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Access the manufacturer's web-site: http://support.lexmark.com
and enter the model-number (8300) of your printer, and do the search.
Select your Operating System (Vista).
Download the device-driver.
Make sure the printer is not connected to the computer while you are installing, it's a Windows thing. After the software completes it should prompt you to connect the printer and then it will want to do a test page. Good luck.
Lexmark have not yet released a driver for Vista and there does not appeasr to be any intention to do so from what i have read on their bulletins. Dopn;t wait sell it on ebay to an xp user and get a better supported printer
Follow these steps to resolve: · Disconnect your USB cable from your printer. · Uninstall all Lexmark printer drivers on your PC. · Download the correct Vista driver for your model. · Install the driver on your PC.
Important - Do not reconnect the USB cable until the install software prompts the question of how the printer is connected.
Before installing the new driver you have to uninstall the old one.
If the system is not permitting to uninstall the driver, then try installing the new driver by the following steps:
ensure your printer is connected to your computer and the power is on 1.) click start / right click computer and select properties 2.) click device manager 3.) Click View then show hidden devices
4.) right click on the printer and click uninstall
5.) Unplug your printer usb from your computer
7.) INSTALL THE PRINTER WITH THE VISTA DRIVERS YOU DOWNLOADED..
REMEMBER NOT TO PLUG IN YOUR PRINTER UNTIL THE SETUP SOFTWARE TELLS YOU TO DO SO.
Hope my info will solve your problem,
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I dont know the exact tip for this one. but you can try the following steps to solve this problem.
Download the Windows Vista printer driver for the SCX-4216F multifunction printer from www.samsung.com.
Install the driver on your Windows Vista computer. During
installation, you’ll be prompted to connect the printer to your
computer. Choose the option to proceed with installation without
connecting the printer.
After installation completes, open the Printers applet from the Windows Vista Control Panel.
Right-click on the new Samsung SCX-4100 Series printer and choose Properties.
Go to the Ports tab.
Click Add Port…, select Local Port, then click New Port…
For the port name, enter exactly the network path and share name of your printer (e.g. \\RECEPTION\Samsung SCX-4×16 Series).
Click OK, and double-check that this new port is selected with the checkbox next to it.