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Windows 7: Create task to open printer, print test page, and shutdown printer?

29 Jan 2013   #1
useros

Win7x64
 
 
Create task to open printer, print test page, and shutdown printer?

thanks for your guide

how can I create a task to 'open a printer, print the test page at that specific printer and then shut down the printer' ?

I want to do this, so that the printer will be maintained and not break due to inactivity

thanks!


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30 Jan 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Not understanding this part of your question ........ "not break due to inactivity"
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30 Jan 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I think you would have to physically touch the printer to shut it down. But certain printers will go into power save mode. ( expensive ones )
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30 Jan 2013   #4
useros

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Not understanding this part of your question ........ "not break due to inactivity"
if you dont print regularly, printer heads get clogged, and its moving parts are not maintained
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30 Jan 2013   #5
useros

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I think you would have to physically touch the printer to shut it down. But certain printers will go into power save mode. ( expensive ones )

ok, i can set the printer to go into power saving mode after a time of inactivity, what about the rest of the program? how do I write it?
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02 Feb 2013   #6
useros

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by useros View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I think you would have to physically touch the printer to shut it down. But certain printers will go into power save mode. ( expensive ones )

ok, i can set the printer to go into power saving mode after a time of inactivity, what about the rest of the program? how do I write it?
anyone????
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02 Feb 2013   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Create a document in NotePad called test printer. Open it & print it from time to time and print it out.
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02 Feb 2013   #8
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by useros View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Not understanding this part of your question ........ "not break due to inactivity"
if you dont print regularly, printer heads get clogged, and its moving parts are not maintained
Invest in laser printers.

or inkjets that properly preserve the ink cartridges when idle.
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