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I have a computer with the Vista software and I'm having problems connecting a printer. The computer is a Gateway and the printer is Lexmark X4550.

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    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    are you getting an error message at all?

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    Are you connecting wirelessly or with the USB cable? If USB, try connecting another USB device like a mouse or a keyboard to make sure the usb port is enabled.

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The reason you are having problems is because you need to install the driver for the printer. The driver is the software that allows the operating system and the printer to communicate.

For your specfic printer , you can download the driver here: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/PRINTER/LEXMARK/Lexmark-X4550-Printer-Driver-10111.shtml

Simply download it and run the setup , it will install the printer for you and you should be able to print!

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Here's a link to Lexmark's site where you can download the printer drivers:

http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:93:0:0

If your computer is running Windows Vista this printer may not work. At least Lexmark doesn't offer drivers for Vista. This either means it's not compatible, or that Vista doesn't need any special driver software.

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You need to run installer software from printer disk, before connecting the printer usb to computer.

If you do not have the disk you must download the software from Internet, follow instructions below,

Click here:Official Lexmark Drivers and Software

A web page will open, follow instructions, select model, select operative system etc., and click on download .
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After downloading, find the file,double click on the file ,then if you get in troubles, follow the instructions below to reset and reinstall drivers:

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Check the computer the printer is connected to.. go to printers and faxes.. right click on your printer icon...select sharing.....make sure the "share this printer " box is checked. You may need to install additional drivers if the other computers on the network are not running the same version of windows as the computer connected to the printer.

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I purchased a lexmark X3470 and it will not install to my computer...I have Vista. I really like the printer and do not want to return it


Dear Sir/Madam,

Attention Windows Vista Users
If you have installed your printer on your PC using an original Lexmark Driver CD that came with your product and you are experiencing problems when printing, you may have installed the Windows XP driver.

Follow these steps to resolve:
· Disconnect your USB cable from your printer.
· Uninstall all Lexmark printer drivers on your PC.
· Download the correct Vista driver for your model.
· Install the driver on your PC.

Important - Do not reconnect the USB cable until the install software prompts the question of how the printer is connected.

It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.
Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games.

Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.

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I have a gateway computer an i just bought a x5070an i tried to program disc for it but when i loaded it the conputer said that it wont hook uo to mycomputer what do i have todo so i can use my fax


Gateway computer?.. What o/s [operating system] ? the x5070an, is it a Lexmark?,PRINTER, SCANNER, PHOTO & FAX. Please state so! it will help me help you.
If you have Vista [windows o.s] It won't work, vista does NOT make software drivers for such.If you get back to me, I'll try to do the research for a genetic driver. you did not mention that the printer,or scanner worked ?
If the o/s is win_xp, Are you the "Administrator"? to install software?
i have a lot of things to share with you. get back to me with answers to my questions, please

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I have a Lexmark X63 printer, but it is not listed as one of the printers that is compatible with my Acer computer.


Does the computer have Windows Vista on it?

If so, that is correct. Lexmark does not have a Vista driver for the X63.

However, many people with Lexmarks (and other non-Vista supported models) have had success using Windows 2000 drivers on computers with Vista installed.

If you have Windows XP installed, or if you have Vista and want to try the Windows 2000 driver, they can both be downloaded here, directly from Lexmark:

http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?lxkprod=Lexmark+X63


Be sure to UNPLUG the printer from the PC before installing the software. ONLY plug it in once the on-screen instructions tell you to do so.

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