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can't get printer to work with new computer (windows 7)


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#1 malo_4

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 08:26 AM

I just got a new computer (laptop) that has windows 7 on it. I have an older lexmark printer that I really like, nothing fancy, just solid that I want to use. I tried to connect it (using usb) to the new computer but the drivers don't work for windows 7. I looked on lexmark site and it said to use their universal printer driver but can't seem to find it. I also looked at the windows 7 compatibility site and it said I didn't need to do anything, that the printer would work fine, obviously that isn't correct.
When I plugged it in it tried to install the printer but said drivers were missing so when I unplug and replug it in the computer just sees it as a device not printer.
any help would be great

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 08:37 AM

What model printer is it?

Edited by DaChew, 11 September 2010 - 08:39 AM.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:26 PM

It is a Lexmark E210.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:25 PM

Here is the article http://support.lexmark.com/index?id=FA689&...erlocale=EN_US+

Driver availability This driver is available for download from Lexmark.com via the "Downloads" path.

To which there is none. :huh:

I know my Lexmark Z52 worked through Windows update, some how Windows update found a driver that worked and even installed the printer software.

I was in the same boat with Windows 7. But my printer works.

By the way, my drivers disk is so old, it was intended for a DOS shell operation system such as Windows Me. The software even used to talk to me, saying "printing started" or "Printing complete"

I kind of miss that guy...he never talked again since I went NTFS with Windows XP. LOL :thumbsup:

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