Hi, I bought a Dell Inspiron 620 (with Win7) and a Dell V715w printer (advertised to be compatible with Win7) to go with it. I set both up together. I installed the driver using the disk provided with the printer. I chcked for updates to the driver at the time of installation, it said no updates were available. OK, so everything seemed to go well, and the printer seems to work, except for a few flakey things. The printer setup placed an icon on my desktop called "Launch Dell Printer Home", When I click on the icon, I get a window that says "No compatible printers are installed". It doesn't say what the incompatibility is with. I tried to fix it by reinserting the setup disk, and doing a repair installation. Nothing changed (but at least it didn't get worse. Anybody have any idea what's going on here, and how I fix it?
Uninstall the printer in programs and features.
Restart your computer. Check to see if the printer was removed. Manual Printer Driver Removal If the printer is still there, then right click on it, then left click remove device.
That should give you a clean start to install the printer.
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Is the Dell V715w Printer connected with the usb cable or using the wireless adapter? If the adapter, what color is the adapter on the printer?
What virus program and firewall are you using?
Try running System Information REMOVE YOUR PRODUCT ID and post the rest of the information back here.
Do you have the printer disk?
MyV715w printer is connected wirelessly. The color of the WiFi status indicator on the front of the printer is solid green.
I'm using Microsoft Secrity Essentials and the Windows firewall.
Systinfo.txt data follows:
Host Name: SHELQUIS3
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Larry
Registered Organization: Microsoft
Original Install Date: 12/13/2011, 12:04:35 AM
System Boot Time: 1/4/2012, 10:05:46 AM
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 620
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
: Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~3001 Mhz
BIOS Version: Dell Inc. A03, 9/29/2011
Windows Directory: C:\Windows
System Directory: C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone: (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Total Physical Memory: 8,105 MB
Available Physical Memory: 5,367 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 16,207 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 13,330 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 2,877 MB
Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Logon Server: \\SHELQUIS3
Hotfix(s): 70 Hotfix(s) Installed.
Network Card(s): 3 NIC(s) Installed.
: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Connection Name: Local Area Connection
Status: Media disconnected
: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection
DHCP Enabled: Yes
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection 2
Yes, I have the printer disk.
First run Delete Print Jobs to remove any stuck print jobs from the queue.
Make sure the printer is NOT attached to the computer with a usb cable.
Start, control panel, programs and features, Dell V715w Printer, uninstall.
Restart your computer. Make sure the printer was removed. Manual Printer Driver Removal
With the computer online, insert the printer disk. Choose network and select add aditional computer, then follow the instructions.
Also try reading...
Allow Printer past Microsoft Essentials
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home PremiumOS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601OS Manufacturer: Microsoft CorporationOriginal Install Date: 12/13/2011, 12:04:35 AMSystem Boot Time: 1/4/2012, 10:05:46 AMSystem Manufacturer: Dell Inc.System Model: Inspiron 620System Type: x64-based PCProcessor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed. : Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~3001 MhzBIOS Version: Dell Inc. A03, 9/29/2011System Locale: en-us;English (United States)Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)Time Zone: (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)Network Card(s): 3 NIC(s) Installed. : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Connection Name: Local Area Connection Status: Media disconnected : Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection DHCP Enabled: Yes DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1 IP address(es) : 192.168.1.7 : fe80::18aa:5efc:58f8:f334 : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection 2 Status: Media disconnected
In your third step, to uninstall the printer.....Is that the same as "remove device"? That's what I see when I right click the printer in Devices and Printers.
Thanks Rick. That did the job.
Glad you got it working! Thanks for posting back.