Installation of SamSung CLP-300 Printer on Vista Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Cas, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Cas

    Cas Guest

    Help!
    I am unable to install SamSung CLP-300 printer to my HP Pavillion dv900
    LapTop with Vista Ultimate 32/64 bit. I have successfully installed this
    printer on my desk top with Vista Home Premium with no problems, but am not
    able to install it on my laptop, I have wasted hours, with no success! I have
    tried to install from the installation CD, I have downloaded the Vista Driver
    (so called compatable with my OS!) from samsung site, with no success. Keep
    getting the error messages: "The printer can't install the Samsung CLP-300
    kernel mode printer driver. To obtain a driver that is compatable with the
    version of windows that you are running, contact the manafacurer"
    "Windows found diver software for your device but encountered an error while
    attempting to install it, The pinter driver is not compatable with a policy
    on
    your computer that blocks NT 4.0 drivers, Contact your device manafacturer"
    I have contacted both Samsung & HP, they both say it is a windows problem
    and to contact Microsoft, who are uncontactable during the hours I am
    available to
    do so. I am going nuts!! I really need my printer, PLEASE HELP!!!
     
    Cas, Jul 14, 2007
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  2. Cas

    Otto09 Guest

    Me too. First, how do I know what 'flavor' of vista I have? It's no
    like it's visible anywhere or you can find it in any directory tha
    mortals can access. I'm sure the information is SOMEWHERE but how i
    the world is the ordinary customer supposed to know where to look

    Are all Microsoft customers assumed to have been born knowing precisel
    which iteration of which OS they may or may not have on every compute
    made

    How hard would it be to provide this information in an obvious place?
    Not hard. But what the hell does MS care if you waste an hour onlin
    trying to figure out the simplest connections?

    I know, maybe the OS could detect the printer when you plug it in, an
    automatically find the correct driver! Seems to me that used to b
    standard procedure. No more.
    Really great marketing decision, MS executives. Hope you all get bi
    bonuses for that cost saving move

    Then, I see that one driver available for one of the Vista species i
    an 80 MB download. Isn't that rather large for one printer driver? Wha
    do they think I'll do with a printer, launch it to Saturn?

    so if you can tell me how I find out what version of Vista my Del
    Inspiron 15 has -- or even where I could find this out in less than tw
    hours, ... and then how to get the Samsung CLP-300 to work with thi
    very ordinary laptop, I will be most grateful
    BB in n
     
    Otto09, Sep 1, 2009
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  3. Cas

    Chuck Guest

    Gripe, Gripe, Gripe!
    It's Microsoft's fault that you don't know what you bought?
    Anyway the Vista version should not make any difference, unless you are
    talking about the SP level, or connecting to a domain.
    http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/note...d.aspx?refid=laptop-inspiron-1545&cs=19&s=dhs
    Dell's page for your laptop
    Most OEM computers sold at retail have the lowest version of Vista.

    As far as the 80 Meg "driver" package from the printer OEM--If it's for
    Vista, the usual process is to install it, then connect the printer.
    Otherwise, the default Vista included (if any) drivers will usually install.
    The printer is not a current model, and was pre Vista.
    Currently, the Samsung download site is down. The which driver, etc.
    question is complicated by the fact that there is a network capable version
    as well as a USB only version. The network version has the most up to date
    drivers (Vista) The printer is also supported under Linux.
    Massive size driver downloads are usually because
    Multi language, Multi ops system, network drivers, and custom software are
    included.
     
    Chuck, Sep 1, 2009
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