Printer won't work with Vista, help

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Feb 3, 2009
  1. Link5084
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    I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate Black Edition computer (which is a custom OS). I'm also using a Windows XP computer and the printer that I'm using right now is an HP Photosmart C2580 All-In-One Printer. It is connected to the XP computer right now. When I set up my new Vista computer which had Home Basic at irst, I tried to get the printer over at the XP computer shared on this one and it worked. Then, we installed new Windows Vista Ultimate Black Edition and now it won't detect the printer at all. We tried sharing it with the right computer and printer name on the other computer but no luck. Is it because there are no printer drivers for this custom edition for Windows Vista? We tried to install all the drivers from the HP site but nothing work. How come the Vista Black Edition computer can't detect the printer on the XP computer?
     
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    Check if all the printing services are turned on in Vista as you are using a custom edition they might have been disabled.

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    1 Select Start, Control Panel.

    2 Select ‘Programs’ in the Control Panel window.

    3 Select 'Turn Windows features on or off' from the Programs and Features group.

    4 The User Account Control system will ask for permission to continue. Click the ‘Continue’ button.

    5 The Windows Features window will display.

    6 Expand the ‘Print Services’ item.

    Also try going through this guide it is long i know http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx.

    Also http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=938979 might be worth a look as amongst the problems listed it has

     
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    So how do I enable User Account Control?
     
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    In the Control panel>Security center (if it is off turn it on)
     
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    Still doesnt work man. What else is there?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Sorry for the third bump, but I really want this working
     

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