I have a Vista Home Basic computer on a (wired) network with a Windows 2000
machine. The Win2K machine has a Xerox XE90fx printer ('no longer
supported' by Xerox and the latest version not suitable for Vista), which
works fine on the Windows 2000 machine. I am trying to set up network
printing so that I can print from the Vista machine over the network. I
followed the following directions, thanks to Tom Ferguson:
> Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.
> Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in
> drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.
> A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in
The last part of the process (unstated above) is to select a 'suitable'
from a list, which is then installed on the Vista machine. To
make a long story short, I picked a driver that wasn't suitable and want to
back up and take another run at it. If I delete the printer created above
(ie. on the Vista machine) and make another attempt, it complains that I
can't add the printer because it already exists. The 'deleted' printer
seems to be gone correctly from the printer control panel but somehow the
machine 'remembers' it and thinks it is still there.
I guess I have 2 questions:
(1) How do I reinstall a printer with a different driver after it is
installed with one that doesn't work correctly?
(2) Does anybody know of a 'suitable' driver for a Xerox XE90fx printer for
use from Vista?