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Q: windows vista will not upload drivers for printer

My printer was working when i got it. now it doesnt.when i try to reinstall my photosmart c4180 printer it says internal error 2738 fatal error.Hp support could not help me the printing shop nor the computer shop did anything for me. the drivers cannot be installed from hp.com or the disk. The vista intallation disk was sent to me monday and it has the same results as the website. what is missing from my computer that the drivers wont install? im confused and i run a small business and need my printers. I had adware on my computer but no longer have it would that have killed my drivers permantly? Please help me

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Preferred Solution: windows vista will not upload drivers for printer

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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How come there are no drivers for the HP LaserJet 2600n printer on Windows Vista. If anyone knows how to get around this problem then please let me know.

Thanks.
 

A:Printer Drivers for Windows Vista

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Hi Friends,
am new to Windows vista printer drivers
am supposed to work on that project...so can any body help me in
1. what to read and how to start
2.where to start exactly.

please provide me a path of where to start and what to read .

thanks,
prashu9
 

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Hi,
please help me out in finding the study material regarding windows vista printer drivers.
thanks,
 

A:Can any body provide me some study stuff on windows vista printer drivers

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Uninstalled/reinstalled Lexmark 6170 drivers - still cannot bring printer 'online'. It's connected via USB. Suggestions? Thanks.

A:Vista printer drivers

have printer driver cd with vista driver?

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Hi all,
New to this forum, I have a Dell A960 All In One printer and just installed Windows Vista 64 bit OS and need the 64 bit drivers for my printer. Anyone know where I can get the drivers, was hoping Dell would have these but they do not. I am also hoping I can get the drivers without out of pocket expense.

thanks

Kelley

A:Vista x64 bit drivers for Dell AIO 960 printer

Drivers and Downloads

Windows Vista Compatibility Dell Dell All-in-One Printer A960

The top link is the driver, the second link is the microsoft help site.

The driver is for the 64bit version.

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Hi

Have been trying to download these drivers from Canon's website for the last 3 hours, but they are freezing at 73% each time! Does anyone know where i can get hold of them elsewhere as i've tried Windows update to no avail.

Thanks

A:Canon MP110 Printer Vista 64 drivers

Hi Splosher,

I set up a temporary FTP direct download for you on this sites server for you. Our site supports the Resume Download feature.

The driver download is the same as the one from this link at Canon:
http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0025900.asp?model=


Here is the FTP download link:
*** LINK REMOVED ***

Just let me know when you finished downloading it so I can remove it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Setting up my new Notebook with Vista Home Premium. Epson C60 printer as per Epson instructions for Vista, it says hook up to notebook and automatically download drivers. Did that and it worked and I was printing. And wireless, programs etc. all ok.
But now printer questions and Problem:

1)Can't find Ink Monitor or Print tests or nozzle cleaning or cartridge changing or anything like that on the system and also Epson it is not listed anywhere in the program menu. Are just the basic drivers downloaded?

2) Once I started using my wireless network moving files between my old notebook and my wife's pc and my new notebook, I lost my printing ability. I kept getting a "select a printer" window come up and then when I selected the epson, it would say it was not available on the network. It seemed to want to use a printer on the network. But the Epson is wired in to my laptop by usb cord and was on and connected. In control panel it showed the it as ready and as the default.....but it seemed to want to connect by the Network. How to sort out that confusion?

So, I uninstalled it for now and am wondering whether to install it again as I did before or maybe get a new printer......
Any thoughts? Things have been going so well with the transition, just this and a few small things to sort really....Thanks.
G
 

A:Solved: Vista printer drivers ok but where is the ink monitor etc?

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I gave My Daughter an Epson r300 printer. The drivers were downloaded from Epson to Her HP computer with Vista Home. Suddenly it stopped working and the drivers had to be reinstalled again. This happened several times. Annoying to have to load the drivers each time you need to print something!
Suspect the updating process from MS but not sure. She needs some advice if available how to keep the drivers installed!
Also, is there a way to run XP programs, I believe it is compatability?
Thanks for any info.

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I recently bought two HP computers with Windows Vista Home Premium on them. I have been attempting to uninstall some print drivers to install new versions. I'm unable to do this. I receive an error that the drivers are in use "Failed to remove driver Canon MF6500 Series UFRII LT. The specified printer driver is currently in use". It doesn't matter which print driver I attempt to delete the message is the same. After a couple of hours on the phone with both Canon and HP, we're all stumped as to why I'm unable to delete any these print drivers. I have no problem deleting them from XP, but niether Vista system will allow it. Any help out there?

A:Deleting Printer drivers from Vista system

Hello Tomas,
 
Thanks for your post!
 
Generally, in Windows Vista, it is necessary to delete the printer before removing its driver.
 
Therefore, in Print Management. You may delete the printer Canon MF6500 Series UFRII LT in Custom Filters ? All printers, and then remove its driver in Custom Filters ? All drivers.
Hope it helps.
 
Regards,
Lionel Chen
Microsoft Online Community Support
 

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When I go to upload a document or pictures on to any website it moves really slow, then says "not responding" and the screen goes black for a brief moment. Sometimes my computer will freeze too. I have talked to my laptop manufacturer and they said it has to do with Vista. I called Qwest because I just got wireless service with them and they said to disable firewall and Norton. I did that and it still doesn't work. Can somebody help please? I am trying to upload my homework which is a word document onto my classroom website and it won't let me. Like I said it says "not responding".
 

A:Windows Vista Won't upload files

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I have an HP Pavilion DV2000 Laptop that came with Windows XP. My girlfriend decided she wanted to upgrade to Vista and it was installed in the laptop. About a year later Vista has completely crashed. I tried to do a system recovery with the Vista recovery disk and was unsuccessful. I would like to re-install XP back on the computer but when I do I get a message on the top of the screen that says error loading operating system. What am I doing wrong? Are there drivers that I need to re-install?
 

A:Windows Vista Crashed want to re-upload XP

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Hi

Does anyone know where I can get drivers for this printer Epson R300 Photo Printer. I've looked on the Epson website and for some reason there is no drivers listed under the Vista OS. If someone can tell me where I can download both 32bit and 64bit drivers for Vista that would be great.


This is the link that i've been using but as you will see there are no drivers for Vista listed.

http://www.epson.co.uk/Printers-and-...ainContent.jsp#

Can you please help

Thanks

Wizkid


Thanks,

A:Epson R300 Photo Printer Drivers For Vista

Hi Wizkid,

Here they are. The first one is for both, the Vista x86 and x64.
Cheers...

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We have a Zebra P330i - have downloaded the drivers for Vista from Zebra but they don't seem to work - anbody had them functional? Have approached Zebra but no responses.

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I went to upload Mavis Beacon Typing and it would start the wizard then immediately stop installing and then I would get a blue screen.I printed the info out on the "event". Event name--BlueScreen, OS version-6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3, locale ID-1033. There was additional info with BCC codes and BCP numbers, too. I was hoping somebody would help solve this problem. I can put a music cd in the cd drive and it plays fine. Thanks so much for helping.
 

A:Solved: can't upload cd software-windows vista

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In vista i plugged a printer in and when the searching for drivers window came up i told it not to look ever again.

But now I need it to as part of the install setup software won't let me continue without windows finding it to set up. How can I turn it back on for "this device"? Now when I plug the printer in via usb nothing happens at all.
 

A:Solved: plugged in printer but then clicked for Vista to not search for drivers.

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Hi, I've run the dds files and below are the attach.txt and dds.txt files to see why I'm having this issue. I've been discussing this (and another issue - now fixed) in this forum. They suggested I contact you about the chrome crashing still after running through the suggestions they gave.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526638/audio-ads-on-every-web-page-upload-chrome-crashes/?view=getnewpost
 
Thanks so much!
 
This is attach.txt
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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Install Date: 10/25/2007 10:27:23 AM
System Uptime: 3/9/2014 4:02:07 PM (29 hours ago)
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Motherboard: Dell Inc. |  | 0JX269
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU     T5250  @ 1.50GHz | Microprocessor | 1500/166mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 136 GiB total, 51.716 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 10 GiB total, 5.155 GiB free.
E: is CDROM ()
F: is FIXED (NTFS) - 466 GiB total, 23.275 GiB free.
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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Class GUID: {6bdd1fc5-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Description: Serial Cable using IrDA Protocol
Device ID: ROOT\UNKNOWN\0000
Manufacturer: (Standard Infrared Port)
Name: Serial Cable using IrDA Protocol
PNP Device ID: ROOT\UNKNOWN\0000
Service: irsir
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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==== Inst... Read more

A:Chrome crashes/freezes on upload - Windows Vista

Hello Imberpr I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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Hello there,

My name is Ed.. I have a Widnows XP with my HP Color Laserjet printer connected, which is Share on my Network Workgroup.

I also have new Vista Computer, I've got the Vista connected to the Share Printe from XP, but, once, I shutdown and restart my Vista computer I loose the printer share connection to my Windows XP/Hp color laserjet printer. I try to access the printer from my Vista it said access denied.. I have to delete the printe and locally again reconnect the printer.

I thank you in advanced for your help with this dilema.

Regards
 

A:Printer sharing access denie Windows Vista to XP Printer

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me and give me a step-by-step instruction how to synchronize MS Outlook 2007 with the printer HP Office Jet Pro 8500?

All I want to accomplish is to make a 'Scan to Email' and MS Outlook being the program responsible for it and therefor automatically should open. I had done this with dozens of printers but somehow can't get it accomplished with the HP Office Jet Pro 8500.

What I do is:

- Click 'Scan' (on the printer touch-screen menu)
- Click 'Scan to Email' (on the printer touch-screen menu)

Then, the following message appears:

No Network Connection
To use this feature, the All-In-One must be connected to the network
For more information, see the documentation

I DO NOT want a network connection or anything. I just want MS Outlook to be the responsible program..... plain and simple - nothing fancy or special...

Everything else, fax, printer & copy, work without any problems at all.

Please help....

Thanks a lot,
Manny
 

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I had to reinstall windows Vista Business on an Acer Aspire AX1200-U1640A 2GB install went well but when I tried to set up my internet, wireless did not show, I called my internet provider we tried to set it up as broadband but that didn't work either. It seems I do not have the drivers for the Ethernet Controller and other things listed under other devices see pictures in attached document. Since I do not have the internet on that computer, I downloaded the Ethernet driver from Acer to a jump drive but I cannot get it to work. Please advise for all "other devices" with the same problem. Oh, yes the Ethernet cord is plugged in and my laptop has wifi. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista reinstall other devices locked, no drivers cannot load drivers

Hi go to acer support page and download and install the chipset driver then try the lan driver

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is there a program to see your pc to upload drivers ect.?
 

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is there a program to see your pc to upload drivers ect.?
 

A:is there a program to see your pc to upload drivers ect.?

Repeat. In English. Five sentences or more please
 

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I've just updated my Acer Notebook to Windows 7. I've installed all the drivers that Acer supplies for Windows 7.

But what about the drivers that are not supplied? Should I install the ones that Acer supplies for Vista or stick with the 'pre-installed' drivers by Windows 7 ... Everything seems to work with the pre-installed ones.

And how do I check wether or not the Intel Turbo Memory is working correctly?

A:Windows 7-drivers or Vista-drivers by Acer

I can only reply to the first question. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Is what I'd suggest. On the second we'll have to have someone more familiar with intel turbo memory. Try Google I did and found a lot of interesting articles on turbo memory. You can draw your own conclusions as to it's effectiveness. Fabe http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=3009

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Greetings.

I will first admit I am embarrassed that I joined this site just to ask this question. That being said, on to my question.

I am having a serious issue with my computer and it's internet connection. I am able to connect to the internet all fine, but for some weird reason I can not upload worth a pebble. Through a speakeasy test, I usually run between 1 - 1.5mbps download, but the Upload test doesn't even initiate. It just hangs with the words "Preparing uploading test..." forever.

Most of this all happened when I reformatted my harddrive, and I'm thinking it could be a slight number of things. Perhaps when I start installing all of my software and what not to run my hardware, I think the issue came up between my video card conflicting with my mobo. During the installation process, I only installed the LAN driver, which shows up in my device manager as "Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E GBE NIC" (Even though it's not a card, but just the ethernet port on my motherboard). With the install disk, there was a selection for IDE devices, which I did not install because the last few times I've reformatted my harddrive I apparently got issues on their behalf. Thus my motherboard has no integrated display drivers installed and is simply running off of my ATI Video Card. What should I do?
Specs:
Mobo: ECS Nforce6m-a, chipset mcp615
Processor: AMD Athlon x2 6000+ Dual Core
RAM: 2x1GB DDR2 800
Video Card: HIS ATI Radeon 3870 51... Read more

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Hi ,
    I try to install the software and driver ,but everytime only install to 99% and come up error for install. I already try use window to add the printer and doesn't work ,now also I cannot use the wireless to print ,please help to find out the problem.
 
Thanks.

A:Need HP Printer drivers for Windows 10- LaserJet Pro MFP M12...

Hi, Where do you get the installation package ? Is it the following one ?         http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software13/COL51561/Im-124830-4/LJPro_MFP_M127-M128_full_solution_1524... Regards.

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Hi all,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (32 bit), but now my Lexmark All-In-One X74-X75 printer drivers aren't compatible... well, kind of.

When I first reinstalled the drivers after the upgrade, I was able to use the scan facility of the printer, and print jobs could queue up for printing, but they would not print. When I attempted to update drivers, uninstall/reinstall, etc, I was told the installation was unsuccessful.

I could not find any drivers for my model printer on the Lexmark site, but I was hoping someone out there may have some tips on how I can get around this problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

MelbMuso73
 

A:Printer drivers compatible with Windows 7

That is an old printer, there are no W7 drivers available for it, time for an upgrade.

http://support.lexmark.com/index?lo...ALLINONE.LEXMARK_X75&searchid=1271172125835#2

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I just set up my new Dell with Windows 7. I connected it to my Brother MFC-8840D printer with a USB connection. Windows 7 recognized the printer and set it as default. But I cannot print anything. I called Brother, and the person said that the proper driver was in the computer. However, she then sent me an email which indicated that Brother does not offer a driver for this unit with Windows 7, but that an appropriate driver can be found on Windows Update. I had no success going to Windows Update. Does anyone have an idea (short of having to buy a new printer)?

Thanks.
 

A:Windows 7 and Drivers for a Brother Printer

I'd try to get clarification from the tech support person about getting a working driver via Windows Update, and why it didn't work for you.

If Brother has a Vista driver try that.

Or try the Vista or XP driver using the Troubleshoot Compatibility option (assuming you have a self-installing executable right click on it to get that option). You can spend the better part of an afternoon with the "recommended" settings, and with XP or Vista with various service pack levels. Oh, and sometimes this works. Start reading from post # 18 in this thread to see how this technique worked for some USB wireless adapters.
 

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I have two unused printer drivers in windows xp, home edition that I can't remove. My software programs wnt to keep degaulting to them and since the printers don't exist, I am unable to print. When I go to control panels, printers, the icons for these two printers are still there, with the word under them "deleting" in light gray text. I have tried removing in safe mode, and that doesn't work either. Suggestons?
 

A:cna't remove printer drivers from windows xp

In control panel cick on view then customize and check description bar. You should then see a red pc icon with an x through it. Click on it and select to delete the printer then reboot.
 

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I am having problems with my dell AIO 920 printer since I upgraded form Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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I am having problems with my dell AIO 920 printer since I upgraded form Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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Hi I have had this issue for months since downloading windows 10 to my main computer, my laptop, and my prosurface 3. I have tried reloading an hp 209B, dell 1320c and another newer printer yet sold because I couldn't get any of them to work with my devices. Any suggestions. I have removed and tried to download driver again with no results. PLEASE HELP
 

A:windows 10 cannot download printer drivers on any printers

For the Dell have you tried the Windows 10 drivers from here ? :- http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/dell-1320c/drivers
 

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Hi, I have used a Mac most of my life and just got a new laptop today with Windows 8 on it and I am struggling, ANYWAY, I just plugged in the USB cable from my printer to the laptop and pressed print on a word document and it prints but im pretty sure its using coloured ink to print out the black and its taking forever just to print one page, the thing is the printer setting/options seem to be lacking, there is no option to choose black and white or reduce the quality etc, i didn't have to download drivers because it just picked the printer up, however, i tried to download the drivers to to see if that would fix the problem but it won't let me, when i got into the control panel to the printer i tried to click on download drivers but i get an error window pop up called RunDLL with a message saying There was a problem starting C:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\x64\3\ep0nb0lb.dll The specified module could not be found.

Then when i try to click on 'support' again i get an error message saying the link is incorrect.

When i went to the epson website and downloaded the drivers, it downloaded them but when i clicked on them it wouldn't let me open them, another error message...

I dont know my way around these windows computers so its probably something everyone knows except me : )

Helppppppp..very frustrating...thanks : )

A:new to windows from mac - wont download printer drivers

Have you tried going directly to the manufacturer's website and searching for the driver for your model of printer?

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Hello,

I helped a friend upgrade his work computer from Windows 7 to 8. It mostly all went well except for two problems:

1. It doesn't want to run login scripts for their Windows SBS 2011 server, and
2. It won't recognize any printer we try to install.

I unjoined it from the network, and deleted the computer from the server, so now there shouldn't be any conflict with the server...

The first printer we tried to get to work was an HP P1006, and when we didn't have any luck, we tried a brand new Brother HL2270DW, but we STILL cannot get it to work, even though Brother tech support said it should.

Here's the last thing I tried: I went to devices and printers, click on any printer device, and
then "Printer server properties" at the top...
then go to drivers tab,
then click "Add..." which brings up the Add Printer Driver Wizard,
then click Next, and
then Next again for only x86 drivers,
then click the "Windows Update" button, and
then, after a pause, I select Brother on the left,
then "Brother HL-2270DW Series" on the right,
then click next,
then click Finish, and...

I get an error that says

Driver Installation Error
Windows can't instal the Brother HL-2270DW series kernel-mode print driver. To obtain a driver that is compatible with the version of windows you are running, contact the manufacturer.

Kernel mode driver? Straight from Windows Update? What's up with that?

Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks in advance,

--J

A:Can't install any printer drivers, even from Windows Updat

Do you have a driver disc for the Brother? Its best to install devices using the vendor supplied drivers (either download or disc) than the way you are doing it. If you have a Vista or Win 7 driver it should be Win 8 compatible. However, if you only have an XP driver you can try installing it using the XP compatibility mode.

The same goes for the HP printer.

In most cases when installing devices such as a Printer, you FIRST run the vendor's installer and then only physically connect the device when the install program tells you.

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I have a network user and before Christmas I installed a new desktop PC with Windows 7 professional for her.

Setup and installation went smoothly until just recently. In the last 2 months, the PC "loses" the printer drivers for our Nashuatec MP 3300 multifunction office printer.

The printer still shows as installed in the Control Panel but the status shows as "Printer: Needs new driver". I then have to install the new drivers from the print server using my admin credentials. The PCthen retains the drivers until the next day when it loses them again.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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hello
I have a USB multifunction laser printer. It is a Fuji Xerox CM205 f. I want to use printing and scanning.

I have the Win8 installation software from Fuji Xerox. The installation instruction says to connect and turn on printer and then install the software.
But I read that, when you connect a USB printer, Win8 will install the drivers. When then I install the Fuji Xerox software, then there are 2 printer installations?

So how should I do this?
Is it generally better to use the Win8 drivers? If yes, then I only have printer drivers and not the scan function.
Or should I use the Fuji Xerox installation. If yes, should I uninstall the Win8 drivers first before installing the Fuji Xerox software?

A:Printer install: drivers from Windows or from manufacturer

Installing the vendor's drivers should override the windows installed drivers. The vendor's drivers are needed for full functionality as you have found out.

I did that with all of the drivers in my system. I installed Win 8 and it installed the generic HD Audio Codec for the windows drivers and several other generic drivers. After installing Win 8, I installed the drivers from my motherboard vendor and it replaced the windows installed drivers with the motherboard vendor drivers.

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Is all the preinstalled printer drivers located in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore or somewhere else?

Regard,
Thanks.

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I experienced some sort of driver conflict that prevent Windows 8 Pro from starting, so I did a Refresh. Didn't understand how that worked, so I got the nasty surprise that all my desktop programs and drivers were uninstalled.

So I've been reinstalling everything and just when I've finally got everything else in order I find out I can't install any printer drivers at all, despite being Windows 8 certified drivers. Not even PDFLite.

I get the message "error while testing for existing printer" followed by message "printer installation error -1001 (0)".

What's up with Windows 8 refusing all my print drivers? :(

A:Can't install any printer drivers on Windows 8 after refresh

Next time, you might have better luck using System Restore, using a restore point from before the driver conflict. System Restore can be started from the Windows 8 Recovery Environment by selecting the Troubleshooting option, then selecting System Restore. You likely rebooted into the Windows 8 Recovery Environment when your system wouldn't restart successfully.

The Windows 8 Recovery Environment is also available when booting your computer from a "repair disk" CD or DVD (you can type "recdisc" into the Search box available from the magnifying glass icon on the Windows 8 "Charms" bar, and then select the "recdisc.exe" icon to create such a disc). You can also create bootable USB from the "create a recovery drive" icon: type "Recovery" into the Search box, then select "Settings", then select the "create a recovery drive" icon.

The advantage to using System Restore is that most programs won't have to be reinstalled (and your personal files are kept safe, as well).
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RE: your present printer predicament
1) Unplug any connected printers. Power off wireless printers.
2) Remove any printers listed in the "Devices & Printers" applet in Control Panel.
3) If a Windows 8 driver is available from the printer's manufacturer's website, download the one that matches your version of Windows (64-bit or 32-bit).
4) Reboot.
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Hi all,

I have Windows 7 Professional, and I have an HP LaserJet 1200 printer I print to via a Macintosh. 7 sees the printer fine and connects fine, but I installed the HP Universal Print Driver 6.0, which is supposedly buggy. So now when I try to print, I only get print gibberish.

I have tried every possible way imaginable to change the driver manually, but I can't find out how to change or delete it. Does anyone know how? This is incredibly annoying becuase I can't print from my primary computer!

Other than this annoyance, I love 7!

Thanks in advance.

Christian
 

A:Solved: Delete Windows 7 Printer Drivers

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New (used) printer, Lexmark X1185 with disc wont upload into computer. Comes up with Photo printing wizard across it that wont work along with other errors, been trying for over 2-3 days to get this printer to upload. I have a laptop 1 1/2 yrs old with win xp home.
 

A:New (used) printer, Lexmark X1185 with disc wont upload into computer.

Hi and welcome. I think you're going to have to explain a bit more

Does Windows even recognize the printer? Has the printer worked before? Has the software installed before....way too many variables to even throw out any educated guess......also, error messages are helpful.
 

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I currently have an AL-1540CS printer that's hooked up to the USB port of my PC. I went to the official SHARP Website to search for the drivers of it and I downloaded them. The problem is whenever I try to install the drivers it says:

"The installer has detected an unsupported operating system. This software can only be installed in the following operating systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista"

After it shows this message it just closes. I tried using it with compability mode, but it won't work either with any settings. I contacted SHARP, but no answer from them yet.

Any help?

A:Printer drivers not installing on Windows 7 due to compability issues.

This is SHARP's response:

"Thank you for contacting Sharp Electronics Corporation.

Currently, there is no software available for your copier that is compatible with Windows 7. We do have the software CD available for purchase, however, this will only work with Windows XP. We have no timetable on the release of any software at this time."

What the heck? Are you kidding me? I now have an unusable printer. Is there anyway I could fix this?

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I just bought an ASUS Ultrabook with Windows 8 64bit OS and cannot find a driver for my Dell v310 Wireless All-in-One printer that is compatible with Win 8. Does anyone know where I can find a driver that will work? I am printerless right now. Thanks!

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3981 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 1798 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190775 MB, Free - 157775 MB; D: Total - 264644 MB, Free - 264520 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., S400CA
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows 8 Drivers for Dell v310 Wireless Printer

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Hi!!
can someone tell me where Windows 2000 server store all printer drivers after I instal a new driver??
regards,

gicio
 

A:Where store Windows 2000 server printer drivers?

If you need drivers for a spesific printer, check the manufacturer's website.
 

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I have 100 windows 7 pc's on this network and only 1 pc is having this problem with 2 printers.  For 6 months now I have been googling and trying to fix the issues with 2 of her 5 printers showing "offline".  All printers are installed
the same way via the server here on site.  And only 2 of them are continually having this issue. 


I have changed SNMP
All the printers are on a static IP already
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printers via the server
I manually deleted the ports and reinstalled them manually using add printer/add port wizard
I have deleted the print queue and restarted print spooler on both her machine and my server
I reinstalled the print spooler on the local machine
I updated to the most recent manufacturers drivers for the printers

The printers in question are a Xerox 7800 and a Kyocera 5050 copier/scanner.  Al these printers are working and operatin fine on every other machine on the network here even while this one machine is showing offline.  I am at wits end with this
issue.  We have 2 of us in IT that serve this office and 7 remote offices to the tune of 300 employees (i know, its ridiculous), and I do not have an easy way to just rebuild her machine as we are swamped/this is a production machine/i dont have a temp
machine that I can put her on that will have all the applications she will need.  If someone has some magic they can send in a box I would be beyond grateful.

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My Mom has an HP laptop. She recently purchased a new HP printer and I have been trying for the last 4 days to get it to install/connect. I've been in touch with HP but the links they provide aren't resolving the issues.

First, using the CD that came with the printer: hangs up at around 85-90%. It doesn't not show up as installed. I copied the CD to the desktop, modified Setup.exe in CFFExplorer and Run as Administrator and it appears to completely install; however, when I go to Device Manager, it says no driver is found. I sometimes have the option to update and sometimes that seems to work but I can't access it through Add a Printer (which has the green bar run across the top, then pulsate and freeze).

Trying to install using the driver I download from HP results in no installing screen appearing but it does hang up in the background and the only way to stop it is to Restart. The same thing happens if I try to use HPs Wizard.

I've installed several HP printers through the years and not had this much trouble. That doesn't even include the dozens of times I've had to reinstall my own HP printer because of its contrariness!

Additionally, attempts to uninstall the old printer results in it hanging up/freezing soon in to the process, whether I try to uninstall from the Start menu, file or Uninstall program. I'm not even being able to get the Windows Updates to install - that process also just hangs up/freezes. FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while so there are ma... Read more

A:Unable to install printer drivers, uninstall old printer, update Windo

Hi columbia93, welcome to 7F!

Printers are touchy animals, when installing any printer you have to follow the install procedures exactly as described by the manufacturer.

This may be the root cause:





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FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while


Not that you haven't been able to check it, but there may be an accumulation of problems on your Mom's machine that also are stopping the update process.

I am trying to find one of 7F's tutorials on improving performance of a computer, but it boils down to cleaning out all detritus that a machine can accumulate of a period of time.
I did find this but there is another one: Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover The first three options would help

Run Antimalware/virus scans, run a Check Disk then a sfc /scannow then try to uninstall that old printer driver, and if that works shut down the machine, and try to install the printer without the HP disk, when it looks, but asks if you have the disk say no and allow the OS to install what it has.
It is my understanding that HP Printer drivers already come with Windows 7.

But do the cleanup first and see if that helps.

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I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. My problem is: Whenever I try to print something (word, pdf, or any other file); printer spooler stops working and when I check the “Devices and Printers” all the printer drivers seem to be disappeared.

I checked the “Print Spooler” in the “Services” tool; and set the "Recovery after subsequent failures" option to “Restart the Service”. Therefore all the printer drives coma back after 1 minute. However the spooler stops immediately again when the uncompleted printing job starts; hence I can not print anything more than a page.

Earlier in this forum, someone posted that Microsoft issued a hotfix for this problem ( hotfix 2388142) which can be downloaded from article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2388142.

I downloaded this hotfix and tried to install, however it gives an error message of: “The update is not applicable to your computer” and quits installation.

I did uninstall and reinstall all the printer drives, but this did not help either.
Any suggestion?
Thanks,

A:Printer spooler keeps stopping and printer drivers keep disappearing

Yeah, I had the same issue. Even when I went into services and restarted it, it would shut back down and the printers would disappear. I tried working with the registry like a few suggested, but didn't help. The only fix that worked for me was to go back about a week on the restore point, and then all the printers reappeared and worked...








  
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I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. My problem is: Whenever I try to print something (word, pdf, or any other file); printer spooler stops working and when I check the ?Devices and Printers? all the printer drivers seem to be disappeared.

I checked the ?Print Spooler? in the ?Services? tool; and set the "Recovery after subsequent failures" option to ?Restart the Service?. Therefore all the printer drives coma back after 1 minute. However the spooler stops immediately again when the uncompleted printing job starts; hence I can not print anything more than a page.

Earlier in this forum, someone posted that Microsoft issued a hotfix for this problem ( hotfix 2388142) which can be downloaded from article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2388142.

I downloaded this hotfix and tried to install, however it gives an error message of: ?The update is not applicable to your computer? and quits installation.

I did uninstall and reinstall all the printer drives, but this did not help either.
Any sugge... Read more

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Hi guys,

Kind of annoying problem here... I have an HP LaserJet 1200 hooked up via USB to a Mac that is running 10.5 (Leopard). For the printer's first 5 years or so everything was great. I could get new computers set up to print to the printer with no troubles, until recently.

Recently, I upgraded my computer to Windows 7 and wanted to get the printer working again. I attempted to install the printer using the HP LaserJet 1200 PCL 6 printer drivers. It connected to the printer alright, but every time I printed it came out with a PCL XL Error: "Error: UnsupportedProtocol" instead of my document.

Now, every time I try to connect a new computer (Windows 7 or Windows XP, doesn't matter) the printer automatically installs the PCL 6 driver for the printer... which always prints out an error instead of the document I want. I can't find a way to manually choose the driver when I'm adding it because it's a network printer, not one that's locally hooked up.

I tried installing the PCL 5 driver manually, but the printer still ONLY wants the PCL 6 driver that gives me the errors. I tried to go to "Server Properties" while in Printers and Faxes to roll back the PCL 6 driver, but Windows can't find a driver to roll it back to.

Now, if I physically hook the printer up to the computer via a USB cable, it installs the PCL5 Driver and it works... but that's only when it's plugged directly in.

I'm extremely frustrated a... Read more

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