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Vista Cannot get my new laptop to communicate with my printer .I have tried all the error messages unplug cable etc.

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    unale to connect my printer with vista

    not compatable how to make it compatable



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I had a printer that was about 4 years old , and bought a computer with vista on it just recently. When I tried installing my printer it wasn't communicating with my computer. What I found out is that my printer wasn't compatible with my vista, something it had to do with the driver. I even tried downloading a driver so that it would be compatible with my vista,but that still didn't work. So I had to buy a new printer and it works fine.I did everything to get my printer to work with my vista, but nothing worked. I worked on it for like 2 weeks. I hope that I made some sense. I hope it works out for you.

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Have you tried turning off your firewall?
That may be the issue.
FIrewalls will block printers. Can you ping the printer and not print to it?

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