My computer is a compaq presario 5000 and i bought a compaq printer to go with it, but when i upgraded from windows me to windows xp home edition with sp2 my printer will not print. it comes on but when i try to print it only prints a test page not the actual page. it also says to upgrade drivers and there was a link to click on to do this but the printer still does not work. please tell me what i can do. i don't want to buy another printer to work with my new xp. my email address is [email protected] thanks.
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The Compaq Presario 5000 is not powerful enough to run Vista so XP is your best bet. I assume you have the standard 512MB RAM which will be fine for XP Once you outgrow that you'll need to go for more powerful hardware. By that time the new Windows 7 should have been officially released.