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I just bought a new Dell Inspiron . I cant hook up my printer. Do I need a new USB cord in order to get it to work?

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If you previously were using a parallel connection for the G85 you will need a USB cable.

If your laptop is running Vista the G85 will work as a printer, I do not think there is a scanner driver for Vista for the G85. The G85 print driver is built into VIsta, you only need to turn on the printer and install the USB to have the printer automatically installed.

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Bob Headrick, MS MVP Printing/Imaging


Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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