I need to know how to connecti an old computer to a new prin

January 1, 2020 at 14:35:16
Specs: Windows 10
I have a new computer and printer however I have an old computer which I still need to print from for bookkeeping for my church. I had a brother printer it connected to with a cable. I purchased
a new HP printer due to high costs of cartridges however the new printer will not work with the old computer ?

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#1
January 1, 2020 at 15:02:29
Exact model of (both) printers will be useful; as wil be the make/model of both computers.

If the printer is too olde there may not be drivers for it in win-10...

If the computer is running an older version of windows, the newer printer may not have drivers for that version...


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#2
January 1, 2020 at 15:28:14
Thank you for the information. I guess the drivers are the problem and I have o way of putting them on old computer. I appreciate your response.

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#3
January 1, 2020 at 15:38:18
Possibly... but perhaps give us the details as requested, and possibly... (one never knows) there may be solutions for both printers.

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#4
January 1, 2020 at 16:02:13
It could be a drivers issue. Without knowing makes/models, anything we tell you is just a guess. Are you able to connect the new printer's cable to the old computer? Or is the computer so old it doesn't have the proper type of port?

What about putting the file that needs to be printed on a USB flash drive or CDRW disc & then printing from the newer computer?


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#5
January 1, 2020 at 16:32:43
We still need the printer model number. Also, is it windows xp or windows 10 you need the driver for?

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#6
January 1, 2020 at 18:49:11
Thanks for your help.

The printer that worked with the old and new computers is a Brother MFC J4500W

The new printer that will not work with the old computer is HP Office Jet 5212

It is Windows XP I need the drive for. Both work fine on my computer with Windows 10. The Windows XP I don't have connected to internet. It is strictly for my church business I take care of.

The old computer is a Dell desk top.

My computer is a HP Lap top I just purchased last May. The Brother printer which may be 3 years old worked on both computers with the cord I had hooked up. The HP will not work with cord.

I have all the ports I need as I had the Brother hooked up to both computers. I thought of that but don't know how to put the drivers on a USB drive. I am not too tech smart as you can probably tell.


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#7
January 1, 2020 at 18:52:06
You guys are so nice to be so supportive with my issue

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#8
January 1, 2020 at 19:24:57
This is the driver download page for that model:

https://support.hp.com/us-en/driver...

You may need to change the windows version so it shows the right drivers. You probably just need the 'basic' drivers. Click 'Driver-product installation software' and then 'basic drivers'.


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#9
January 1, 2020 at 20:52:17
Ok I did all that but it said the 64 bit would not go on that computer and would need 32 - whatever that means? I did not see a 32 download. I probably won't be on any more this eve as have to work but I will check and see if you have any other insight tomorrow. Thanks for your kindness. This is really a great site.

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#10
January 1, 2020 at 22:31:39
When you change the OS the options should show both 32 and 64 bit XP drivers (at least it does when I do it). If for some reason they don't show, the 32 bit file name should be 'OJ5200_Basicx86_44.4.2678.exe' and this should be a direct download:

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/soft...

Also you apparently need XP service pack 3 installed. If you've kept up with the updates it is probably already installed.

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#11
January 3, 2020 at 15:19:21
Sorry I have not responded. I am just not smart enough to set this printer up even with all your help. I worked 2 hours on it today to no avail. I appreciate your help and for trying. I just don't know how to do this,
I will sign up on facebook to your website as maybe I will pick up some tips now and then.

I appreciate you!


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#12
January 3, 2020 at 15:44:01
I think the easiest way is to download the file on the windows 10 computer and then copy it to a cd. Then (usually) with the printer attached to the xp computer you run the downloaded file on the cd. As you run the downloaded file it may give you additional instructions.

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#13
January 3, 2020 at 17:26:58
On some of the older HP driver installs, the procedure responded better if you copied the downloaded file to the computer on which it's to be installed rather than run it from the cd you originally copied it to. As I recall it would try to write to the installation drive which wouldn't work with a regular cd-r disk.

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#14
January 3, 2020 at 18:43:29
I saved it to a disc as you suggested and try to run it on the older computer. It still will not print. I am farther than I was as it least it is trying to install. I also tried downloading to the old computer by a flash drive. I may not be putting on the computer in the correct place. Thanks

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#15
January 3, 2020 at 20:57:38
Is the flash drive large enough to hold the entire file and does the xp computer see it OK? (I had an older xp computer that wouldn't recognize large flash drives.)

If you drag the file to the xp desktop from either the flash drive or cd you'll be able to see it and won't have to wonder where it ended up.

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#16
March 16, 2020 at 14:58:54
Connect the printer as before. Then go to printers> Add a printer. Windows 10 will search for a printer. If it comes back no printer found, then select> "the printer that I want isn't listed". Then enter the model and follow the prompts.

Don't sell your self short. Every one here has been where you are. 90% is reading the screens thoroughly. Think positive.


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