All hardware (printers, modems, scanners and so on. and so on. require that the utility be put in to the laptop which would be using it. sometimes, living house windows (2000 up) has the drivers coated with the living house windows deploy CD, or maybe even have the drivers extra to living house windows throughout the time of its setup..and all which would be needed is connect the gadget and living house windows recognizes it and provides it to the operations. Microsoft can only contain plenty, and that they choose gadgets they sense would be around for a solid jointly as...in any different case, you will could characteristic the setup utility for the printer to permit your pc to "understand that's there". attempt connecting the pc to the printer with the aid of a USB cable and notice what happens..if the setup Wizard sees the printer and needs to place in it...carry on with with the aid of to work out what happens..if in some unspecified time interior the destiny, the Wizard needs to understand the place the drivers are at..attempt pointing (surfing) the wizard to C:Windowssystem32 (not too particular if that course is right for Vista). If the wizard fails to end the setup, ability the drivers at the instant are not on the pc and could be put in. If the setup is helpful, you may upload a USB hub to the USB ports from the laptop...then, have one extra USB cable to connect from the pc to the USB hub. i could have the foremost pc gadget became off right now, and allow the laptops USB equipment artwork the printer. (A "hub" is only a USP spliter..you have got one connection coming from the foremost machines USB port, yet then...the hub might have 4 or extra USB output ports up on the pc section the place you may get to it). There may be the thank you to setup a instant printer administration between your pc and the printer...extra modern printers have this geared up in...don't understand if there is a few instant not uncomplicated ware to try this for older printers.