I bought Windows 8 Pro for a laptop with Vista. Now my Dell V515W All-in-One Printer does not always work. How can this be fixed?

My laptop had Vista 32 bit originally and it crashed last August. I reinstalled Vista but it messed up the ethernet and  could not get online. I found Windows 8 Pro pretty cheap and bought it. It fixed the ethernet problem but now my printer does not always work. I have a Dell All-In-One V515W printer and have tried downloading the Windows 7 drivers, but I am still having some problems. Can anybody help?

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 39 Applies to:

Hi Jim,


Welcome to Microsoft Community forums and posting your query.


From the description that you have posted, I understand that the Dell printer connected to your Windows 8 Computer doesn’t work properly.


Let us follow the methods given below and try to fix this issue.


I would suggest you to download Windows 8 compatible drivers and try installing it.


Refer to the link given below to install the Printer driver which is compatible with Windows 8.




Follow the instructions provided in the article given below.


Fix printer problems




Also refer to the article given below.


How to solve printing problems in Windows




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