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THE INCREDIBLY BORING ADVENTURES OUR HOME CALLOUTS
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THE INCREDIBLY BORING ADVENTURES OUR HOME CALLOUTS
PART ONE: RED ACER  XP TO 7 Upgrade with %*&£ LEXMARK PRINTER
So I recently went on a callout to a customer’s house to have a look at their laptop. I drove there in my woman’s soft-top black Audi. I had the roof down because it makes me look cool,  it was a cold summers day and wanted to look like a poser.
I waved and beeped at a few people on the way there just so they could see my muscles.  When I got to the house and seen the laptop which the customer needed upgrading. The machine was still running XP which needed upgrading ASAP as support had ran out a few weeks ago, clearly microsofts scare tact’s had worked, so i did what the cusomter asked and upgraded the laptop to windows 7

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After the upgrade I had to install drivers for this old machine, which is a nightmare. On older machines finding drivers, which are still supported, can take hours, no matter how good you are with computers. This particular laptop was an Acer Aspire One. I hate doing work on these machines because of the tiny keyboard keys and tiny touch pad. I can’t type properly on them because I had massive steroid fingers which are like uncooked Cumberland sausages. So finding drivers and typing for ages started to infuriate me. I was ready to go on a rage and smash it up like the incredible hulk. HULK SMASH!

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Most older laptops and computers are nearly impossible to find compatible drivers for. I have found it usually takes a while to find sound and display drivers. Some Older systems tend to use older peripherals too, like printers. especially older people that seem to be set in there ways become reluctant to change hardware sometime.
Now this means I have to find double the amount of drivers. Seeing as the case with older machines  the manufacturer may stop support or not really care about the older systems, (as they want to keep sales high so stopping support means £££ in there pockets) which is a headache for us people who have to use them and find them.
SOMETIMES – Most of the time the links on the manufacturers website  become dead. Some other times the driver dont even work! Leaving you stuck on a barely usable laptop or computer.

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In this case the lexmark website was down and i couldn’t get the drives ;-( sooooo I had to go to third party sites to find this driver I needed.
Scanning through the lexmark website is a nightmare and even worse most third party sites are even worse, as most of them ask you to sign up before you can download it or even pay for it!
Then people have the problem of clicking the right download link! Most of the times the ads on the page have big download buttons everywhere which are easy to mistake for the actual download link.
Clicking on these fake download links can give you spyware and make your computer infected. It took me about an hour to find the right driver for this printer.
I clicked download driver and guess what, “5 hours remaining”! No way am I going to wait that long to wait for a stupid driver to make a printer that is donkeys  years old work. I don’t have the attention span or patience for that! I have to go to the gym and flex my ego! Plus there is the possibility that the driver won’t even work. I swiftly sodded that off.
I was looking for the driver for a Lexmark z2490 wireless printer. I had another look on the manufacturer’s website and its was still down AHHHHHH . I tried their “universal driver” and guess what, that didn’t work either… oh my god. How long am I going to be doin this at this for?
ANYHOW i managed to find the drivers in our drivers archive back at the shop
Click here for X32
Click here forX64
I feel it would be my duty, as a half man half god, to share these links and even host the driver on our website (kingfishercomputers.co.uk/drivers ). Even for us it is a struggle and sometimes any little help matters. If it’s for either us professionals or the average computer user at home trying to fix their computer. It is better than nothing at all I suppose.
Just doing my part to help you as much as I can and show how good I am at computers.

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AND STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF MY BORING ADVENTURES………

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