Not enough memory to complete this operation (adding a printer with Vista)

Trying to install my Lexmark X215 multi-function printer results in this error message under Vista:
Windows cannot connect to the printer.  There is not enough memory to complete this operation.  Please close some programs and try again.

I don’t know the actual cause, as I have 3GB of memory installed, but this workaround works:

  1. Select “Add New Printer”
  2. Select “Local Printer” instead of “Add Network Printer”
  3. Select “Add New Port”
  4. For the port name, type in the network path to your printer.
    ie. \\homeprintbox\lexmark
  5. Click Next, and follow the remaining prompts.

And this is not the only way to resolve the problem. Over at, Simon writes about another way to solve the issue.  The printer he was having problems with was a Samsung ML-1710. Error when connecting to a shared printer with Vista

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