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Windows 7: Devices & Printers Page

28 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
Devices & Printers Page

Hi.I have a laptop running windows 7 home premium.
Over the past few days something very strange has happened,When I open the Devices & printers page from the start method Its Blank nothing there I have a cordless mouse , And its connected to a home group.
The strange thing about it when I want to print a document etc I select the print method and it shows my default printer and my wireless printer on the drop down menu but nothing shows up in the Devices & printers page.
Have tried a system restore that didn't do anything.

Any help here please.

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28 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

This seems to be a possible solution to the same issue:

Devices and Printers Dialog Box Empty - Microsoft Community
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28 Mar 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thanks for that bit of info but when I copied and pasted the ''start shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}''Into command prompt box all the printers were there but not in the page where they should be.
Any further info Please.
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28 Mar 2013   #4

windows 7 home 64bit

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28 Mar 2013   #5

windows 7 home premium 64bit

maxie.Many thanks for the info.
I did follow step 1.No Joy.
I went to step 2,Ran the reg bit.Copy and pasted into command prompt with run as admin and a box came on screen


Totaly lost here.
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