|Is it a usb connected printer?|
Linux should see it and use it and for that matter so should vista. It makes me think there is some issue with the usb port or bios disabled usb ports maybe.
If it is network then it should still work unless your nic is somehow different of connector off or such.
1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.