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: No printers

15 Jul 2010   #1

No printers

It was my understanding that the availability of printers to programs in XP Mode would be seamless, This morning I tried to print from WordPerect 12 installed in XP Mode and there were NO printers I tried Quattro PRo and Microsoft Word, all in XP Mode, with the same results.
Cannot remember if I was ever able to print in XP Mode as I put it in only a couple of weeks ago. And. YES, these programs were installed while I was in XP Mode.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jul 2010   #2


Been playing with this thing all day.Discovered that one of my printers was a shared printer in XP Mode. Also found out that if I used it in XP Mode it was unavailable in W7. Then I discovered that if I turned integration off the printer was no longer shared but then could be attached.Then I found out that the printers must be attached each time the virtual machine starts in XP Mode. That is unsatisfactory.
It would be nice if someone gave me some info regarding using printers in XP Mode rather than me fumbling around and not knowing if the printers can really be seamless or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 No printers

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No printers visible in Control Panel > Devices and Printers
I finally came up with a solution to this problem. No printers were showing up under Control Panel > Devices and Printers. All printers were visible using print command in any software. I just couldnt set a default printer, remove obsolete printers, etc. I then found the "Print Management"...
Hardware & Devices
Printers not showing up in Devices and Printers
This is the second time I have had this problem and I cannot remember what I did to fix it the last time. I have been searching for the last couple of hours and nothing is working. When I try to print I get the message that no printers are installed. What I have tried: Found print...
Hardware & Devices
Unable to remove printers(printers come back after restart)
Hi All I spend a few hours trying to remove a few printer entries in the "Devices and Printers" directory. Have followed a few Internet based suggestions without a chance. After reboot, the printers are back again. I have tried multiple times including through the "Print Management". No matter...
Hardware & Devices
Installed printers not displayed in Devices & Printers
Hi I have installed the following printers: Epson LX-300+II, HP Laserjet 1010, HP Colour Lasterjet 1515, Canon IP5200. The printers work and are all displayed from Word, IE, etc, but only one printer shows up in Windows 7 Devices & Printers - usually whichever is selected as default...
Hardware & Devices
No devices or printers showing in Device and printers
I've got an HP 8440p which has a Window 7 32 bit build. It's not showing anything in Devices and printers. I'm unable to get any answer other than rebuild from my fellows techs. I'm hoping someone out there has a better fix. Thanks...
General Discussion
Do laser printers have the same ink issues as inkjet printers?
I currently have an inkjet printer and although I am happy with the quality of the printing one thing really annoys me about it. I very hardly ever use my printer so the ink always drys and needs a deep clean before it will work again. This means that I can use my printers 4 times before I...
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 04:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App