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Got myself a new computer, running VISTA-home,& have trouble making the HP1300pcs to run! Might need a new driver? Please email me a solution Thanking you in advance. Herb Meyer

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I'm not sure which vista you are using normal or 64 bit, you need to get the correct driver.. below link might be useful information to resolve your issue.

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I hope its ok tiger, i just read a similar problem solved by you.

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Go to Control Panel -- find your printer and uninstall

Uninstall the Existing Dell All-In-One Printer Drivers
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This is a wired printer, not a wireless printer, so it must be connected to the laptop.

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