Remember that Win 7 offers you ability to create a virtual machine - this can be an XP build, and then the XP drivers work from there but still share docs from the Win 7 machine if you set it up that way.

I did this for a Toshiba 210C with outboard Fiery - I am a charity and no way can afford to upgrade any time soon so that is one good solution. and the Fiery is brilliant and the Toshiba is pretty good so no real incentive from a performance point of view.

But I do wish that everyone followed the example of HP - drivers for ancient lasers and plotters are available in Win 7 and I am very grateful for that.