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    printer question

    ok, some of you seem to be computer geniuses, so any help would be great. I just bought a used lexmark z43 color inkjet printer. I have a Dell laptop with Vista on it. Lexmark has no driver that is compatible, and no plans to do so. thats all their tech support could tell me. I would really appreciate it if anyone knew where there was a way to fool it into working, or finding a driver that might work, even if its for a different model. anything will help, thanks guys.


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    Re: printer question

    You can do some google searches to see if anybody has modified a driver to work - chances are, you're not the only person who has had that trouble.


    Beyond that, you can ATTEMPT to force it to use the XP drivers... sometimes it will work still.


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    Re: printer question

    hmmm, ok. there isn't anything i have found easily. i might try to get the CD and work from there


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    Re: printer question

    would a linux driver work?


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    Re: printer question

    You're screwed.

    If you find something let me know.
    It's not a problem to go from vista (with printer hooked up) to XP if you're sharing a printer, but the tech heads I've spoken to can't figure out how to get share a printer if it's hooked up to the XP OS and you're tapping in with vista.
    Seems like a simple thing to do and i hit a dead end.
    Good luck!
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    Re: printer question

    Just make sure you go with the fact that the drivers aren't going to be "certified" and you're okay with it....

    I'm not much of a Lexmark fan though... never had good luck with any of the products and I've had to fix a LOT of them through the years.
    Still a BIG fan of HP printers, followed by Canon's...
    Epson has slid down my list quite a ways as well.


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    Re: printer question

    yeah, i shoulda known it was to good to be true at that price. well, i can always use it at home.


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    Re: printer question

    Yeah I've had a hell of a time getting any sort of printer sharing to work between XP and Vista...
    If anybody knows, share the info.


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    Re: printer question

    beat it with a hammer

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