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: Unable to install 2nd USB Printer

04 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Unable to install 2nd USB Printer - Updated info

Win7 OS on Dell4550

Have a HP2500L color laser installed on USB001 virtual port and running fine. I cannot add another USB printer (Canon S900) without Win7 deleting the HP or apparently overwriting it's driver. When the hp has been deleted, the Canon S900 printer test is printed on the HP printer but only prints one line of misc. characters on each page.

When I get the S900 installed the icon for the HP disappears from the Devices and printer window and the S900 appears but when selected the print the job goes to the HP printer.

Is it possible to have two usb printers installed in Win 7? If so how is it done?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #2
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy

Try this:

Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Devices and Printers and right click to select add a printer. I hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
Unable to install 2nd USB Printer -Further Development

New development..... Had a complete PC freeze. Had to press and hold power button to turn off PC. When I restarted, using the power button and Win7 started it found BOTH printers, checked updates for drivers, installed them both. Both printers now appear in Devices and Printers, but the HP printer has the icon image of the S900 but properties show it as the HP Printer. Both printers print the test page but the HP ONLY prints in B&W! When checking properties of the HP (with S900 image and Name) it show 'Color: No" even though the HP is a Color Laserjet. Any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7

I can't believe how simple it was. I change from a DVI monitor cable to a VGA cable and it WORKS! No freezes, no black screens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Unable to install 2nd USB Printer

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Re-install OKI printer as an ethernet connected printer
I recently bought an OKI C511 printer and installed it with a USB connection to my Win7 64-bit PC. Two other XP computers share it through the network but, obviously, the Win7 one has to be on to do that. With hindsight, maybe I should have connected it via Ethernet to my router. How much hassle...
Hardware & Devices
Unable to install printer drivers, uninstall old printer, update Windo
My Mom has an HP laptop. She recently purchased a new HP printer and I have been trying for the last 4 days to get it to install/connect. I've been in touch with HP but the links they provide aren't resolving the issues. First, using the CD that came with the printer: hangs up at around 85-90%....
Hardware & Devices
cant install printer driver when sharing HP printer
Hi, I have just installed W7 32 bit on a desktop PC which has a HP deskjet F2180 attached to it via USB. I downloaded the W7 32 bit full feature driver and installed it. I have also enabled the printer to be shared on the network. Now I have also just installed W732 bit on a Laptop. Both...
Hardware & Devices
Unable to install shared printer
Hi I have shared a printer on Windows 7 and in the security tab I gave "Everyone" access rights. I still get the error message - I keep getting the error message “Windows cannot connect to the printer………”. I was able to shared directories and able to access them without any problems....
Network & Sharing
Unable to install HP Photosmart B209a printer on 64-bit OS
I am unable to install a HP Photosmart B209a printer on my Win 7 Pro 64-bit system. I keep getting a 'Error 1935'. I tried everything HP suggested, turning off all startup programs, turning off all non-MS services, creating a separate HP administrator account with no startup programs. Nothing has...
Printer unable to communicate with PC
Hi. I'm having problems with my printer (Dell V105 ) because every-time I try to print something I get the following: 'Printer unable to communicate with PC.' I have downloaded the latest driver software from the Dell website which seemed to install properly but the problem remains. Any...
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 06:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App