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Error message when configuring printer port in windows xp

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When choosing "configure port" from the port tab on the printer properties page, we receive the following message:

"an error occurred during port configuration. operation could not be completed"

It is a lexmark network port (not standard tcp/ip), however there are no Lexmark applications installed on the PC.

I know that i could delete the printer and reinstall, but i would rather not lose the configuration since this same printer is installed on a number of laptops, each of them experiencing this same issue.
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Exactly what is the problem you are having with the printer that requires a change in the port?  I've seen several vendor-specific ports that didn't like being altered through Windows.  In many cases, I've found it easier to simply create a new port and assign the printer to that port.  After that, you can delete the old one that was having problems if you want.
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To add a little to Freeman-B, all the lexmark printers I've come across are happy to use either a TCP/IP port or the "Lexmark Lame-ass" port. I don't even know the benifits of using the Lexmark one, I always delete them straight away.
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