Is there somewhere where outlline the process of doing a duel boot with XP and vista to use this printer on a vista computer? If so, I would be interested in seeing it. I'm somewhat computer wise, but get lost in some of the jargon. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Access the manufacturer's web-site: http://support.lexmark.com
and enter the model-number (8300) of your printer, and do the search.
Select your Operating System (Vista).
Download the device-driver.
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,
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..