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Lexmark x1270 I bought a lexmark x1270 and tried to install it in my windows vista and it won't work. I downloaded the vista version from the Lexmark web page and it doesn't work. The computer always tells me windows failed. A window opens and says that windows failed and it shuts down the program to install the printer before all the installation is complete.

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    Everytime I try to install the 1270, it keeps running and running and says that it is installing but nothing happens. It locks up the entire computer and I have to shut down. This printer stinks. Cannot install it with Vista.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    compre com. vista y no me acepta el lexmark q hago

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    I also can't get my Lexmark x1270 installed. I've tried selective start-up and turning off the firewall. Microsoft site suggested that all you need to do is unplug the usb when you get the error message and then replug it in...that seemed to be letting it install, but when I try to open the program it says that lxczspswx.exe is missing and asks if I want to delete the shortcut. Lexmark tech support have tried to be helpful, but nothing works!!!

  • loftman Dec 08, 2007

    I have tried to download from disk and web and cannot get the printer to work.Installation stops before the installation is complete.I have a toshiba p c windows vista .Have tried following all istructions and remedies nothing works.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    I have windows vista need the drivewrs for it please

  • mike jj Dec 27, 2007

    Yep i'm pulling what is left of my hair out on this one. realised that the cd does not support vista i uninstalled it down load from site then it stops. on the 20th go i shutdown the fire wall, and virus software still no joy????? any body got any other ways

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    it just won't insatll it keeps telling me that it has failed

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    I'm trying to hook up my Lexmark X1270 to my Vista operating system and I keep receiving an error message telling me the printer isn't connected. I thought maybe I needed to download the printer drivers from the internet but it still won't work. Help me please.

  • Sophie 12345 Mar 06, 2008

    My Lexmark Printer doesn't have a driver to fit in

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    printer will not install on my computer

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    My lexmark x1270 all in one printr is having problems communicating with my lap top, please find a solution to this, Thank you.

  • coastboy30 May 09, 2008

    I downloaded the x1270 version for Windows Vista, and after installing it, nothing happens. I then click on the Lexmark all in one icon and a message appears saying that Windows is looking for lxczpswx.exe...but apparently it cant find it and I cant fix the problem. What can I do?

  • antobia May 09, 2008

    Lost my intallment disc so i can't download it in my new computer

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    printer will not install

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    I keep getting the msg: unable to locate file lxcspswx.exe

  • nedkr Jun 03, 2008

    I tried to install my Lexmark X1270 printer with the CD installation 1200 but windows can't read it and now I want your help to install it, please.

  • tijah Aug 20, 2008

    How to install Lexmark printer X1270 if I have a Windows XP?

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    i am unable to download software onto my laptop?

  • DeeAmin Oct 05, 2008

    I can't download the printer drivers either.

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    I have used the X1270 on windows XP for a few months with no problems. Now I'm getting the error message that tells me the printer isn't connected whenever I try and print. I can scan though.

    If I uninstall the printer I cannot reinstall it as windows cannot find file lxczpswx.exe (even from the installation disc). I have had to use system restore just to be able to get the use of the scanner back!

    Any ideas? Anyone?????

  • wallynosox Oct 17, 2008

    x1270 been on computer for 2 yrs now says it cannot find path lxczpswx.exe. uninstalled whole shebang and tried to download new one.

    Comp. says it cannot accept as it cannot find file lxczpswx.exe again.

    Now I have nothing! Please help

  • Myhay Oct 24, 2008

    nu pot sa dezinstalez pt k zice sa termin de printat ceva da nu mere sa printez nik

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    I kept getting the LXCZPSWX.exe file is missing too. Hopefully I've managed to fix my printer problem now. Try this, uninstall the printer, uninstall your anti virus, remove any parental controls you might have on the pc and disable your firewall. Now reinstall the printer and download a 2008 version of your anti virus. I did this and my X1270 worked again. Then failed again, so I uninstalled the ani virus again and downloaded "Avira anti-virus" which is free. So far, I've had a whole day of the printer functioning correctly. Don't forget to enable your firewall again. All a bit of a cafuffle but hopefully it'll work.

  • netoarrietap Dec 06, 2008

    I have the Drive,but my PC does not recognize he program and does not install the printer.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I bought a lexmark x1290 and tried to install it in my windows vista and it won't work. I downloaded the vista version from the Lexmark web page and it doesn't work. The computer always tells me windows failed. A window opens and says that windows failed and it shuts down the program to install the printer before all the installation is complete.

  • glaser56 Dec 18, 2008

    I have lexmark 1270 installed it with the windows vista software, and nothing works. It keeps showing a spooling issue has arisen. Not quiet sure what that is need, assistance to solve the problem. Also when the print worked, it would only print black and white, no color, could not use the all in one. If you can help it would be much appreciated.

  • pgrant331 Dec 19, 2008

    i have lexmark 1200 cd and lexmark 1270 printer ,fax and scan, photo copier i also have windows vista my computer is a laptop where do i put the cord from printer to laptop which whole. please help

  • doraandboots Dec 22, 2008

    I don't have the cd to install the printer and I can;t find a program to install my Lexmark X1270 printer I need help to install it so I can print. Can you help me?

  • shoeonna Jan 07, 2009

    I dont have the cd to download my software for lexmark x1270 printer scanner all in one. I'm trying to download the software now, but it's not working can anyone help me with this.

  • schooby Jan 10, 2009

    no connection between computer and printer

  • thonthan_ron Feb 06, 2009

    Drivers Lexmarkx1270



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Important - Do not reconnect the USB cable until the install software prompts the question of how the printer is connected

Important - Delete old installs

Attention Windows Vista Users
If you have installed your printer on your PC using an original Lexmark Driver CD that came with your product and you are experiencing problems when printing, you may have installed the Windows XP driver.

Follow these steps to resolve:
· Disconnect your USB cable from your printer.
· Uninstall all Lexmark printer drivers on your PC. (For more information Click Here)
· Download the correct Vista driver for your model. (Click Here)
· Install the driver on your PC. (Click Here)
If you are facing issues, scanning using your All in One Center, Here is an alternative.

Download lexmark driver http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:0:0:0 note (Please allow pop-ups in your browser for this website)

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I couldn't uninstall any 1270 stuff..I couldn't find it on my pc to uninstall either. Until I went to lexmark site and downloaded driver for 1250. While I was downloading driver..uninstall old version? came up and I did {finally}. I did have to turn off my firewall protection. I did get pc to recognize driver and printer. It worked but still had some problems with trying to set preferences and now my ink was dried up. Printer printed blanks. I read that these cartridges are know for drying up very quickly. So instead of buying a new set of ink, I paid the extra 40.00 and bought a new epson all in one printer for 89.00 and it took 1 hr. to get running. I think most problems with 1270 develope because when they came out , windows was in between XP and Vista. Go to a Best Buy and you find {1} lexmark printer for sale and some bad reviews from salespeople. I spent hours and hours trying to get the lexmark printer to work right {plenty of online research} and then within 2 hours, I am up and running with different make and technically updated model. Well worth the 40-50 bucks.

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Very helpful, thanks guys!

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I had the same problem. i solved by turning off the antivirus and then installing the drvers

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Download the vista drivers and keep in a folder.Plug the printer in and let vista install,it will ask to install drivers,allow this.It will then say it cant find or install the drivers.Close all windows,now go to device manager,find the printer and right click and update driver manually selecting the file with the vista drivers.This worked for me,but i still cant install the all in one feature,but the printer works.

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Try disabling any firewall programs and restart computer in selective startup.. i.e cancelling all startup applications and try installing again. let us know if u get any specific error message.

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  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2007

    You can try this to disable your firewall.
    On the bottom right hand corner of your computer (Task Bar), You will find some small icons. Point your mouse to each of those icons and see which ever icon has the words "antivirus" or "firewall" or "Security" or "Internet Security", in their names. Then right click on that icon and click on "disable" or "Turn Off" or anything that means close it down. If you cant right click on it, then try double clicking on it.

    let us know what happens.



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For lexmark driver u can download here

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Hello i had this problem and was about to go and buy a new printer untill i tried this 1unistall everything to do with lexmark then go to start menu go to search and type in lexmark delete every thing then and then please email me back and ill tell u how 2 the go about sorting out the driver

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In installing the Lexmark x1270 drivers, you have to install the correct drivers for your Operating System(OS) ie. for Windows OS. Depending on your Windows OS ie (x86 or x64- 32bit or 64bit) WinXP, Vista or Win7. (Mac is not support)

Link to download your needed drivers for your Windows OS versions @ Lexmark Support .

Select your Windows versions to download the drivers.

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Here's the link to the Lexmark driver page for that printer. Choose the correct version for your computer's operating system (ie-Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7). Let me know how you make out.

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The lexmark drivers and software required for installing the printer is available at www.lexmark.com

Select Drivers & downloads then driver finder.

Type in your model x2350 for example

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Download the setup program.

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Vista uses a different driver. Here is Lexmark Support Page:

Lexmark Support

Enter your printer (X1270) and it will take you to the tech support page for your printer. Click "Download Driver". Next page select Vista as your operating system. Next page select "Download Now". It's a large file...40MB.

Save it on your desktop and when the download is done, double click the icon on your desktop to install.

Lexmark driver

If you do not have the disk you must download the software from Internet, follow instructions below,

Click here:Official Lexmark Drivers and Software

A web page will open, follow instructions, select model, select operative system etc., and click on download .
Chose to download the file in my documents when asked.
After downloading, find the file,double click on the file ,then if you get in troubles, follow the instructions below to reset and reinstall drivers:

  • Unplug printer USB.
  • Go to control panel >> installed printers in Windows and remove (delete ) any installed printer from printer list.
  • Download driver from website, or use the disk and run the install file.
  • Follow driver installation wizard.
  • Plug back printer when prompted from installation wizard.
Note:some printerdoes not work on Vista, if you do not find any driver download for Vista on your model page, that means your model is not Vista compatible.

How to install my lexmark x1270 without a cd

The only way to setup the printer without the proper drivers would be to use windows add new printer. However windows does not have lexmark x1270 listed. You can dlownload the software from lexmark & install the software / drivers without using the cd.
You need to choose your version of windows to continue.
This next site will show you how to connect your x1270.
Also listed is the user's guide manual.
Hope this can help you.
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Lexmark won't work with vista

Yes works with Vista but you will need to use Vista driver not XP

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Delete old install before reinstalling!!!!

Release Notes Attention: To prevent issues during the installation, please uninstall all previous versions of this driver prior to installing this web package. File Information File Name: cjr1200EN.exe null.gif Version: null.gif Released On: MAR 05 2007 00:00:00 null.gif File Size: 42452912 KB null.gif Products: Lexmark X1240, Lexmark X1250, Lexmark X1270, Lexmark X1280, Lexmark X1290 null.gif Languages: null.gif Operating Systems: Windows Vista null.gif Application: n/a null.gif Owner Name: Lexmark null.gif Data Stream: Lexmark Host Based Solution, Lexmark Scan and Copy Control null.gif Security: null.gif Install Instructions:

Upgraded to windows vista

Go to the link below and download the Vista driver http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?category=Drivers&ccs=227:5:0:537:0:0&searchLang=en&os_group=Windows%20Vista
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