lexmark x4650 driver not working with Windows 8



I have problems installing Lexmark x4650 on Windows 8. I picked up correct x64 win8 drivers from Lexmark website, installation runs as usual, software will be installed all looks fine, but when I try to print, I don't see my printer in the list, when I check devices - I see that Windows can not install driver for Lexmark x4650 - it say's "no driver for this device".


I've tried to use compatibility mode for setup file, Also tried win7 drivers (this printer was working just fine on win7), nothing helps.


I hope you can help me with this?




I did a-g steps before, and used Troubleshoot Compatibility for win8 driver, also for win7 driver (as it worked with win7).


Anyway, driver installation was failed every time, software was installed, working, but printer wasn't listed anywhere in software or device manager.


I did fixed the problem somehow with automatic update (right clock on device with problem, driver update), strange thing is, that Windows couldn't find the driver if software wasn't installed (if I uninstalled all what I've tried to install). But with software installed, and not working driver, Windows update somehow found some working driver.


So, in case if anyone else will have same problem with Lexmark printers working in Win8:


1. Install driver package, whatever Windows will not be able to use printer driver.

2. Make sure your Windows can download and install update without any user actions - fully automatic.

3. Right click on printer device in device manager, driver update, let windows to search for driver online.


Keep in mind, for some reason driver installation will take about 10minutes with (in my case) with automatic reboot after installed.



@ Microsoft, there are really ugly problems with drivers, with lot of devices, you should build large drivers base.

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Last updated June 4, 2018 Views 5,257 Applies to: