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Windows 7: Installed Printer Not Showing Up in Control Panel

23 Apr 2010   #1
dminches

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Installed Printer Not Showing Up in Control Panel

I installed my HP Laser Jet 2100 printer using the PCL 5.0 driver. I can print to it since it shows up in the Word printer drop down menu but it doesn't show up in control panel. Why is this? As a result I can't set it to be my default printer.

In addition, some of my prior failed attempts of installing the printer also show up in word but not in control panel so I can't delete it.

The printer is connected to my computer via an installed parallel port card.


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23 Apr 2010   #2
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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23 Apr 2010   #3
dminches

Win 7 Pro
 
 

According to the instructions it says that the driver is available in Windows 7. The other drivers listed below include one that I did install. I guess I can try reinstalling. Part of the issue is that there are several failed installs which I can't delete.
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23 Apr 2010   #4
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Delete it from the "Device Manager"
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23 Apr 2010   #5
dminches

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Printers do not show up on the device manager list. What is also odd is that the printer shows up on my other PC so I can select it. I just isn't showing up on the machine to which it is attached.
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23 Apr 2010   #6
Casca

 

Look in "Devices and Printers" instead.
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23 Apr 2010   #7
dminches

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Casca, that is where I have been looking. The HP printer doesn't show up. There are a couple other printers on the list, including a Lexmark network printer, but the printer actually hooked up to the computer doesn't show up. But, I can print to it. It doesn't make sense.
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23 Apr 2010   #8
Casca

 

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23 Apr 2010   #9
Casca

 

Can you see it here:

Type printmanagement.msc in the Search box
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