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I Have a photosmart5160 printer and it is not compatable with my computer What do i do to make it work?

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Are you using windows vista???
the drivers for vista are not yet released...

try reinstalling your printer driver..
may be some of the files may be corrupt..

click here to download alternate driver
try this

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I have Windows 7 on my laptop and my cd that came with my computer does not support Windows 7 for my printer.


It might be that the printer is not compatible with Windows 7. However Windows 7 has a compatibility Mode Feature
To Do This follow the steps at the bottom
1. Insert the Printer Disc
2. Click Start > Click Computer > Right Click on the Printer CD > Click Open/Explore
3. Right Click on Autorun.exe or Setup.exe and Click on Properties

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4. On the Properties Window > Click on Compatibility Tab >Put a tick on the box that says Run this program in compatibility mode for:> Select the Operating System that printer is mostly compatible for>

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Click on Apply> Click OK....Double Click on Setup or Autorun it should work or you may download the drivers or patch from the HP website



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My lexmark printer is not printing from the computer. i have windows 7 on my computer . could it be that it is not compatible with windows 7?


You are correct this printer is not supported under Windows 7. There are workarounds that may work if you want to try them.

First option is the compatibility mode. To try this, download the driver for an older OS version from the Lexmark site, http://support.lexmark.com/index?locale=EN&page=product&userlocale=EN_US&productCode=LEXMARK_X125&focusedTab=DOWNLOADS#1 , and right click on the installer. Then choose Properties and then the Compatibility tab. Turn on Run program as Compatible with the appropriate OS. Then right click again on the installer and choose Run as Administrator. Then check if the program itself is running in the compatibility mode by right clicking again and choosing Properties. This is more likely to work if you have Windows 7 32-bit. I do not know if this will work for your specific printer.

A method that will work is to use a computer (virtual, dual-boot, or true second machine) with an older version of Windows installed. If you have Win7 Pro or Ultimate, you can create a virtual XP computer for free. Download and install Virtual PC and XP mode from Microsoft. Install them in order. Then install the XP software from the above site in the virtual computer and it will work. (Other virtual computer programs are Parallels and VMWare.) All of the other options will require a licensed version of the older Windows OS. Please note that the virtual computer can't share files directly with the main computer. You'll need to save files to external or removable media (optical media or flash drive, for example) to share them.

I hope this helps.

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Sorry to inform you, but it appears that the printer is not compatible with Windows 7, which i think is installed in your new computer. I have checked the HP's website and they have not listed any drivers for Window 7 for this printer.
It does not mean that, we can't try to install it in this computer. Windows 7 has a very good feature called Troubleshoot Compatibility mode, in which we can try to install those drivers in the computer which are compatible with the older version of the Windows.

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Just bought a new computer and my Dell 720printer does not work? Thank you


If you bought a new computer it probably has Windows 7 installed and the Dell 720 may not be compatible. You can try downloading the Vista drivers from Dell here. They may work with Windows 7. If not, you'll need to replace the printer with a later, Windows 7 compatible one.

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Printer will not print from computer


Have you recently upgraded to Win 7?

Has your printer worked with this computer in the past?

Check compatability at the Microsoft compatability list (search it)

Remove and reinstall the latest driver for yhor printer that runs under your OS.

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Need to know a bit more. Is this an older printer? It may not be compatible with your computer/OS. Try checking with your Operating System to see if it is compatible with the printer. Go to Windows Help to find out more about printer conflicts and compatibilities.

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Will the Canon MP730/700 work with Apple computers


Sorry this printer isn't compatible with mac. You will want to consider replacing it for one that is compatible.
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Cannot install printer in windows vista.


Is your printer Vista compatible?
Did you have been installed in correct way your printer?

If this it is a driver issue, try to find the right drivers for your printer (must be compatible with Vista)
Go to the website of your printer manufacturer >> www.yourprinterbrand.com >> then go to Support >> Software and drivers

And download the driver there

If your printer is not Vista compatible at this point:

1) is better to get a new printer compatible with Vista

or

2) Downgrade your OS to one compatible with your printer.



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