Printing from laptop.

  crazychris 19:32 11 Sep 2007
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We have a Dell PC witH Dell 720 printer. My daughter has a new Toshiba laptop and wants to print out homework she's done on it. We connected the printer to the laptop and it said "found new hardware" but won't print. Any ideas? Is it possible tp print out remotely whilst the printer's still connected to the PC?

  Pineman100 19:35 11 Sep 2007

Did you load the printer's driver software onto your daughter's computer?

  crazychris 19:37 11 Sep 2007

What's that? Is it a disc? Sorry but we don't know much IT stuff at all.

  Clapton is God 20:46 11 Sep 2007

"What's that? Is it a disc?"

Yes, it is a CD - which would have been supplied with the printer and used to load the drivers onto your PC.

If, however, you've 'mislaid 'the CD click here
to download drivers from the Dell website

  crazychris 07:22 14 Sep 2007

Went to the Dell site as Clapton said but not sure if you've to pay to download printer drivers. Wasn't very clear.

  Clapton is God 07:44 14 Sep 2007

Driver download is completely free from the Dell site!

  crazychris 08:02 14 Sep 2007

Oh right thanks!!

  crazychris 08:11 14 Sep 2007

So when asking for which operating system ,as her laptop's vista is it one of those we need or still XP? The options are vista 32 bit or vista 64 bit?

  norman47 08:28 14 Sep 2007

It's probably 32bit but check.

Right click my computer and pick properties. On this page it will tell you if you have a 32 or 64 bit operating system.

  crazychris 08:35 14 Sep 2007

Cheers, will do that when she gets home at 4 with her laptop, then dl the drivers! May be back for more help later. This place is fab and so helpful so novices like me!! You guys rock!

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