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Old 10-18-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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Anyone know how to get my Dell A940 printer to work with vista.
Printer was hooked up to old comp that had XP, but seems incompitable with vista.
Have downloaded what dell has suggested for fixes but still not working. Has anyone found a solution for this? It seems I'm not the only 1 with the problem.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Anyone know how to get my Dell A940 printer to work with vista.
Printer was hooked up to old comp that had XP, but seems incompitable with vista.
Part of your problem is that the printer was made 4 years ago. LONG before Vista was released. And yes, they have released a driver for it. Question? Did you download the 32 bit or the 64 bit driver? It WILL make a difference. If you aren't sure which Vista you are running, use the 32 bit version.

But my bottom line suggestion...time for a new printer that is vista ready. Liz
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but what I expected. I did download the driver, had done a walk thru w/dell tech. but still cant get it to work. Was hoping someone had some luck. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I don't have your specific printer, but I did get an older Epson 800 printer to work with my new computer with Vista a few weeks ago; Windows had the driver and I was able to install it. I didn't have to download a driver. I don't know exactly what I did right but just kept trying, moving the printer cable from one usb port to another and selecting different LPT ports until one of them worked (about the 3rd try). I also had to buy a USB to parallel adapter cable for the older printer. Windows installed that driver automatically, I didn't have to use the CD that came with the adapter.

You shouldn't have to buy a new printer if the one you have is only 4 years old. I know mine's older than that, I've had it that long and it wasn't new when I got it.

Good luck.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I have the same problem with an HP Laserjet printer; it won't work with Vista and apparently there is no fix.
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