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Windows 7: Device and Printers

03 Jan 2012   #1
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
Device and Printers

Before I installed a program called "Advanced SystemCare V5" when I clicked on Device and Printers I could view all the devices and printers connected to my computer. Now before I go any further, everything works just fine. In fact everything shows up in the the device manager. After I installed this program nothing is listed, even tho things still work just fine. I uninstalled this program and still nothing is listed. So what can I do to view all the devices and printers again?


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03 Jan 2012   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Before I installed a program called "Advanced SystemCare V5" when I clicked on Device and Printers I could view all the devices and printers connected to my computer. Now before I go any further, everything works just fine. In fact everything shows up in the the device manager. After I installed this program nothing is listed, even tho things still work just fine. I uninstalled this program and still nothing is listed. So what can I do to view all the devices and printers again?
Tim,
Just go into Devices and Printers and ADD your printer
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03 Jan 2012   #3
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

I tried that and still nothing showed up.
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03 Jan 2012   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
I tried that and still nothing showed up.
Do you still have the software for your printer?
If so try installing it and see if it shows up!
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03 Jan 2012   #5
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Tried that as well, tried restore and nothing has worked so far. Any other suggestions?
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03 Jan 2012   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Go to the manufacture site of your printer and download their driver for your model.
Should have asked this from the git go!

I am closing down for the night but hang in there as others will chime in to help you out.
THW
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03 Jan 2012   #7
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

I will look for your reply. However, I think what I should do a re-install of windows/programs up to that point. Make an ISO of the system (been meaning to do this) and then install that last program. Another thing happen was that my cut and paste stop working as well. Could be a system problem.
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03 Jan 2012   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you do a clean install...Here is the correct way to do this.
Clean Install Windows 7

Keep in mind you may have to install all the drivers again....takes time!
Back up you system before proceeding.
THW
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03 Jan 2012   #9
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the info. My PC came from DELL, as I've done this several times before hand. However, I think an ISO copy and store away should save me time next time I do this right? I'm new to ISO and things.
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03 Jan 2012   #10
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried doing a system restore to a restore point before you added Advanced Systemcare?
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