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I have a Dell desktop running Vista 64 Home Premium with a Lexmark P6250 all in one hooked to it via usb cable and shared on my home network. I also have one dell laptop and one HP laptop connected to the network wirelessly and they all see the printer. Print jobs stall in spooler ( I think because I see the print job waiting to print), but they never actually print, and you can't easily remove them from the que, you have to restart the desktop to which the printer is tied to. Printer shared fine when attached to HP laptop and no vista machine involved. Lexmark only provided what they called limited drivers for Vista. Printing works fine from Vista machine to Lexmark All in One. Also, as a test I borrowed my son n law's canon printer and hooked it up to this network, and sharing works fine, obviously its a newer printer. So, the basic problem is an older printer I still want to use till it quits, will not share in this instance with all printer sharing settings that I know to set, and print jobs do get to the printer but they just don't get printed.

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  • bruceroberso Sep 11, 2009

    That has been done. Any other ideas?

  • bruceroberso Sep 11, 2009

    As an addon to the previous comments, it is like the driver from the XP machine can get the print job to the printer, but somehow the minimal driver that Lexmark supplied for Vista won't help it get on through the vista machine and to the output of the printer because it can't communicate with the driver instructions from XP? Does that make sense?

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Hello,
The printer drivers must be installed on each computer. If computer A runs XP, you must install driver for XP on computert A; If machine B runs Vista, then you must install printer drivers for Vista on machine B.

Hope it helps.

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