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Cannot Install USB Printer On Win98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Riempie, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. Riempie

    Riempie Thread Starter

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    I have a Pentium2 233Mhz PC.I installed a USB 1.1 pci card which installed good.The problem is that I want to connect a Lexmark Z612 Printer to the PC.
    When I plug it in it picks up a new device.Windows says that the device is unknown and I cannot get get windows to take the driver from the lexmark cd.
    The installation program also does not detect that the printer is connected.

    Do I need some kind of patch for Win98 to function properly with USB devices ?
     
  2. bearone2

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    i tried years ago to use usb on a '97mb/233/98se system that didn't come with usb, to which i added to a connector on the mb and it never worked right.

    you're setup is too old to have reliable usb.
    i would venture that the mb goes back to '97 or so. :cool:
     
  3. walkeriam

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    I could be wrong but I believe that print needs USB 2.0 to work?
     
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