Originally Posted by natattack
When I put in the CD to install the software for my printer it says "your system doesn't meet one or more of the following requirements". Then there are green check marks by operating system, CPU, RAM, administration rights, free disk space, display and internet explorer. But there's a red circle with a white X in it next to USB.
Please let me know specifically what other information might be helpful for you to help me. And thanks for your time already, btw.
Ok I understood the problem. Your printer connects to a USB Port (Basically a socket / something similar to electrical socket) on the CPU. So even if you install the printer software, the printer should know how to talk to the USB Port.
USB Port drivers come in separate CD. Generally there is a motherboard CD that comes when you purchased the system. Do you have that CD?. The one you use to install sound / video and other stuff.
I am hoping Windows XP you have installed has SP2 (Service Pack 2) Installed. If not you have to install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. It's a free download from Microsoft Site.
If you have it installed then check the USB Devices first in Control Panel ---> Device Manager.
and check the status of your USB controllers(Universal Service Bus Controllers). If the USB2 Enhanced Controller has appeared without the yellow symbol, you should be ready to use USB 2.0. If there is no yellow symbol after installing SP2 or USB Drivers from motherboard CD then restart Windows XP and then try installing the printer.
That should do.