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Printer Assistant After converting from Windows XP to Vista, the printer assistant doesn't seem to run properly and I cannot view the ink levels. I have checked on the HP website that the latest driver is installed correctly.

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  • wcoleiro Jul 30, 2008

    I have the same problem as aitchbone's Printer Assistant, HP Deskjet 5550 Inkjet Printer when I converted from Windows 98 to VISTA. Can you offer a solution.

    W. Coleiro

    wcoleiro@maltanet.net

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    HP says the problem is the NOT full-function driver available from Microsoft or HP for this "old" printer. The XP version of Printer Assistant will run, but cannot 'talk' to the DJ5550 properly. Sad, but true.

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OH my boy i had the same problem and i went back to xp

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