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First encounter with Vista and cannot install printer.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Alex Ethridge, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

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    I encountered my first Vista machine this week and got a message thet certain problems were encountered when installing the printer and the installation could not continue. The problems listed were a certain five DLL files that I assume could not be overwritten.

    I managed to muddle through the system well enough to see the user account I was using was an administrator account. The printer is a new HP AIO OfficeJet; but, I am not at that location right now and I don't remember the model number.

    Can anyone offer suggestions on the direction I should go with this?

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    Vista--mostly change for the sake of change.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Is it a Vista driver you are installing or an XP driver?
     
  3. tjamnz

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    device manager > right click (your printer icon) > search microsoft (top option) for update if you havent tried that already.

    Im thinking microsoft is collaborating closely with companies as their updates are launched.
     
  4. vicks

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    You can go to www.dll-files.com anddownload the needed dll files. Free....
    Vicks
     
  5. loserOlimbs

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    Looks like HP has most of their Vista drivers done...

    Have you tried letting Windows install its own built in drivers and rebooting?

    I got a Lexmark 730 to work that way after the website claimed no drivers were available for Vista, and the XP and XP x64 wouldn't install no matter who I fought the permissions.
     
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