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[*] Post 496179 posted on 27-6-2015 at 21:50 Reply With Quote
Help me know about installing a second printer driver



I have Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3, and was using an HP printer that served me well, before I moved to the city.

The power supply to that printer was somehow separated from it, and I haven't succeeded in tracking it down, yet. I knew I would have to print some documents today, so I picked up a printer at a church thrift shop for only $4.50. It is an HP Deskjet 5150, and it is the right vintage (2003) to work with XP. I also bought a new print cartridge, since the ones in the machine may have dried out/clogged in the time of no use--who knows how long it may have been on someone's shelf before they donated it?

I still hope to find the power supply to the printer I had been using. When I download the printer driver installation file from HP for the one I just bought, will it knock off the printer driver now on the computer? Will I be choosing which driver and printer each time I want to print? Or, will each printer claim its own driver when I plug in the USB cable?

I realize XP is some years back for several of you, but I hope your memories are accurate to advise me.


If there is a likelihood that the two drivers will interfere with each somehow, I could put the next printer on another XP computer and move the driver installation file on a USB stick. (That is, unless I need to be online to do it. I only have one computer hooked up to the internet right now.)

Here's hoping one of the computer geeks is here, now or shortly.waveysmiley
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Oh! Oh! I just saw Jmb on the list!cheerieleadercheerieleadercheerieleader
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