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Printer When i go to use the printer a box pops up on the computer saying "install driver software", is it possible to download this software as i was not given anything other than the printer in my warranty exchange. Thankyou.

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Hi,

Often the drivers are available for download depending of certain factors/limitations. To be more specific, we would need information on:

  • brand and model of the printer;
  • what Windows (Operating System) is being used Vista or XP.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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