Is lexmark 8300 printer conpatible with window vista?
I couldn't install a software for my lexmark 8300 on my computer and my driver is window vista.i tried cople of time but it still wouldn't install successfully so i downloaded a support software which installed successfully but I can't still print out my document.I was able to print out my document when i was using my old computer with window xp.what can i do
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Re: is lexmark 8300 printer conpatible with window vista?
Ok here we go
unplug your printer (from usb)
1.) Click start / right click my computer choose properties
2.) choose device manager
3.) right click on anything on the tree view and choose scan for hardware changes
5. put in your printer driver an begin the instilliation process
6.) when it ask to connect your printer connect it and ensure it is on
7.) it should detectyour printer automatically
8.) if it fails to do this, leave the program running and repeat steps 1 to 3 it will find your printer and install it..
9.) if that still fails click start / control panel / classic view and then choose Problems and reports..
A MISSING DRIVER problem should show up there. select it and choose solve problem via the internet..
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Lexmark have not yet released a driver for Vista and there does not appeasr to be any intention to do so from what i have read on their bulletins. Dopn;t wait sell it on ebay to an xp user and get a better supported printer
Follow these steps to resolve: · Disconnect your USB cable from your printer. · Uninstall all Lexmark printer drivers on your PC. · Download the correct Vista driver for your model. · Install the driver on your PC.
Important - Do not reconnect the USB cable until the install software prompts the question of how the printer is connected.
Before installing the new driver you have to uninstall the old one.
If the system is not permitting to uninstall the driver, then try installing the new driver by the following steps:
ensure your printer is connected to your computer and the power is on 1.) click start / right click computer and select properties 2.) click device manager 3.) Click View then show hidden devices
4.) right click on the printer and click uninstall
5.) Unplug your printer usb from your computer
7.) INSTALL THE PRINTER WITH THE VISTA DRIVERS YOU DOWNLOADED..
REMEMBER NOT TO PLUG IN YOUR PRINTER UNTIL THE SETUP SOFTWARE TELLS YOU TO DO SO.
Hope my info will solve your problem,
Thanx for using fixya,
I dont know the exact tip for this one. but you can try the following steps to solve this problem.
Download the Windows Vista printer driver for the SCX-4216F multifunction printer from www.samsung.com.
Install the driver on your Windows Vista computer. During
installation, you’ll be prompted to connect the printer to your
computer. Choose the option to proceed with installation without
connecting the printer.
After installation completes, open the Printers applet from the Windows Vista Control Panel.
Right-click on the new Samsung SCX-4100 Series printer and choose Properties.
Go to the Ports tab.
Click Add Port…, select Local Port, then click New Port…
For the port name, enter exactly the network path and share name of your printer (e.g. \\RECEPTION\Samsung SCX-4×16 Series).
Click OK, and double-check that this new port is selected with the checkbox next to it.