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Windows 7: Windows 7/XP ~ Printer search function?

13 Oct 2010   #1

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Windows 7/XP ~ Printer search function?

In XP when you set the start menu to classic, you recieve the option for Search>> then Find Printers >> Files documents etc.

However in Windows 7 I am unable to find this option, does it even exist - finding it hard to believe that Microsoft removed such a helpful feature for the corporate enviroment.

Thanks in advance

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13 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark


If you click the start button and select 'Devices & Printers' you'll find all you need there. Microsoft obviously saw that searching for printers was an unnecessary option so now all your devices & printers shown in 1 screen.

Hope this helps

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19 Jan 2011   #3

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An addition to this question, is there anyway of cutting all the dumb menus from windows 7 printer search so it goes to the "find printer" dialog box, like XP.
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