I have an old printer that is a Lexmark Z45. Instead of keeping it in storage I wonder if I can actully use it. The problem is I don't have anything to install it with to my Windows XP. Is there a solution?
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Re: No installation CD for printer
Try updating your printer drivers:
Create a new folder on your desktop and name it newhpdrivers(substitute your manufacturer in new name).Un-intall printer and printer software completely.Go to manufacturers website and navigate to their drivers/downloads or support menu.Select your model, choose the relevant software and download to the new folder you created on your desktop.Power down your computer.Reconnect the printer to the computer and turn printer on.Windows will detect new hardware and ask if you have the manufacturers install cd or a location to check for install files.Direct the wizard to your new software, follow the rest of the setup instructions and your done
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Check the printer status: 1 Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes. 2 From the Printers folder, double-click the Lexmark Z45 printer icon. 3 From the Printer menu, make sure: – Default Printer is selected. – Pause Printing is not selected. Check the printer port: 1 Click Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes. 2 Click the Ports tab. 3 From the list of ports, select the USB printer port. If the USB port is not listed, uninstall and then reinstall the printer software. 4 Click Apply. 5 Click OK. Make sure you have not installed multiple copies of the printer software: Windows XP: From the Start menu, click Control Panel Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes. In the Printers folder, make sure there is only one Lexmark Z45 printer icon. If you have installed multiple copies of the printer software, uninstall each copy. Then restart the computer and reinstall the printer software. If the printer port is incorrect or you have installed multiple copies of the printer software, uninstall and then reinstall the printer software: 1 From the Start menu, click Programs or All Programs Lexmark Z45 Uninstall. 2 Follow the instructions on your screen to uninstall the printer software. 3 Restart your computer. 4 Reinstall the printer software
If you have the printer driver disk which came along with the printer.Insert the disk, locate the setup file, double click and follow instruction on the screen... It was very hard to find drivers for this printer but I got it for you !!
if you dont have the driver, download the driver from the link below :--
Type the code and download the file.
double click and install the printer driver to get it working. http://driverscollection.com/?file_id=23522
Hi there, not that hard, - just has to know how, right?. This link takes you to Lexmark’s front page, Here you must
select your -> Zone -> Country -> Language Then in “Search by
model” write “your model” Then select your
operating system, “Download now” Sorry about the
inconvenience, but that’s the way Lexmark have arranged there web page. /Teis
The z33 is really old and probably will not get Vista support. Similar printers are really cheap so your best bet is to replace it. Otherwise install the printer as a simillar printer that Vista does recognise. I used to run my z45 as a z42 in Vista as Lexmark did not have Vista drivers for the z45 but Vista came with z42 support. It worked!!! Look for the z32 or something close to z33, you may have to do some trial and error until you find a good one. Not all function might work properly though, I wasn't able to auto-calibrate my z45.