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I just purchased a new hp tower with windows vista and for some reason I cannot install my printer. Any ideas

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I can already tell you that you have run face first into one of the reasons vista blows goats. I'd be willing to bet my best imaginary friends life that this is a driver issue.

Sadly vista has horrible support for any sort of aging hardware (or even new stuff but thats a different topic) and your best bet on solving this and other problems your about to have is to reinstall XP on your nice new shinny box. It will preform better and you won't have this sort of problem anymore.

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Well it would help IF WE KNEW WHAT PRINTER it is

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