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I have two windows accounts, one administrator one just a user. The administrator one will print to my new lexmark printer, the user will not. Even if i change the user to another administrator it still won't print. The print spooler icon appears when you ask it to print something, then that disappears and nothing happens

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you have installed the printer locally to the admin profile, log in to the computer and check printers and faxes, see if the printer is dislayed, if it is then you need to change the default printer setting (right click > properties)
if not you will have to install the printer as the user profile (log in as admin and make the user an admin)
This is a really common problem with microsoft.
Hope that helps.

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Note: Our support note Printer error messages, definitions, and solutions can be used if you are not using Windows Vista or Windows 7 and are receiving a Printer Error #5.

To turn off UAC in Windows Vista

-Close out of your software.
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-In Windows Vista click User Accounts and Family Safety.
-Click User Accounts. You may need to select a User Account, if so, choose any account.
-Click Turn User Account Control on or off.
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-Deselect the option Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer then click OK.
-You will be prompted to restart your computer. Click Restart Now.
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-Close out of your software.
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If it's wireless, you can try re-installing the printer using USB connection in order to eliminate the wireless network as the issue. 
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Create a New User Profile like Test Account and try printing from that account and check if its printing from there..
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Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Create New Account it shoul be admin...
Start>Type User Accounts in Search>Click User Accounts>Manage Another Account Create New Account..
If its able to print fine in new account then that means the profile of your old account is corrupted..If its doing the same thing in new account also ..Reinstall the Printer driver in the following Method..
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1.Click>Start>Control Panel>Printers and Faxes and delete the The Printer that you are reinstalling the driver for delete all if there are more than 1 printer of the same.
2.Go to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs> Uninstall the Lexmark related Programs
3.Restart the computer
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7.You will have the following folder open rename the W32X86 folder to W32X86.OLD
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This should defnitely take care of your problem..
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    3. Follow the prompts to continue the uninstallation.
    4. Restart the computer when the uninstall program is finished.
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  3. Install the printer again using the latest driver software. Note:
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This link from HP explains the simple process and it will work even if you use another brand of printer (Lexmark, Brother, Canon, etc.):

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I hope this helps everyone who has had this annoying problem.

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