1.    29 Sep 2017 #1
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    How do I use Lexmark X2550 printer with windows 10


    Hi,

    I'm using Windows 10 Home edition. How can I use my Lexmark x2550 with Windows 10. I installed the Lexmark 2500 series driver but it is not recognized.. I also tried the Lexmark support site (http://support.lexmark.com/index?loc...EXMARK_X2550#2)

    Anyone have any info?
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  2.    29 Sep 2017 #2
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    Sadly your printer doesn't support windows 10. That said you have 2 options, 1 you can try to install driver/software under compatibility mode for windows 7 and hopefully that will work. Otherwise it's option 2 which is buy a printer that works with windows 10.
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  3.    03 Oct 2017 #3
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    I installed the software under compatility mode but it didn't work.

    Thank you...
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  4.    03 Oct 2017 #4
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    Lexmark made nice printers, I have the X5250 - trouble free and ink cartridges that don't dry out, even if not used for a month or so. Trouble is they are not supported on W10 (mine's on an old XP box, I have to print to pdf in W10 to be able to use it). Also the replacement cartridges are becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to source (I have to use 3rd-party refills now). Time (for both of us) to look for a replacement.
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  5.    03 Oct 2017 #5
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    This is a bit of a long shot: a manual installation of the Win7 drivers.

    Download the Win7 drivers, appropriate to your version of Win10 (32 or 64 bit).

    Extract the contents using 7Zip. (The download is a .exe, a self-extracting archive.) Go to the folder drivers/winxp_2k. Right click on LXDDprc.inf. Choose install. Pray.

    The fact that there are no drivers in the Windows Update catalog for the X2550 makes me suspect that it's time for a printer supported by its maker for Windows 10. (I've have good luck with support from Brother.)
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  6.    19 Oct 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    This is a bit of a long shot: a manual installation of the Win7 drivers.

    Download the Win7 drivers, appropriate to your version of Win10 (32 or 64 bit).

    Extract the contents using 7Zip. (The download is a .exe, a self-extracting archive.) Go to the folder drivers/winxp_2k. Right click on LXDDprc.inf. Choose install. Pray.

    The fact that there are no drivers in the Windows Update catalog for the X2550 makes me suspect that it's time for a printer supported by its maker for Windows 10. (I've have good luck with support from Brother.)
    I did exactly what you said but it didn't work either.

    But I resolved the problem by installing Windows 7 with drivers for Lexmark X 2500 Series in Oracle VM VirtualBox.. now I need to buy X2550 cartridge..
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  7.    19 Oct 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Lexmark made nice printers, I have the X5250 - trouble free and ink cartridges that don't dry out, even if not used for a month or so. Trouble is they are not supported on W10 (mine's on an old XP box, I have to print to pdf in W10 to be able to use it). Also the replacement cartridges are becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to source (I have to use 3rd-party refills now). Time (for both of us) to look for a replacement.
    hi Bree,
    Are you saying that in order to use the printer in W10, I have to print to pdf?
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