Props to Samsung – Vista Driver Released Today

I complained a couple weeks ago about the Vista driver problems I’ve had.  Today I really had to get something printed and much to my surprise, Samsung just released a Vista driver for my ML-4500 printer.  Way to go, Samsung!  I wish it had been a few weeks ago but getting it out for the consumer release of Vista is good enough. 

This saved me a ton of hassle today!

(Link: ML-4500 Vista Driver)

  11 comments for “Props to Samsung – Vista Driver Released Today

  1. Sander
    February 21, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks a million, Derek. I’ve been looking for a Vista driver for months now

  2. Tim
    May 4, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Thanks for the link, just what I was looking for!

    I had an added boggle with my printer, in that it is a network printer attached to an XP machine across the office, and Vista attempts to download the driver from the XP machine, and won’t as it doesn’t accept kernel mode drivers. (even if you have it installed locally already)

    So, hot tip for anyone in the same situation; Install the driver from the URL above, and when it tries to detect a local printer, hit the ‘no’ button to carry on regardless. You now have the driver, so all you need is to hook up to your network printer, so, get a cmd box up (you will need to enable this in Vista too, Start button, right click the background and select ‘properties’, ‘start menu’ tab, ‘customise’ button, and scroll down to towards the bottom and check the ‘run command’ box. OK back out. OK, so open that CMD box, and type;

    net use lpt1: /delete
    net use lpt1: \\pcname\sharename

    and send a test doc from your ‘local’ printer, and it should print out just dandy.

  3. Tim
    May 4, 2007 at 7:02 am

    Uh, meant to add, you need to substitute the name of the pc sharing the printer in ‘pcname’ and the name of the printer for ‘sharename’ above. I guess not everyone is old and crusty and used to use Lan Manager!

  4. j.m
    July 24, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    I am having horrible trouble trying to get vista to recognize my samsung 2010ml laser printer. i even dowloaded the driver from the samsung website for vista x64 which is what i have but after dowloading driver i get a “not compatable with a policy enabled on your computer that blocks nt.4.0 drivers” then it just fails to install.
    I also tried the most related printers already preinstaklled drivers on vista in the control panel and it wont ditect that either.
    can anyone please help? anyone encounter he same problem i have encountered?
    please contact me at [email protected].
    any help or suggestions will be appreciated.

  5. shef
    September 4, 2007 at 4:45 am

    Hi guys

    I’m having exactly the same problem as ‘j.m said’, i download the driver from the website but then when it comes to running it i get the not compatible message as well.

    i’m not particularly tech savvy and so would appreciate any advice on how to overcome this – thanks so much!

  6. Asim
    November 15, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Hey Guys

    Derek that link you gave for the ml 4500 driver it takes me to a support page, have they took the driver off the website? #how can i get it now can anybody help me or send it me?

  7. Ted
    October 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    hey derek, thanks for doing this!
    i can’t get my computer to recognize the printer, though… doesn’t seem to work at all. the driver is there, but any time i plug the printer in, vista tells me that no printer is attached.

    any ideas?

  8. Roberto
    March 17, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Samsung ML-1210

    from Italy

  9. Lois
    November 3, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I’m not seeing the driver when I click on the link. Only thing showing is toner. Please help with ML-4500 vista driver

  10. Pete Wood
    August 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Tim, you are a god. Your post on May 4, 2007 at 6:59 am works perfectly.

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