I think the Dell tech is talking a load of (expletive deleted, fill in what
Dell computers running Home Premium should not differ from any other
computer running Home Premium. I still keep UAC enabled on ALL my PCs, and
all of them print just fine, albeit none of them are Dell units and I do not
have any Dell printers (which are actually rebadged Lexmark units if they
are inkjet all in ones).
Without looking at the PC in question, I don't know what bloatware Dell
installed on it... and I would suspect it was one of those programs stopping
the printing, rather than UAC. Is your friend an Administrator? Even if
he/she is not, once the Administrator has installed the printer correctly,
any User should be able to print just fine.
Do you have a printer you could take to your friend's home and try to
install it (temporarily) on their PC? At least then we can narrow down the
problem to either the setup of printer OR the setup of the PC. If you do
this, remember to take the latest Vista drivers for the printer with you!
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
"swiftflo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>A friend of mine (genuinely) has a Dell Inspiron 531 computer connected to
>a Dell AIO 948 printer and running Vista Home Premium. He has has loads of
>problems with the printing from this set up.
> Yesterday after the third call by Dell to try and sort out the printer
> problems the Tech. support man turned off UAC and again the printer
> printed okay, from MS works, Paint Shop Pro, Windows Photo gallery and
> would print out from Windows Mail. My friend was told by the tech. guy
> that Dell computers have a problem with printing with UAC turned on and
> until Microsoft come up with an answer the printer will only work this
> What do you think.