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Default printer issue with Windows 8

Q: Default printer issue with Windows 8

Hello all!

I just installed the RP and loving it. The only issue I have is that I cannot set my default printer! The option isnt even available when you right click the printer. I know from experience, if you are logged in as a temp profile, you cannot perform any actions such as this. I think I might BE logging in with a temp profile, but under users it shows my name, and administrator so Im confused. Any ideas??

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A: Default printer issue with Windows 8

Where are you right clicking? You have tried Control Panel - Devices and printers?

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Hello,
I have a printer HP PSC 1510. It works fine except when I turn it in, it ALWAYS prints by default a couple of pages. I would like to not have those default pages to be print when the printer start. I tried to look in the printer properties but could not find the option 'do not print default pages when started'. Can anyone help me?
Thank you in advance for your support.
 

A:Printer HP PSC 1510 - Default Page Printing Issue

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Hi to all.

I am having an annoing problem with shared printers.

The user that share a printer lose the default printer in any case when another user print on this shared and it turn immediatly default printer only for the user that share the printer.

The printer shared is a label printer without network port and all was working very well before this , in my opinion, unusefull improve.

All user have the " not manage default option" , win 10 pro but seems that "default option" do not effect at all with shared printers.

It is clear that is a very bad working for the sharing printer user that have to check every time what the actual default printer.

any suggestion or is it a win 10 bug ?

ciao

A:Shared printer problem with windows 10 printer default manage

Not a Windows bug. Helps to know the model and manufacturer of thr label printer.

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Hello again

Thanks to this forum over last two weeks I have now set up my new laptop - but there are just two further poinst I need help with.

1. When I went to print a PDF yesterday I had a problem as my HP5520 attached printer did not show! It only showed as an email printer? However when I clicked on 'more' below this it appeared and I was able to print my document.

The problem is that when I went back in next time I had to do the same. Can I somehow make this the default printer as I use to in Windows 7 then it would appear at the top of the list in future when I press Cntl/P?

2. On my previous Win7 laptop I was able to see all my programs in a list thru 'start' inc accessories and tools such as clean up and defrag. Try as I might I cannot sem to find this list anymore.

Thanks everyone

A:Making a printer 'default' in Windows 8.1

Maybe try---






tools such as clean up and defrag



edit---

A simple test I did was with Notepad---

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Hi all,

I have 2 pc's both running windows 10 and 1 of the pc's has 2 printers installed.

The samung printer is default and a zebra thermal printers is the other printer.

The problem i have is that the other network pc which access's the printers keeps changing the default printer.

I have changed the "let windows manage my default printer" settings on both pc's but still it keeps changing the default printer.

Any ideas please as doing my nut in !

Thanks

A:default printer keeps changing in windows 10 despite changes

W10 has the ability to sync settings between devices and this is may be what is happening. In the screen below the Other Windows settings category does include printer settings so you could try turning it off and see if it makes a difference.

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I have to keep resetting my default printer in Windows 7. This happens at home with my Oki C5100 and at work with a Lexmark C544. I will go to print a document and get a message that I must choose a printer, and I'll need to reset the default. Is there a fix for this?

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I'm a client support technician at a hospital with 3000+ PC's, 90+ % of them being Windows XP... the other techs and I have had this problem for months now where random computers will lose the default printer checkmark (no printer has the checkmark) and users cannot set a default printer nor print, unless the techs reset the print spooler service or re-install a printer (which in effect resets the print spooler service anyway). This seems to be independent of hardware or specific software or whether or not it is an autologin profile. Several of us have spent hours on Google trying to find anyone who has a similar situation, but to no avail... the closest we have come is to seeing that it is possible that, if the profile is sufficiently large, the profile is still loading when the print spooler tries to start but, since the profile is still loading, the service never starts... we have looked at a couple machines that this has happened on and the profile in question was indeed large (>500MB), but I have just seen the same issue on a machine where the associated profile was relatively small (<80MB). We know it is not a computer-specific issue because given one PC, one user will have the problem, but another user logs in and the problem isn't there.

Out of 4000 or so PCs, this has only happened on about 25-30 in our environment...

Any thoughts?
 

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Hey guys,

Windows 7 had a feature where windows would select your default printer based on which network you are logged onto.

I cannot seem to find this feature in windows 10 for the life of me.

Has it been removed? I'm hoping it hasn't or there is at least some kind of registry hack to bring it back. What they seemed to have replaced this feature with "last printer used turns into default printer" is absolutely useless in my opinion. I can think of very few scenarios where that is actually helpful.

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I found this threat on the site and I am having the exact same problem with client PC's at the credit union where I work. Does anybody have any ideas on a fix?

"I'm a client support technician at a hospital with 3000+ PC's, 90+ % of them being Windows XP... the other techs and I have had this problem for months now where random computers will lose the default printer checkmark (no printer has the checkmark) and users cannot set a default printer nor print, unless the techs reset the print spooler service or re-install a printer (which in effect resets the print spooler service anyway). This seems to be independent of hardware or specific software or whether or not it is an autologin profile. Several of us have spent hours on Google trying to find anyone who has a similar situation, but to no avail... the closest we have come is to seeing that it is possible that, if the profile is sufficiently large, the profile is still loading when the print spooler tries to start but, since the profile is still loading, the service never starts... we have looked at a couple machines that this has happened on and the profile in question was indeed large (>500MB), but I have just seen the same issue on a machine where the associated profile was relatively small (<80MB). We know it is not a computer-specific issue because given one PC, one user will have the problem, but another user logs in and the problem isn't there.

Out of 4000 or so PCs, this has only hap... Read more

A:Windows XP default printer checkmark disappears

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Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I understand that Windows 10 has a new feature that automatically sets your effective default printer to the last device used (unless you explicitly turn OFF the "Let Windows manage my default printer" feature). I have turned this feature OFF (and checked that it is off a thousand times (slight exaggeration).

However Windows keeps moving my default printer to my DYMO label printer. Every other day when I do a Quick Print of a WORD document it prints to my DYMO label printer instead of the printer I have set as my default (Dell 2155 laser printer) -- and spits out multiple DYMO labels with the contents of my WORD doc.

I had experienced a similar problem on work PC when Windows 10 was first installed. Our IT folks searched for a solution for 2 weeks (and yes the new Windows feature was turned OFF) but after trying several fixes they gave up and did a clean re-install of Windows 10 which fixed the problem.

With this success at work with a clean install last weekend I bit the bullet and did a full clean C Drive format and full re-install of Windows 10 (including a re-format of my C drive) but the problem is back!

I wondered if Windows was missing my turned OFF feature however when I do a test of using the DYMO Printer it does not move the default printer to the DYMO -- so at the very least the problem is not caused everytime I print to the DYMO label printer. Also, when you turn ON the "Let Windows manage my default printer" the... Read more

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Hi, having some problems with Windows Default scanner interface. Epson SX410 networked printer (connected to a router and serves a number of PC's, all Win7 64bit).

We have some specific software used to scan customer information into the program, sadly its been designed to use Windows default scanner interface.

The scanner does work through Epson Scan, and a few months ago I had successfully added so it functioned through "Scanners and Camera", accept since then the router has been swapped and for the life of me I can't figure out what, and how I'd managed to do it?

The device is simply not detected by "Microsoft Scan Service".

So the scanner works fine, accept not through the default windows 7 scanning software which is what I need.

Any suggestions?

Ive tried obviously re-adding the printer.

Thanks, James

A:Epson BX310 network printer - windows default scanner.

Hello and welcome Gorlist mate rather obvious I know but have you tried reinstalling the drivers??
Epson Stylus SX410 : Drivers & Software

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I hooked up a printer to my grandmother's laptop. Everything installed fine and it is set to be the default printer. However, whenever we hit the print button in whatever program we're using an error message pops up and tells us that no default printer is selected. Furthermore, when I check the print dialog box the installed printer is selected in the drop down menu, but the print button in the same window refuses to light up. I'm guessing this might have to do with old drivers, but if not how do I get the printer to be recognized as default. The printer is a Lexmark x1270 and she's running Vista Home. Thanks all.
 

A:Default printer is not being recognized as the default printer.

You probably need the updated driver.

Try here:
http://windows-vista-updates.blogspot.com/2007/09/lexmark-x1270-vista-driver.html
 

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Our environment:
Users
Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit; users have roaming profiles and folder redirection enabled. MS Office 2010 Professional is installed (with default settings). Users access an in-house application via RemoteAPP.
Server
Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise DC at each office; server has print server role enabled and printers
were originally deployed via a GPO.
Issue
Users set their default network printers; however, upon a reboot their default printer switches to OneNote. Users may have anywhere from one to five network printers deployed via GPO (this was the original configuration), and they manually selected which
was their default network printer.
After several weeks of hunting down the issue, we decided to remove the printer deployment GPO. We assisted our users to manually add their network printers; the users selected their default network printer, but once again after login out for the day (or
a reboot) their default printer switches back to OneNote.
I've read some of the threads in this forum about this issue, but none of those suggestions seem to help our issue.

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Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe


Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?



How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print
Your printer should appear

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Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?

A:Default network printer randomly defaults to the adobe PDF printer

Originally Posted by eichenbe


Hi Guys,

I'm getting quite frustrated with this issue and wondering if anyone has seen it, and able to resolve the issue. The issue is I have a network printer selected as the default in Windows 10. I have the option "Let Windows manage my default printer" turned off. At one point randomly, the default printer goes back to the Adobe PDF as the default.

Steps taken:

* I have checked the registry settings to ensure that the options "let Windows manage my default printer" is switched off. I can confirm this.
* Switched the default printer back to the network printer and performed a reboot. The network printer remains as the default. At some point of the day it goes back to Adobe PDF.
* Had a Microsoft support dude to look at the issue, but he has no idea either.

A few of my pilot users has also experience the same issue. Any ideas anyone?



How mine is set up is
In settings
Go to Printer icon
Make sure your named printer is in default.
Turn on let Window manage your default printer.

Printer - Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer

That way if your printer you named was the last one used
The next time you go to print
Your printer should appear

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Alright so at my stupidity I was following the instructions of a xbox live support representive with my xbox app they told me to run a powershell command that deleted all my apps and then run this other powershell command to restore my apps. I have been trying to get my apps to restore ever since then and I have no restore points to go back to or anything. The only option is to restore windows 10 which I do not want to go through the trouble of doing that.

So basically here is the situation when I run the command in powershell to get the apps back it comes back like this.
https://i.gyazo.com/d59f0dae7aabedd0...4b4f0afeab.png
It does that for every app.

Now my apps also look like this in the start menu.
https://gyazo.com/96f5a9bbd56fb972c5b42ec5d6b42c15

I have tried all of these solutions please let me know if i missed something.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/window...ing-windows-10
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/reinst...pps-windows-10
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/reset-windows-store-cache

A:Windows 10 Default apps issue

Power shell has a bug in it since last upgrade and members have posted warning about it I believe.
Look in my signature about how to do a SFC Command repair
Also an in place upgrade keeping all your settings

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Like it says in the topic description, "I have a large, bulky font set as default causing problems," but I am not positive. Its kinda hard to explain but it all happened when I installed a large font pack to my windows fonts folder. I was experiencing problems so I tried to remove as many as possible to clean it up a bit. Now I am having problems using my Cyberlink powerDVD program because I cant even see all the options!!Default Cyberlink powerDVD settings image : http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/874/cyber...erdvdplayer.pngThumbnail : Mine : http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9503/helpbwt.pngThumbnail : As you can see the font takes up so much room I cant even see all the options. I guarantee you it has nothing to do with my windows skin or the difference in of the program in the picture, as I am having problems with other programs too, such as Ventrilo.Someone please help me fix this issue so I can change the settings of my movies!!

A:Windows Default Font Issue?

What font size do you have selected in Display Properties?

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Hi, running windows 8.1 and i use 3 browsers, my main (default) is Opera, the issues i have are opera is set as default browser in opera settings, but for instance when checking emails say overclockers uk i see something catches my eye, i click it and link opens in opera, not in win 8.1, it pops a box up asking how do you want to open this type of link, firefox, google chrome or look for app in dam app store
http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/t..._19_58_883.jpg

i go to setup default programs to set associations and guess what, opera is not in the list
http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/t..._20_48_995.jpg
all help well appreciated

pc setup
window 8.1 pro n x64
i7 4770k
msi z87-gd65 gaming mobo
8 gig 2x4 xtreem lv 2133 xmp
msi gtx 770 gaming
ssd's n so on

A:Opera browser set as default issue - not listed in default

It is in mine:



I have Opera set as default in all 3 settings.

Perhaps reinstall Opera ?

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Why does my default printer keep changing to microsfot XP printer? I have tried deleting it changing it and every time with in a matter of hours it changes back. I am running the windows 10

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I am running Nt 4, sp6. I have Winfax and an HP 1100 installed as printers. The HP has always been the default printer, but in the last few weeks it suddenly won't stay as the default. Every time I login, the system suddenly thinks that there is no default printer. Also, when I do set it as the default, the printer icon doesn't change to show the icon with the checkmark, although a check mark does appear next to the "set as default" on the right-click drop-down menu. After I reboot, it is gone again. Any ideas?
 

A:Default printer won't stay default

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When I am adding more words in the dictionary by using the following spell check file ( C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Spelling\en-US\default.dic), the words are not recognized by the spell check in the store app when the file size exceeds 1 MB. If you add the same words with 1Mb file size in the MS-word custom.dic then it is working fine. why the window 8/8.1 store app is not recognized if the (default.dic) file size exceeds 1 MB. is there any solution to overcome this issue in the windows 8/8.1 store app?

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The printer is an old HP LaserJet P2015 connected to a Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) machine.  Every morning, when the user boots the computer up and logs in, that printer will show as an unknown device under Devices and Printers.  The actual printer
icon for the P2015 will be grayed out.  If you just turn the printer off and back on the unknown device goes away, and the P2015 icon will go back to ready.  I have tried multiple USB cable and ports on the computer and a powered USB hub.  I've
tried multiple drivers, and the only one that really wants to work is the actual HP driver for the P2015 (which took a while to find).  The HP universal print drivers all have their own quirks with it.  I've adjusted power setting for maximum efficiency,
ran sfc /scannow, ran chkdsk /r, and some other things that I cannot remember.  Is there anything I can try that I didn't list?

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In device manager my printer, HP Laser Jet 1320 is "working properly" but it doesn't show in printers and faxes. Has anyone had similar issues in windows 7? Regards, Max.
 

A:Windows 7 printer issue

hi have a look here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/
 

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I can't seem to find anything about my specific problem. I had an HP PSC 2410 all-in-one series printer connected to a Dlink print server. The printer started making terrible noises when it started up, so I disconnected it and reconnected an old deskjet instead. I recently fixed the all-in-one (turned out i just needed to clean the scanning glass and mirrors), but the print server no longer powers up. Now here's the real issue:

I can't get the printer to install locally via USB port. I was finally able to delete the network printer (it kept coming back after reboot, offline), but I can' get Windows to auto-detect and install the drivers. I can't even download the drivers from the HP website because they aren't available (windows update only). I can't manually add the printer either, because the virtual USB port is unavailable. I'd really like to get this printer running again, especially because I brought it back from the dead and I really need to scanner. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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on windows 8 client machine usb printer driver needs to install everyday after every reboot

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Ok I have an HP deskjet 3520 that is hooked into my FreeBSD server. The FreeBSD is all good and not one problem there. Now the problem is trying to get it to use on XP sp2 boxes. I can not see it in network places and I have tried to add it via local port method that has worked before but it says my local port is access denied. How do I turn it on?
 

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Hello,

We have a W7 printer issue as follows: My wife and I both have W7 Home Premium, 64bit, machines networked together. She has an HP PhotoSmart 7600 printer. I can see it and print to it from my network connection. I can print plain paper or photo paper from my machine. My wife however can only print plain paper from her machine. She cannot print pictures. We went through the driver replacement/refresh recommended by HP and rebooted the machine. It immediately recognized the printer as an HP PhotoSmart 7660.

I can print fine from my machine over the network but she still cannot print pictures. Anybody have any ideas?
 

A:Windows 7 Printer Issue

The HP Photosmart 7600 series printer has 2 models:

7655

7660

You apparently have the latter model.

The "solve a problem" and "How to" sections may be helpful to you.

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on windows 8 client machine usb printer driver needs to install everyday after every reboot

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I have a HP Photosmart 8250 attached to a Linksys wireless print server. Everything works great except that the Photosmart keeps taking the default role. The printer is installed on 6 workstations and it happens on all of them. I've tried reinstalling the print driver and the print server driver. Any suggestions?

A:My printer keeps making itself the default printer

........ .......

How many other printers do you have?

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i have win 7 professional and there are 2 printers connected to it.one is by USB connection another is network printer.
I have set the USB connected printer as the default printer .but always the last used printer comes as the default printer.
if i have done the printing from the network printer and next time when i do printing it will point to the network printer rather than pointing to the USB printer which is set  as default printer.

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Well after spending about 20 hours of my life on researching this problem online and trying all kinds of "fixes" I am turing to this board for help.

I have a Gateway FX 6802 - 64 bit computer running Windows 7. Brand new - purchased 2 months ago. I also have an Epson 1280 printer which I have had for years. When I initially set the computer up, I just plugged in the printer via USB and it found the drivers and worked. No issues. Epson doesn't have drivers for the 1280 for Windows 7 anyway...but I had 2 months of no issues.

A few days ago, I noticed when I went to print something from my Microsoft Home and Student Word 2007 program, it wouldn't print. It said my print spooler was not on. I researched and went through the steps to get it back on, and to clear out ther files in my system32/spool/printer folder and then turned it back on via services.msc. Here is the strange part.

I can print any Word docs that I created previosuly within the past 2 months, or docs I created prior to getthing this computer. No problem. I can print photos. I can print PDF files. The only time I run into an issue is when I go into Word 2007 to create a new doc. It won't print. It shuts the spooler off. I'll have the print spooler window open and I will watch it - once I hit the print button in a NEW document - it changes status from started to stopped. Then, I have to clear out the printers folder in the system32/spool/printers which will contain 2 files usually named something such as... Read more

A:Windows 7 Printer Spool Issue - PLEASE help.

Hey Robsmail,
That is a nasty problem.

If you have your Office installation disk, try repairing or reinstalling MS Word. It might have just been a bad install.

~Lordbob

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I had a problem with my HP printer not scanning via the wireless network even thought it did in the past. I could print wirelessly. The ADD/REMOVE program wouldn't allow me uninstall it came up with an installation error when trying to do so.I then went onto a HP forum to try and get help and was directed towards deleting the HP files and downloading the HP driver from scratch. Afetr manually deleting the HP folders/files and downloading the relevant full HP driver I now get an installation error when trying to install the printer. I am now at a point that the PC doesn't even recognise the printer on the network and I can't install the driver. Is this something to do with the ADD/REMOVE program not being able to uninstall properly?
 

A:Solved: Windows XP/Printer Issue

Trying to remove a program manually is always a bad idea. You can never find everything that needs to be removed, especially in the registry. The only thing it will accomplish, is prevent further installation of the software.

If the software is still showing inside "Add or Remove Programs" chances are you might be able to remove leftovers with the free Revo Uninstaller, but I wouldn't bet on it. Still worth a try though.
 

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I have a 2 Zebra Label Printers (2 models) that is shared on two separate computers (both with XP) on our networked that is pushed out to all the other computers on the network via group policy on the server (Server 2003). One of these printers will push out to the Windows 7 machine but the other one will not. If you try to add it manually the printer is listed as one of the network printers however it will error, saying it cannot make a connection with an error code of 0x0000007a. Anyone have a solution on how to remedy the problem?
 

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Hi,

I have recently upgraded my system from windows vista to windows 7. Everything seems to work fine except the printer - Dell all in one printer 922. To solve the issue, I have followed several solutions from different forums. For e.g., according to one solution (this solution seemed sensible), I have deleted the printer from my system, uninstalled all the printer driver software and have tried to use the vista 32 drivers to get my printer working. But all in vain. I have tried the process almost ten times now and I am tired. That's why I have come to this forum. Please could any one of you help me resolve this issue. Thank you in anticipation.

Chai

A:Windows 7 - Dell aio 922 Printer Issue

I had the same problem with my Dell AIO 964... Try downloading the the Patch/Upgrade .Zip file from the Dell website. When it finishes downloading open it and run the DellCleanUpUtility.exe this will delete the driver that Windows 7 automatically installed. When the Utility completes it will ask to reboot, allow it do so, then procede to install the windows vista version of your printer driver from the Dell website. Cho Yung Tea

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Hello,

I have just installed Windows 7 pro on my older computer (PCi slots only). I have an HP IIIp laserjet that I have used reliably for many years - love the quality of print. It has a parallel port connection to Mobo.

I have installed the updated drivers and computer recognizes it but when I direct a job to it , it just briefly turns on the receipt light then does nothing. I then have to go to the printer and cancel the print job.

Does this mean I have to abandon this jewel? (No support available form HP)

Thanks for looking at this post.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2030 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953869 MB, Free - 552302 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation , D865GVHZ , AAC72419-110 , FCHZ55303878
Antivirus: CenturyLinkô Online Security 9.01, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows 7 issue with old HP IIIp Printer

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I recently completed a build using Windows 7 and everything went fine except I am having a fit with my HP 1018 laserjet printer. When I try to send something to the printer it takes at least 30 minutes before it actually prints. I have visited HP's website and downloaded the driver that is supposed to work with this printer and Windows 7 but still no luck. Any words of wisdome would be greatly appreciated.
Steve
 

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Do you know if Windows 7 is compatible with Dell's 922 AIO printer? I cannot get it to fully install and print, either with the CD that came with the printer or by downloading from the Dell's web site...Please help my Mom!! Thx
 

A:Windows 7 compatibility printer issue

Looks like its not compatible. See here -> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?type=Hardware&s=922%20AIO

You can use the Windows 7 Compatiblility web site to verify software & hardware.
 

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I have a weird one that I am hoping someone can assist with,

Background Info ? 4 PCs and 3 Printers in office all Windows 7 ? One PC acts as Print Server and shares the TWO of the Three printers using Windows Homegroup. Third Printer is direct connected via USB to Bosses PC.

Problem ? On Bosses PC only ? All Shared Printers will just go offline. It is not a network issue or homegroup issue as she (the boss) can see other homegroup resources such as shared drive and Shared folders. It appears to happen after she prints to her USB printer then tries to go to a shared printer. (This is my guess, Not tested and verified).

Other Info ? No one else in office has this issue, Boss will not give up her USB printer(it is old but reliable for her), A restart of her machine sometimes fixes the problem but not always.

I am truly at a loss any help or work around would be appreciated.
 

A:Strange Issue with Printer and Windows 7

In an office environment, I would do away with printer sharing and simply place all of the printers on the network. Then you don't have to deal with Windows glitches and conflicts.
 

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I got a new laptop loaded with seven. I have an older HP7150. New pc runs 64 bit, printer 32. When I plugged in printer, it loaded "sometype" of driver that said it would work. Well, it sorta does and don't and for the most part, it jams up, feeds through unprinted paper and etc. Upon further reading I found where 32 bit devices do not work with 64. So, I called HP and they provided a little free help and I took it, up to the point where they wanted $$ for there help. So, what I did find out that by going to command prompt and typing driverquery that I do not have any type of 7150 driver. By going to the HP does not offer a 64 bit driver for seven, only for vista. Hmm, thought I'd give the vista driver a whirl...and this PC is so smart, in will not unload the driver. It just comes up with a message and says something like..."it's been determined that the driver you are already using, is better than the one that you want to use". Hmm, so can somebody please tell me, where I can find an actual driver that will work, that I can download to say, my thumb drive, that I can actually locate and installed in the printer properties? Thank you
 

A:Solved: printer driver issue w/windows 7 pro

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I have a 2 Zebra Label Printers (2 models) that are shared printers on two separate computers (both with XP) on our networked that are pushed out to all the other computers on the network via group policy on/print management on the server (Server 2003). One of these printers will push out to the Windows 7 machine but the other one will not. If you try to add it manually on the Windows 7 machine the printer is listed as one of the network printers however it will error, saying it cannot make a connection with an error code of 0x0000007a. Looking in Print Management on the server the printer that does push out is on the list of printers and the that does not push out is not, even though it is listed in the list of printers under printers and faxes. This printer has added to deploy under group policy though and still does not push out to the Windows 7 machines but will to all our XP machines. Anyone have a solution on how to remedy the problem?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 &amp; Network Printer Issue

Are you specifically using a driver designed for Windows 7 on the Win7 machines? By default, the print server will push out the driver installed to the client when first connected, so if the driver being used is for XP or 2003, it may not work properly under Win7. That error message means "ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER", which would indicate a driver issue indeed.

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Hi all,
Hoping someone out there may be able to help with the following.

I have a Canon MG8250 all in one printer/scanner. All was fine on Windows 8, but then upgraded to 8.1 a couple of weeks ago. Just got round to using the printer and scanner and the printer wouldn't work (scanner was fine). Uninstalled MP drivers and reinstalled from Canon site and all seemed fine with the printing. Alas the scanner now would not work. Did the same, uninstalled MP Navigator Ex and reinstalled from Canon site, but no fix this time. PC says "Cannot start MP Navigator Ex" and printer says "Set PC to start scanning".

Anybody know how to fix?

Thanks,
Peter

A:[SOLVED] All in One printer issue with Windows 8.1 update

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You are using software and drivers for Windows 8.1?

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Recently got a new laptop (with windows 10) and switched to cable internet.
My printer says it is connected to wifi, my laptop is connected
I can only print if it is connected with a cord

someone said it could be a windows 10 issue??

my printer is a brother mfc-j875dw

HELP greatly appreciated!!!
 

A:Brother printer not printing wifi - windows 10 issue??

Hi and welcome!
I found these steps from Brother's support section of their website.

1. Turn off your Brother machine. Wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.
Wait at least three minutes for the machine to join the network.
If the issue continues, go to STEP 2.

2. Use the Network Connection Repair Tool to fix the Brother machine's network settings. It will assign the correct IP address and the Subnet Mask.
> Click here to see how to use the Network Connection Repair Tool
If the issue continues, go to STEP 3.

3. Check your machine's wireless status by printing the WLAN report.
> Click here to check the wireless status on the WLAN report.

If your WLAN report is stating "Connection OK", although you can not print, refer to "Check the wireless status on the WLAN report" and check "Connection: OK"
 

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Hey,
During the phase of printer installation when the software asks to plug in the printer, windows popped up and asked it I wanted it to find software for the printer. I accidentally clicked the option where windows wouldn't bother with the printer (I forget how it was phrased exactly), and now the actual installation software wont detect the printer.

Anyone have any idea how I can make windows refind the printer?

I'm running Vista 64-bit. Thanks much!
 

A:Issue with installing printer - accidentally set windows to not detect it

Check Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc) for any yellow queried devices (ie your printer specifically)
Then right click on it and select remove (it may say Delete or Uninstall)
Then restart, and try installing again
 

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Hi,
Not really sure where to post this question so if there's a better forum just let me know.
We bought a new HP Color LaserJet Pro M452dn printer and I set it up today.  Installed it on my printer server and set it to deploy using group policy.  Seems to be working fine on our Windows 7 desktops but I have a Windows 8.1 workstation and
it isn't deploying.
Since it is the day after patch Tuesday I decided to run Windows Updates and interestingly enough the printer shows up as an Important Update.  Ok, so I tell it to install but it fails with an error code of 80070490.
Searched for help with that error found a few suggestions, running sfc and dism, but so far none of that has helped.  I also tried deleting the port thinking since I had used it in the past it may need to recreate it, didn't help.
So I'm stumped, I've rebooted the computer dozens of times, even turned it off for a while, no help.  I even manually installed the printer to see if having the drivers pre-loaded would help but it didn't.
Any suggestions?  Anyone run into this issue before?
Thanks in advance,
Linn

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Solved issue about sharp AR M-236 in Windows 8. I've been trying to connect to a shared printer on an OS running on Windows XP. No drivers were given for Winows 8. The first thing to do is disabling driver signature in Windows 8 that is given as default:
Disable Driver Signature Verification

Then you have to install the driver (depending on 64-bit or 32-bit architecture):
http://www.tradenet.sharp.co.uk/file.../ARM236664.exe
http://www.tradenet.sharp.co.uk/file.../ARM236615.exe

During installation you will be asked to specify whether the printer is shared or directly connected. Choose shared and then specify the canonical windows path, for example:
\\John\SHARPAR-236

where John is the computer where the copier Sharp Ar-m236 is installed and working...

Hope it helps

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My new windows 7 computer is a dell package from staples. It's an Inspiron 660, 3 ghz, 4 megs ram, 64 bit, intel pentium processor. It's running Windows 7 Home edition. It's on a 'workgroup' network with two xp machines, one of which shares data files that reside on the win7 machine.

My usb receipt printer is an Epson tm-u220D. This printer is not plug and play, so the driver had to be downloaded and force fed. No problem there really; after a few tries we got the printer to print a test page and the accounting software (Bottom Line Accounting) seems to recognize it fine.

This setup is used as the cash register in a retail store, and prints receipts for customers on paper rolls.

Here is the minor glitchy problem - when we print a receipt it prints fine, but then we can see the red error light on the printer start flashing, and the next receipt won't print until we switch the printer off and back on. Also we see a local downlevel document in the queue that goes away in about a half minute whether we turn the printer off or not, and it instantly disappears if we do turn it off.

It's gonna be a pain to switch the printer off and back on between every two customers.

Surely there is an easy fix for this problem - any printer experts out there? Thanks in advance!

A:Printer issue w win7 and usb receipt printer, local downlevel doc ?

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