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My windows vista Business cannot install my Lexmark X83 All-in-one printer!

My new windows vista Business cannot install my Lexmark X83 All-in-one printer! Every time I try to install the printer it keep saying windows cannot install this software contact vendors. What is the easy way around it? I thought most recent windows are design to install most of the older softwares! The computer am using is a dell. Any suggestions?
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  • Drawer22 Jun 08, 2008

    My new Dell computer (April 2008) came loaded with Vista Home Premium. (I'm a former XP Pro user.) Not my 1st choice for an OS, as making it do what I want is a cumbersome process, but I'm willing to look forward and be a Microsoft guinea pig. Now comes the snag: No Vista-compatible drivers are being made available for my good-as-new Lexmark X83. The commonly suggested fix of using a Lexmark 5200-series driver sounded ok - until I found that Lexmark has no drivers for any such series. For anyone who has suggestions to make the Lexmark X83 work with Vista, please let me know. (Note: This does not include going back to XP, telling Lexmark of my displeasure, buying a different printer or any of many similar, unrelated suggestions. My question concerns getting the Lexmark X83 to work with Vista.)

  • higgitma Sep 05, 2008

    Had the same problem and have checked lexmark site but can't find a driver for vista





  • taoxv88 Nov 25, 2008

    Hello, I have the same problem I just bought the Asus G50VT from Nest Buy and it has Vista on it and now my X83 doesn't work. Such a Bummer!

  • nofarnogood Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem,

    Hi,lexmarkloser

    you say installed the XP driver for X83,and i follow your step,
    then found 5200 driver install,

    but vista still not find X83......


    >.<


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Lexmark is not officially making any driver for the X83 that will work with Vista because its a 32 bit printer and Vista is 64 bit. Sounds like some BS to me. So, I have the same problem, a perfectly working printer and an incompatible OS. My Mom was using an old mac and had an X83 printer which she loves. She now has a new PC running Vista. Only now, I have the problem of how to get the X83 to work with Vista. Supposedly the lexmark 5200 drivers will work. My suggestion is to power off and unplug the USB cable to the X83, and manually remove any driver(s) related to it that may have been installed using the system control panel device manager. Then attempt to install the xp driver for X83 per the post below. I'm going to then plug in the USB cable and power up the printer and see if it works (it probably won't) but I'm hoping it'll then cue itself looking for the 5200 series drivers which supposedly do work according to one post on MS forum, I quote:

"After reading all these posts I was both discouraged, but more determined than ever to get my X83 to run on Vista. I have to say the determination payed off! That's right...I just both scanned and printed 7 pages on my X83 running on Vista!!!! Here's what I did. I first installed the XP driver for X83 hoping I could dumb my laptop down to make it run on an XP version....no luck there, but when I did that, my laptop recognized the X83 as a Lexmark 5200 series which is also an all in one. I thought, well, if that's what it wants, that's what I will give it. If you go to the Lexmark website and look under downloads/drivers, there is a list that shows all compatible OS. The 5200 series is listed here with a Vista compatible driver. Once I downloaded it and went through the installation wizard....it worked LIKE A DREAM!!!! I hope this helps all of you as I also understood and felt your frustrations! Good luck!!!"

article source http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/showpost.aspx?postid=503767&siteid=17&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=1

Lexmark 5200 series drivers http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/sequentialem/home/0,6959,204816596_1019285789_0_en,00.html

xp driver http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:0:0:0 you'll have to type in a search for the driver enter X83 in the field, follow the steps...

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Jim,
You are right but vista is not supporting many more older software and drivers.

  • You should go to the lexmark web and search a driver for vista.
  • Here is a link: This page contains all vista drivers from lexmark, find out if there is one for your printer.

Good Luck
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