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Windows 7: Lexmark X74-X75 printer :-)

19 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
Lexmark X74-X75 printer :-)

Hi all,

I am not having any issues with the Lexmark printer just wanted to share some surprising info:

For giggles I decided to see if Windows 7 could use this printer as a network printer.

The Lexmark printer is hooked up to a Compaq XP Pro desktop. Since all my pc's see each other on my home network I decided to use the printer as a network printer. To my surprise when I clicked "Add Printer" in Devices and Printers Windows 7 loaded the driver for the really old Lexmark. test page worked! I could never get Vista to work with this old printer but 7 does!

I also have a HP Officejet 4315 all-in-one printer (not as old) and it works great also. Both printers are shared. Didnt have a prob sharing them either. Both are recoginized in Devices and Printers too.
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19 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

I am having trouble on my end sharing Printers in Vista. It says the driver is missing. Any suggestions?

I had it working at one point, but I forget...

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20 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hmm.... did you try clicking "Add a Printer" option on the toolbar when you click on your home network? That is how I was able to get the Lexmark printer to work. It took awhile for Vista to find and install the driver but it finally did.
Did you double check all the sharing options as well in Vista for the printer? Sometimes it is the little things we forget when setting up a network.

Also, for my HP printer to work in Vista... I had to go to HP's website for the Vista driver. By the way, what kind of printer are you trying to get working? (USB, Wireless etc...)

another thing to check is Device Manager. Does it see your printer? If it does you could always update the driver manually (maybe Windows has a compatible driver you could use)
or the ol' Windows Update option.
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20 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Well the printer is USB connected to my dad's computer running XP.

As I said, I had it working before. It is a.... something. I will try getting Vista drivers on my computer and see if that works.

Its not a big deal, because I have my own printer, but it is just bugging me...

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20 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7

Yeah... I prefer using the HP printer. I usually dont even bother with the lexmark. but it does make a good back up when HP printer out of ink
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21 Mar 2009   #6


Lexmark Z43 printer on x64 :-(
on x86 it works with old nt4 driver : -)
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31 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7
Lexmark X74-X75 as Network Printer on Windows7

I also have a Lexmark X74-X75 as a shared printer connected to a Windows XP machine. When I try installing the Lexmark as a network printer to my Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit system, the printer is found but the driver install fails (actually Windows 7 never finds a suitable driver). What was your secret to making this work?

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07 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
lexmark x75 help!

are there any drivers that will let that printer (lexmark 74/75) work on a w7 computer?? please help.... 64 bit
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15 Jun 2010   #9

windows, ubuntu

what do you mean you didn't have problems with your printer under win 7?
I have win 7 64 bit and there are no drivers from lexmark for win 7. only older, 32 bit versions. and win 7 doesn't see this printer...
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