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Windows 7: No items showing in Devices and Printers

20 Jan 2012   #1
silent54

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
No items showing in Devices and Printers

I've been having this problem for a while now and it's only a issue now because I have printer issues. I'm running Win 7 Pro 64bit. Every time I bring up the Devices and Printers windows either through the Windows Icon on taskbar or Control Panel, it scans forever until I close the widow never to list anything. Any recommendations would be appreciated.


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20 Jan 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

you could check if the "Printer and Document service" is enabled in Turn on/Turn off windows features.
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20 Jan 2012   #3
silent54

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

That option is enabled or at least 3 of the 5. LPD and LPR are the ones turned off.
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21 Jan 2012   #4
patked

Windows 7 professional
 
 

The answer is here on this site and it worked for me.

Device and Printer window is blank
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21 Jan 2012   #5
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

glad you got it sorted.you can mark the thread as solved
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21 Jan 2012   #6
silent54

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks patked. MB has Bluetooth but I had the service disabled. Once changed to auto everything in Devices and Printers showed up.
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