...and what shows up in the "Printers" folder now.. At this point, I would start anew.. Turn off the printer and unplug the USB cable from the printer.. Next, open the "Printers" folder and remove/uninstall the printer, then turn restart the computer. After the computer is restarted, then turn on the printer, wait for it to get fully "on", then plug in the USB cable ito the computer.. Vista "should" recognize the printer and automatically install the correct driver..
If it doesn't, it might be possible to manually install the driver assuming that it truly is located on the upgraded "Ultimate" machine.. Examine the driver location for the other computer running "Vista Premium", then see if the same file is located on the "Ultimate" computer.. If it is, then you should be able to manually direct the search for the driver by choosing "Have Disc" during the installation process when you plug in the USB cable and direct the driver search to the correct location.
Hope this helps.
recently i upgraded my families computer up to Windows Vista Ultimate ( 32 bit) and all went very smoothly. But one error did ocurr , now vista fails to install the driver for my families hp deskjet 3650 printer. According to some hp reps and their website the driver is built into vista and it should be loaded by its self. But when i plug in the printer to my laptop with vista premium it installed and worked just fine.
my question is is there a way i can copy the driver from my laptop over to there desktop. Or if you know a way or place i can download it (hp reps said there was no place to download the driver and told me it was not there problem but Microsoft). Maybe a generic driver as they only need it for very simple printing.
Or should i just buy them a new printer
Gateway 812m, 2gb ram, Vista Ultimate, FX 5200
My laptop is :
HP DV2200 cto, 1.5 gb ram, Vista Premium, Geforce 7200