 06:49:15 -0800 (PST), "c++ newbie!"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I bought a new konica-minolta printer: Magicolor 4650 DN. It comes
> with lots of printer drivers. I use Windows 7 64 bit. I think the
> printer installed itself when I plugged it into the network router
> (linksys). Windows 7 found the printer and I added the printer and it
> seem to work, including settings / properties for duplex / grayscale /
> color / page layout / number of pages per sheet etc.
>
> Question: This printer should support a lot of things and when I want
> to download software from the Konica minolta driver webpage, there are
> lots of things to download. Some of these have something to do with
> "ppd, pcl, xps" etc... I don't know what these things mean.
>
> Here are some of the directory names I downloaded:
>
> KMPPD64PSMINIwin…
> MC4650MONOwinx64
> MC4650PCL6Winx64
> MC4650PPDWin
> MC4650PSWinx64
> MC4650XPSMINIVista
> MC4650XPSVistax64
> UPDPCL6Winx64
> UPDPSWinx64
>
> Should I install all of these ?


No. You should install only the drivers for the version of Windows you
run--Windows 7 64 bit.


> Why ? What extra will they give me ? I
> assume Vista-drivers are the same as Windows 7-drivers, right?



No, wrong. In some cases, when Windows 7 drivers don't exist, you
*can* use the Windows Vista drivers, but in other cases you can not.


> Please clarify. I guess the printer would be capable of doing
> something more if I install these things - why else are they possible
> to download?


They are possible to download because different people need different
drivers.

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
Please Reply to the Newsgroup
 

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c++ newbie!

On 23 Dec., 18:32, "Ken Blake, MVP" <[email protected]>
wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 06:49:15 -0800 (PST), "c++ newbie!"
>
>
>
> <[email protected]> wrote:

> > Hello,
>

> > I bought a new konica-minolta printer: Magicolor 4650 DN. It comes
> > with lots of printer drivers. I use Windows 7 64 bit. I think the
> > printer installed itself when I plugged it into the network router
> > (linksys). Windows 7 found the printer and I added the printer and it
> > seem to work, including settings / properties for duplex / grayscale /
> > color / page layout / number of pages per sheet etc.
>

> > Question: This printer should support a lot of things and when I want
> > to download software from the Konica minolta driver webpage, there are
> > lots of things to download. Some of these have something to do with
> > "ppd, pcl, xps" etc... I don't know what these things mean.
>

> > Here are some of the directory names I downloaded:
>

> > KMPPD64PSMINIwin…
> > MC4650MONOwinx64
> > MC4650PCL6Winx64
> > MC4650PPDWin
> > MC4650PSWinx64
> > MC4650XPSMINIVista
> > MC4650XPSVistax64
> > UPDPCL6Winx64
> > UPDPSWinx64
>

> > Should I install all of these ?
>
> No. You should install only the drivers for the version of Windows you
> run--Windows 7 64 bit.

FYI: They're all for Windows 7 64 bit, that's why I downloaded them.

> > Why ? What extra will they give me ? I
> > assume Vista-drivers are the same as Windows 7-drivers, right?
>
> No, wrong. In some cases, when Windows 7 drivers don't exist, you
> *can* use the Windows Vista drivers, but in other cases you can not.

But the drivers (directories) I mentioned are all supposed to work on
my system so you haven't really anwered anything at all.

> > Please clarify. I guess the printer would be capable of doing
> > something more if I install these things - why else are they possible
> > to download?
>
> They are possible to download because different people need different
> drivers.

What an answer!

Let me guess: You don't happen to know anything about ppd, pcl, xps
etc, like I asked about?
 

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Ken Blake, MVP

Re: new konica-minolta printer magicolor 4650, with lots of printer drivers (win 7)

On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 14:46:10 -0800 (PST), "c++ newbie!"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> On 23 Dec., 18:32, "Ken Blake, MVP" <[email protected]>
> wrote:

> > On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 06:49:15 -0800 (PST), "c++ newbie!"
> >
> >
> >
> > <[email protected]> wrote:

> > > Hello,
> >

> > > I bought a new konica-minolta printer: Magicolor 4650 DN. It comes
> > > with lots of printer drivers. I use Windows 7 64 bit. I think the
> > > printer installed itself when I plugged it into the network router
> > > (linksys). Windows 7 found the printer and I added the printer and it
> > > seem to work, including settings / properties for duplex / grayscale /
> > > color / page layout / number of pages per sheet etc.
> >

> > > Question: This printer should support a lot of things and when I want
> > > to download software from the Konica minolta driver webpage, there are
> > > lots of things to download. Some of these have something to do with
> > > "ppd, pcl, xps" etc... I don't know what these things mean.
> >

> > > Here are some of the directory names I downloaded:
> >

> > > KMPPD64PSMINIwin…
> > > MC4650MONOwinx64
> > > MC4650PCL6Winx64
> > > MC4650PPDWin
> > > MC4650PSWinx64
> > > MC4650XPSMINIVista
> > > MC4650XPSVistax64
> > > UPDPCL6Winx64
> > > UPDPSWinx64
> >

> > > Should I install all of these ?
> >
> > No. You should install only the drivers for the version of Windows you
> > run--Windows 7 64 bit.
>
> FYI: They're all for Windows 7 64 bit, that's why I downloaded them.
>

> > > Why ? What extra will they give me ? I
> > > assume Vista-drivers are the same as Windows 7-drivers, right?
> >
> > No, wrong. In some cases, when Windows 7 drivers don't exist, you
> > *can* use the Windows Vista drivers, but in other cases you can not.
>
> But the drivers (directories) I mentioned are all supposed to work on
> my system so you haven't really anwered anything at all.
>

> > > Please clarify. I guess the printer would be capable of doing
> > > something more if I install these things - why else are they possible
> > > to download?
> >
> > They are possible to download because different people need different
> > drivers.
>
> What an answer!
>
> Let me guess: You don't happen to know anything about ppd, pcl, xps
> etc, like I asked about?


I was going to reply to you with more info until I read that line.
Have it your way. You're not interested in what I have to say, and
you've convinced me that I'm not interested in trying to help you

Good luck!

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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c++ newbie!

On 24 Dec., 01:59, "Ken Blake, MVP" <[email protected]>
wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 14:46:10 -0800 (PST), "c++ newbie!"

> > Let me guess: You don't happen to know anything about ppd, pcl, xps
> > etc, like I asked about?
>
> I was going to reply to you with more info until I read that line.
> Have it your way. You're not interested in what I have to say, and
> you've convinced me that I'm not interested in trying to help you
>
> Good luck!

If you don't have anything to say, then I'm definitely not interested
in hearing what you "have to say". At least nothing you wrote helped
me anything.
 

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Chuck

Re: new konica-minolta printer magicolor 4650, with lots of printer drivers (win 7)

ppd, pcl, xps
PCL stands for "Printer Control Language"
You can easily search the internet for the other two.
Basically, You only install drivers appropriate to your OPS system. Others
can be present, and indeed, if you are going to share a printer with other
P/C's running a different version of the ops system, perhaps they should be
available for download to those other systems.

Since you signed in using C++newbie, and then went off in a tizzy, it's
doubtful that you will get much further help here. Don't irritate the grey
beards, or they will just ignore you. Life is too short.

"c++ newbie!" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> On 24 Dec., 01:59, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kbl[email protected]>
> wrote:

>> On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 14:46:10 -0800 (PST), "c++ newbie!"

>> > Let me guess: You don't happen to know anything about ppd, pcl, xps
>> > etc, like I asked about?
>>
>> I was going to reply to you with more info until I read that line.
>> Have it your way. You're not interested in what I have to say, and
>> you've convinced me that I'm not interested in trying to help you
>>
>> Good luck!
>
> If you don't have anything to say, then I'm definitely not interested
> in hearing what you "have to say". At least nothing you wrote helped
> me anything.
 

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