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Old 12-28-2006, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am working on a computer for a friend, a very old computer mind you, and they just bout an hp photosmart 8050. Their machine is running windows 98 and for some reason when you install the printer it is always offline. Does anyone know how to correct this problem?

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1. In the Printers Menu, click on File -> Uncheck "Work Offline".

2. Check the USB connections.
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I unchecked work offline and still nothing. I have also used the stock USB and I used one that was still in the package that i had lying around. Any other ideas? Possibily a bad printer?
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I'm honestly thinking that it's the computer. The operating system might not be supported.

Most new printers only work with Windows 2000 and up.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was thinking the same thing until I looked at the Driver disk. It says "Windows 98, Me, 200 Pro, and XP" so I am completelly at a loss
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