Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't print locally but can via network

08 Apr 2012   #1
Algebravic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can't print locally but can via network

I installed an HP C4680 all in one printer on my Windows 7 desktop. I set it up to do network sharing. A lot of my computing is done via my Macbook Pro which accesses my local network wirelessly. I configured it to do remote printing via my W7 desktop. Everything's been working ok there, but yesterday I found that I can no longer printer on my local printer from my W7 desktop! Even trying to print a test page yields nothing. I can still scan from the scanner, and read and write SD cards from the card reader. I tried the troubleshooting wizards. I tried delting the printer, unplugging the USB cable and plugging it in again to have it reinstalled. Still no dice. One thing that I noticed, is that when the printer is reinstalled it's named "HP Photosmart C4600 series (Copy 1)". When I try to rename it to remove the "(Copy 1)" I'm given an error saying that another printer with that name already exists. However, nothing by that name shows up on my printer list. Any suggestions as to how to fix this?

PS. I've also tried rebooting, and power cycling the printer. No dice.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Apr 2012   #2
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Welcome to 7 forums Algebravic
With your printer came an installation CD why don't you use it to perform a reinstall.
I have an HP photosmart C4783 and when i face a prob. i put the cd and follow the screen ininformations.
Before doing so you have to complitely remove the installed program and after the reinstall look for updates from HP

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2012   #3
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Well said Hannah, just a rider to that, I would download the latest drivers from HP, I never use the CD's that come with devices, they have invariably been updated since.
So complete removal, reboot, install downloaded drivers\software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Apr 2012   #4
Algebravic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
Well said Hannah, just a rider to that, I would download the latest drivers from HP, I never use the CD's that come with devices, they have invariably been updated since.
So complete removal, reboot, install downloaded drivers\software.
I deleted the printer, unplugged it, and shut down. I rebooted, and then plugged the printer back in. It was detected, and windows automatically downloaded the software from HP which it reinstalled. Unfortunately I have the same problem -- I can print from my macbook, via the network, but not locally. How do I find out which software needs to be removed (and why wasn't that done in the reinstall -- incompetent of windows). Since it's an HP computer there's lots of software with the HP name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2012   #5
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

From hp.com download the ( SOLUTION CENTER ) it's for printers problems.
See the following and decide:

Where do i download the HP solution center software? - HP Support Forum

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't print locally but can via network




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot Print to Network Printer
My new Windows 7 computer will not print to my network printer. It's connected to my wife's XP computer with an ethernet cable. My old XP computer had a wireless card and worked fine with our network printer, so the problem is probably something I need to do with my new Win 7 computer. My new...
Network & Sharing
Network printer won't print
I have a samsung ML-1710 connected to some network attached storage. I was running win7 x32 but installed x64. Since then I can't get anything to print. I've downloaded and installed their universal printer driver and windows can detect the printer when asked to add one. Everything seems fine...
Hardware & Devices
Cannot print with printer on network
I have installed a HP office jet 6700 on my network my laptop Win7 X 32 can see the printer and print. However when I tried to install the printer on my wife's laptop I cannot get it to connect at all. The printer can be seen on the network however why I try to print nothing goes to queue. I have...
Network & Sharing
Network printer won't print
I am able to add a network printer to my laptop using a wireless homegroup; however, when I send a test page, nothing happens at the printer. The printer is attached to a desktop in another room. Both the laptop & the desktop use Windows 7. The system worked OK when the laptop used Windows 7 & the...
Network & Sharing
Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive
I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the...
Network & Sharing
Printer installs locally but not over network.
I have a Canon i560 printer that is hooked up to a box running XP Pro SP3. My main system, running Windows 7 can see "printer on XP box" but when it tried to find a driver for it (including searching windows update) if fails. For curiosity's sake, I plugged the printer in locally and after a...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App