cannot install printer

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    henrysmom

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    i cannot get my printer to work with my new computer running windows vista. it worked perfectly with my computer running xp. any ideas?
     
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    What model and make of printer is it?
     
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    it is a lexmark, 1200 series.
     
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    You need Vista drivers for your printer to work under Vista. Best source is the manufacturer of your printer -- if they support Vista with that device. Vista also comes with some (basic) printer drivers on the disk. These will give you primitive printer functionality but may be missing extras such as ink cartridge level monitoring. In some rare cases, XP drivers might also work with Vista.



    But, generally speaking, you will have to install SOME printer drivers for Vista to use your printer.
     
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    thank you all!
     
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