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Printer hey much thanks for the help, however, the problem is, is that the installation seemed to have worked perfectly on my computer, yet on my brothers computer it didnt. i've tried installing the printer manually on his computer but it doesn't seem to work. also, i have restarted the computer on numerous occasions after installing the printer yet it still doesnt appear in "printers and faxes" any solutions?

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Which operating system do your and your brother's printer use? Are they the same machine, or are they widely different? are they networked? If you just start your brother's computer without the printer installed, then plug the printer into it and turn on, what screen message if any do you get? :)

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