Help! Anyone get a Lexmark X75 "All-in-one" to work in Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Robby, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Robby

    Robby Guest

    I'm so po'ed over several things about Vista, but the fact that neither of my
    Lexmark printers will function really has me steamed.

    Vista came packaged with the system I bought, so it's not like I had a choice.
    Now I wish I did. It's not right that I must go out and buy yet another printer,
    and an all-in-one for that matter. Is Microsoft in league with Lexmark to sell
    more printers buy simply not supporting them? It sure looks that way to me. I
    guarantee one thing - that my next printer will NOT be a Lexmark.

    I'm still clutching to the hope that someone, (if not Microsoft or Lexmark) will
    cobble drivers together for the X75 and other Lexmark all-in-one printers.
    Please respond with URL, or any other info on where to get them should anyone
    here come across such drivers.

    I've written to Lexmark complaining about their poor support, and that they have
    an obligation to provide support for their products when a new operating system
    is released. I also asked them to explain why they won't., although it seems
    pretty clear why not. Everyone else in this situation should do likewise, and
    write them, making it clear that you will not be replacing you dysfunctional
    printer with another Lexmark. Anything but them if they are going to guarantee
    sales by not supporting existing hardware.

    Thanks
     
    Robby, Dec 30, 2007
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  2. Robby

    Dave Guest

    I have a HP AIO instead of a Lexmark, but HP didn't provide any Vista
    software. However, the printer/scanner works ok with the Vista drivers, just
    with minimal functions.

    However, I did find this post re Lexmark XP drivers.......
    "1) Get the XP driver from Lexmark. It can be found at:
    http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-pe...=229:1:0:204:0:0&searchLang=en&os_group=WinXP

    2) Save it, don't run it.

    3) Go to the folder called......whereever you saved it...then
    \Drivers\Win_XP2K\ENGLISH

    4) Right-click on the file called Setup.exe, select Properties.

    5) Go to the "Compatibility" Tab and check mark "Run this program in
    compatibility mode for: " Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

    6) Run setup."
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=861699&SiteID=17
     
    Dave, Dec 30, 2007
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  3. Robby

    Robby Guest


    Thanks for the tip and info. I'll post my results in a reply to this message. It
    might take a couple of days. Doesn't it figure, I'm just now coming down with
    flu symptoms, but I will try it as soon as I can.

    Thanks Dave,
    Rob
     
    Robby, Dec 31, 2007
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