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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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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I bought a new laptop and I can't install my lexmark 8300 printer.



    When I went on line to download it, it said permission denied. I used my CD to install it to my laptop but it says printer driver is invalid.

    What should I do?

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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..

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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