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HP deskjet printer 5550

It will not work with my new vista laptop computer. Cannot get *** to print.

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I had the same problem, the most stressfree (and cheapest in the long run) fix I found was:

Get a Canon MP520, it's super fast for an inkjet, the brand name Canon ink cartridges are much larger in (ml) ink, it comes with FULL ink cartridges, not starters with little in, and has Vista drivers( XP too). The color in is in individual cartridges C, Y M (they don't all get used at the same rate) so you will potentially save lots of money. A Canon brand Black cartridge for $13 prints about twice as many pages as the HP $30 cartridge ... you do the math.  

Oh yeah, it's a scanner and fast color&bw copier too.

$129 at walmart (the cost of about 4 HP cartridges) I am confident that you will never buy another HP printer.  

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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