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Seriously about to lose it with windows and my printer

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Before my computer hit its head on a wall in an attempt to kill itself while I was gone (at least that's what it seems like it did) and I had to reinstall windows, I had absolutely no problems with it.

Now I'm running Windows 7, installed from the same disk, in the same manner. I won't go into details about how it's pissing me off more every 13.4 seconds, but right now I really need the god damn wireless printer driver to install, which it won't. It won't find a printer on the network when I try to install it, so I just can't install it. It thinks there's nothing there. Does anyone know what to do?

It works on my laptop so it's just this god damn windows install that I'm about to throw out in the snow for a bird to crap on.
Edited by Minnetonka16 - 3/18/13 at 3:54pm
    
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Sorry if this seems like a stupid question...but do you have a wireless adapter card installed in your PC and if so is it working? I did look at your system specs but did not see any note about a wireless card so that is why I ask.
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My computer doesn't need to be wireless. It never has been and on my previous windows install the printer worked fine.

But forget this thread anyway, I'm switching to linux. I'm tired of this crap.
    
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Sounds more like a network problem than a windows problem.
Can you ping the printer? Either by name or by ip?
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Sounds more like a network problem than a windows problem.
Can you ping the printer? Either by name or by ip?

Yep. Get a response when pinging.
    
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I'm switching to linux. I'm tired of this crap.

If you know the IP of your printer, the trick is to create a local printer (not a network printer) and create a new TCP/IP port. I'm not sure if that's what you were doing or not.
    
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