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I just bought a refurbished Sharp AL-840 laser printer but the software CD that came with it was old and didn't support XP. I downloaded the correct driver but it's not a .exe file and I don't know how to install it. I'm about at my wit's end. Please, can you help me?

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  • Beth06010 Apr 13, 2008

    And how do I do that? When it comes to these sort of things I'm next to lost...

  • Beth06010 Apr 13, 2008

    I don't see any with .inf, some have no extensions and others have .sd or .hl

  • Beth06010 Apr 13, 2008

    Aha! I found the device manager and the wizard came up. (Finally!) Thank you.

  • Beth06010 Apr 13, 2008

    Oh, I didn't realize you could do remote with this service--fantastic! Yes, please!

  • Beth06010 Apr 13, 2008

    I'll have to try this later. I have to leave for a previous engagement. Thanks for your help.

  • Beth06010 Apr 14, 2008

    Problem solved. I'm ready to roll. Thank you.


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Is it a "inf" file?

you can try installing it in device manager using only the device driver...

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    earl norman llanera Apr 13, 2008

    in device manager, click on the new device which is your printer and right click on it and wait for the wizard to appear to help you install the driver for your printer,

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    earl norman llanera Apr 13, 2008

    right click on My Computer on the desktop and youll see the device manager there...


    go to control panel > system > hardware tab > device manager >

    if youve plugged the printer in your computer, youll see here that its marked with a yellow exclamatory mark... right click on it and click update driver...

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    earl norman llanera Apr 13, 2008


    even if you dont see any .inf file there, one of those files there may be the driver for your printer...

    so after updating driver in the device manager, locate the files that youve downloaded and try to install from there... hopefully your printer will be installed.

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    earl norman llanera Apr 13, 2008

    do you by any chance want me to assist you in installing your printer thru YM or remote assist? i can help you thru this steps...

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    earl norman llanera Apr 13, 2008

    if you installed your printer...successfully...

    please dont forget to rate me as FIXYA ok...

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    earl norman llanera Apr 13, 2008

    thanks beth... just message me when you get bakc so that we can do our remote assist.

    when you get back...

    please go to and enter a pincode ok. ill give the pincode later when you get back.

  • earl norman llanera
    earl norman llanera Apr 14, 2008

    thanks beth.


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