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Lexmark 8300 series printer

I have a lexmark 8300 all in one printer, i have attempted o install it using the software disk provided, that was unsuccessful, i then downloaded the drivers for vista, when i tried to install the new drivers, i was advised to unstall the previous drivers before i culd install the new one, problem!!, will not allow me to unstall, states that unstall is not reponding, i have swithc off my firewall, nil happened, please, please how do i get this to install, heeelp.

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    i cannot scan with my lexmark 8300. Also I downloaded the drivers for Vista and the message I get is that its not communicating with my printer. Help.

  • yeahright Nov 15, 2007

    I had an HP pavillion with Windows XP, LEMON, finally, after many trips to the store where I purchased it, and 3X sending it to HP directly. THey tried to give me a re--furbished product, Oh no, I bought a new computer, I expect a new replacement. They reluctantly agreed, and I felt as though I had won a long hard fought battle. They replaced it with a new Pavillion w/Vista. You simply can NOT imagine the JOY I am feeling right about now. I, too, am facing incompatibility issues with EVERY freakin thing, and of course, the bozo's at the stores, "oh yes, this will work, since it came out AFTER VISTA. Where is the non Bu11sh1t line located?

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    Lexmark 8300 all in one printer, cannot install software disk that was provided. Where do I go from here?? At the time you buy this printer it is the best!! Why is it when you get it home- it becomes your problem and there is not one out there that cares about YOUR problem? Maybe it would be wise not to pay cash at the time of purchase or just keep returning your merchandise. This is my 3rd or 4th Lexmark Printer that I have purchased in recent years, unless I get this problem fixed ASAP it will be the last. Thank You

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I HAVE DISK but vista will not install the drivers for the LEXMARK 8300

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    can't install drivers for lexmark 8300 all in one

  • terrydebbie Feb 17, 2008

    driver will not install from lexmark 8300 install disc

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    My computer does not reconize the printer says needs software

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    driver is installed but does not print

  • aussie-4-lyf May 31, 2008

    my lexmark 8300 is installed and everything works except the scanner. it used to work untill my computer got fixed. now it doesn't open through "MS scanner and camera wizard". i don't have the installation disk so is there any solution.

    Please help

  • sameerzid Jun 22, 2008

    i tried to install the software from the dics but it didn't allow me i turn the antivirus off but still not working

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    pc and printer will not communicate. have downloaded software.productivity suite does not appear when click on icon.

  • lucky 4 Jun 26, 2008

    I have a lexmark 8300 series and I cannot install it

    I have repeatedly tried to un-install and then according to the prompts install it again after closing the anti virus but al to no avail, it keeps on telling me that it encountered a problem installing driver software

    please see if there is a solution as in the R.S.A. THEY DO NOT COME CHEAP.


    J.H.Janse van Rensburg

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    windows vista. will not accept disk of lexmark 8300 series

  • newbeginning Aug 09, 2008

    cannot hook up printer ti new comp. printer is lexmark 8300 series and new comp has windows vista

  • rsfogal Aug 22, 2008

    i came back to school this semester - after already using the printer on the same computer last semester - and it won't let me print or scan or anything. i've uninstalled and installed all day... Help? It keeps telling me that it's "Encountered an error" and that it can't keep installing the all-in-one...

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    Productivity Suite will not load for Lexmark 8300

  • BPROPST Aug 31, 2008

    i have a lexmark 8300 all in one printer, i have attempted o install it using the software disk provided, that was unsuccessful

  • zyklon Sep 19, 2008

    I managed to install my lexmark 8300 printer ok and connect to computer which runs xp but although the scanner scans pictures it wont transfer them to my computer. What is the point otherwise. Can someone help. I am also connected to AOL broadband.

  • sjovanovic Sep 21, 2008

    hao to instal lexmark 8300 in vista program

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    my p c accepted the printer was there and accepted the download then nothing. the error of printer not found and/or not communicating with printer, the good part is the 8300 knew the pc wasn't connecting to it and told me, funny you pay all this money out for a new computer,Vista, a modern ultimate updated program and you have to wait for a driver or buy a new printer, shouldn't this have been thought of by YOU, MICROSOFT EXPERTS, FIRST before releasing VISTA and fixed the glitch. I still like my Old Windows and you want to eliminate that now. Geeeeezzzzzzzzz

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    same here

  • peacefulange Jan 17, 2009

    please cant get it to installed the lexmark 8300 series have try to turn firewall off and check the ports and driver what else can i do

  • raoultorres Feb 06, 2009

    XP system recognizes "found new hardware" but unable to install software

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    cannot install lexmark 8300 on windows vista

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    my lexmark 8300 won't load to windows vista, it worked fine with windows xp

  • dupjod May 11, 2010



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I have a lexmark 8300, and it keeps giving errors when I fax so I uninstall it, and tried to reinstantall. I am not able to do so.

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Download this driver, it will work

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Dear you must turn off your systems security too install software.all of it.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Lexmark has drivers for Vista for most their printers now on their website. But they have not offered the software to run the all in one productivity suite which includes scanning, faxing etc.,
only printing is available as of now.
Isnt that why we bought the "all in one printer" in the first place? LOL

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

Easy put lexmark printer in ur car boot drive to the nearest bridge and drop it like hiroshima

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Hello, i have lexmark 8300 series, HOWEVER, for some odd reason, i dont have the productivity suite?
Where can i download it?
is there anyway i can get it on?

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Does anyone know where I can get a power supply pack for my Lexmark 8300. It won't turn on. I think it was zapped by lightning.

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Vista is not friendly with printers at this point. Best bet is to get a printer that specifies Vista compatible. Or do what I did and created a dual boot with XP and install printer there. Let me know what you decide.

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