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I had a Dell printer in the closet for 2 years that came free with my Dell xp desktop. I didn't use it because I have a HP printer that works great.

Now, I want to use the dell printer with my laptop in another room and it doesn't seem to work with Vista.

I downloaded the drivers from dell.com and unzipped them and it still won't work.
Am I missing something? I also ran windows update and it says everything is updated,
 

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I went back and tried installing the Vista driver again and this time it installed differently and now works!
A message popped up this time while it was installing....something about disabling the firewall during the installation of the driver. I don't know why it didn't warn me about that last night, but I'm glad it did today. This little cheap printer really prints fast now that it has the right driver.

I just need to find out where to disable the voice that tells me "now printing" and "printing over"...that might be a Vista feature. I'll start looking.
 
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