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Compaq a1500 printer and window vista

Hi i have a new computer with window vista and i have a old but still runs good, compaq all in one printer a1500. Why won't it install. Thanks for your time

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Re: compaq a1500 printer and window vista

The first one try to change the install-directory ( don't install in PROGRAM FILES ) simply make one folder and install it there.

The second one DOWNLOAD those driver.You can make accaunt for free to download those driver!

Let me know if u got help and rate me as fixya please

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You may have the printer settings set to pause accidentally or set to work offline. Go to printer icon, right click and scroll down to check all your settings, if any of above apply, untick them. Try again. The error message is telling you it cannot communicate with the pc. Have you updated anything on your pc, sometimes new systems settings, particulary windows updates and service packs can cause drivers to become incompatable. If all else fails, you could try getting updated drivers from the Compaq website.

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