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    Installed Win 7 to install printer
    Hello everyone!
    Its a pleasure to be on this board.
    I just recently switched over to Macs. Now I am going through the withdrawals of learning new ways.
    Particularly, I am trying to install my old Samsung printer. It has software that works with Mac 10.3-10.6 software or Win 7(I have OSX 10.8.3 ). As a solution, I installed Parallels and Win 7. I thought this would solve the problem. However, the Mac is not "feeling" when I am plugging in my printer. So the Printer Install Wizard in Win 7 tells me that no printer is connected.

    Can anyone help me sort this mess out? I spent the whole day looking for the solution and still had no "love".
    Thank you!

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    If your Samsung printer is not supported for use in Mountain Lion, then you have to depend entirely on the driver supplied by Parallels. Windows 7 drivers are not used by Parallels since it's being operated as a virtual machine. Your best bet is to buy another printer, one supported by Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

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    Helped if you provide printer details, however have you searched the Samsung Driver Download web site?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Thank you for your reply, guys. I looked at the Samsung website and they only had software up to OS X 10.6
    Website:
    Support - Black and White Multifunction Printers SCX-4300 | Samsung Printers

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    Second last on your linked list is for Lion OS X.7 so give that a try. Mountain Lion was a smallish upgrade of Lion.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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