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Windows 7: Printer search window does not appear

27 Feb 2012   #1
uidl7526

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Printer search window does not appear

Hello,

When you usually try to map a network printer, you go to: Devices & Printers --> Add printer --> Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. At that point, usually a window should appear, where Windows is searching for printers automatically.
Well, I don't get that window. I get directly the attached window. Usually, you get to my attached window ONLY after you click "The printer that I want isn't listed".
Why is the usual window not appearing on my PC?




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27 Feb 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by uidl7526 View Post
Hello,

When you usually try to map a network printer, you go to: Devices & Printers --> Add printer --> Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. At that point, usually a window should appear, where Windows is searching for printers automatically.
Well, I don't get that window. I get directly the attached window. Usually, you get to my attached window ONLY after you click "The printer that I want isn't listed".
Why is the usual window not appearing on my PC?

You might want to check the bottom block where it says to enter the ip address.

Rich
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28 Feb 2012   #3
uidl7526

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I am missing the attached window (screenshot taken from Youtube, since I don't get it on my own PC).


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29 Feb 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

you might have to wait before it completes searching. or you could manually go the network>user and install the printer directly from there.
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