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I have a dell 946 all in one printer... everything works but the scanner... I just purchased a new computer that has vista and my old computer had xp... worked fine on old puter... any suggestions

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You need a new driver from Dell that funtions with Vista. If you have Vista X64 OS then this function may not be available for a while longer as the driver for the scanner is still in development. There is a significant difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit OS.

I'm running into networking problems with my Vista X64 OS and a printer on my home network that connects through XP Pro on a desktop computer with a 32-bit OS.

A Windoze Vista 32-bit laptop has no problems with this printer.

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Describe your 946 All-In-One InkJet Printer Problem I'm running windows 7 on a Gateway laptop and managed to get it to print at one point but then installed some other items to get it to recognize...


This printer is not a wireless rpinter, so I guess you were trying to attach it to a print server of some type.

Try using these Recommended Wireless Router Settings,I use channel 11. I would make a new SSID to make connecting easier.

If your computer came with Windows 7, then follow the procedure below. If you upgraded your computer, the did you install the chipset drivers first. If using a Dell Computer that was upgraded, the desktop/notebook system utility and the chipset drivers need installed first or the rest of the drivers will fail to install. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order

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Restart your computer. Make sure the printer is removed.
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If you need more help, please post in the Dell Printers Forum


Rick

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I have Dell 946 all in one printer, i accidentally uninstalled it, I have no disk, can it be reinsatlled/


This is the English Windows XP and Vista 32-Bit OS web package release for inkjet All-In-One 946 printer. Dell All-In-One 946 printer supports Windows 7 Operating System; existing Vista driver is compatible with Windows 7.
Here is the link to the page:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R145315&SystemID=PRN_ALL_A946&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=12314&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=40&fileid=193695

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Dell says it will. It actually uses the Vista driver. If you do not have it, you can download it from:

Dell 946 Win7 Driver

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ya its vista issue i have same one my dell works half butt most of tiem also cuse of drivers aint relly made for vista keep looking on dell site for new vista drivers only ever other week its updated ok

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For windows Vista; it is imperative to run the Vista patch which can be found on the Dell website (Downloads and drivers).
Make sure that you run the patch, after removing the printer USB cable from the computer. Restart the computer as the patch suggests and then install the Vista specific drivers, which also need to be downloaded from Dell Website.
Again, do not connect the printer unless the installation software asks you to.
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