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Installing Printer With Outdated Software


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#1 surgirl

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:13 PM

I'm trying to install my Lexmark E320 on a pc with windows xp.

The cdrom contains outdated software/drivers.

I've tried downloading drivers from the lexmark website, but it never works.

I've tried installing it with the printer off or on, but nothing helps.

When I turn the printer on a window pops up to help me install the printer, but it seems impossible to choose the downloaded driver. The only option is to use the cdrom.

I have no idea what I'm doing, any tips?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:05 PM

How are the drivers "outdated"...I mean, do they work?

If so, use them.

I used Lexmark devices for about 7 years, they don't care about updating obsolete models of equipment (nor does anyone else) for which they have already posted suitable, working drivers.

Generally, if you have no problem using existing drivers, there is no reason/need to "update" them.

I just took a look at that link and its parent...I have no idea why there are 4 different driver packages for that printer, but I would just use the CD drivers, letting XP select the correct one.

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Edited by hamluis, 17 December 2007 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:09 PM

Thats a laser printer.
Is it connected via an LPT or USB port?

If it is LPT you might try the HP LaserJet Series II drivers built into XP.
It is a generic driver that will work with a lot of laser printers.
That is what I have to use to get my 15 year old Abaton LaserScipt LX printer to work with both 98 & XP

Try it. If it doesnt work uninstall it
In the beginning there was the command line.




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