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Printer not configurating with computer

I just brought a new printer, because my old one doesn't have the new usb ports that fit my new computer, with all that said, my new computer can't install my new printer, could you help me?

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Re: printer not configurating with computer

Two problem that occur. You plugged in the new printer before installing the software. If you have XP it will go and install it with it's drivers. Your printer wants it's own drivers. A second problem I've seen is having too many devices plugged into USB ports. If the software was installed properly, remove non-needed USB devices and re-boot the computer. If the printer works, look into purchasing a "POWERED" USB hub. They cost between $5-$25

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