Sorry, I wasn't clear In Devices and Printers, click on the Add Printer on the toolbar, This will bring up a list of all printers compatible with Windows 7. If yours is no in the list, extract the files you downloaded and select the .inf .file.
If you go to your local Tech dealer (Future Shop, Best Buy, Staples, etc) you should be able to work out a deal to "rent" a compatible printer, or of course you could always "steal" one from a friend.
It is very unfortunate that the company won't be releasing drivers until that time period.
I have tried everything that has been suggested and have still not been able to install the printer. I think it is disgusting that Microsoft issue a product on a new laptop that is not compatable with existing hardware. We don't all have their money to be able to go out and buy a new printer just for 7 or so month's. I also blame Konica Minolta that they are not releasing a driver until the middle of 2010. The small man against the big company again. What can we do. It will certainly make me think about what to buy when I have to replace my printer when it gives up the will to live.