printer for e-machine

July 2, 2009 at 09:09:05
Specs: Windows Vista
I HAD A DELL COMPUTER BUT GOT A E-MACHINE.I HAVE A HEWLETT PACKARD PRINTER WILL THIS WORK WITH THIS MACHINE?DO I NEED A SPECIAL CONNECTOR?OR WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO GET A NEW PRINTER?

THANK YOU TED

ted_walterscheid@yahoo.com


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#1
July 2, 2009 at 09:25:03
Read the Printer Documentation to see if cmpatible with Vista, or Contact HP for availability of Vista drivers for your printer.

I suspect the printer uses a standard USB cable, and most likely Vista will have, at least, basic drivers for HP printers.

Install the HP software, connect the printer when prompted. any incompatibility will likely produce an error that will give you some clues on what is needed to get them to work together.

One feature in the HP software is HP updates.

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#2
July 2, 2009 at 11:19:12
It doesn't matter what brand something is. Connectors are standardized in the computer industry and all computers are built to those standards. If your printer is a newer one, it probably connects to the computer via USB. All EMachines have USB ports. If your printer is older, it probably connects via parallel cable. Since this connection is old and thus is slowly being phased out, some computers are being built without a parallel connector. In this case, you can get USB to Parallel adapters that will turn a usb port into a parallel port. Check the back of your PC for a very long connector. If you see one of these, it's probably a parallel connector.

Here's what a parallel connector looks like:
http://www.ladyada.net/images/digg/...

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