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Windows 7: System will not recognize my printer

20 Nov 2011   #1
amsanborn

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
System will not recognize my printer

I have two printers A wireless cannon which it does recognize and an epson RX 580 series it does no recognize. When I go to printers it shows my cannon not epson. However when I want to print a word document the printer that comes up is the cannon.( default setting) But I then hit the draw down button and it does display the RX 580 I select it and it prints.

How do I get the RX 580 to show under printers so I can make it the default printer?


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20 Nov 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Did you click add a printer? If you did and it shows up, then right click on it and choose 'set as default printer'.
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20 Nov 2011   #3
amsanborn

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Did you click add a printer? If you did and it shows up, then right click on it and choose 'set as default printer'.
I did and the selection to add is add a wireless or a local non USB printer. It notes that windows will pick up a USB printer. When I select to add a non USB ( which the RX is a USB connection , it adds a (copy 1) RX printer but it has a error code and it does nothing.

I just went to add printer selected wireless it brought up the RX 580 (Which is not a wireless printer) selected it to be default printer. Now when I print it does select the RX but still does not show up in printer and device.
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