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Windows 7: Printer Set up in windows 7

22 Feb 2010   #1
freeswami

XP
 
 
Printer Set up in windows 7

I tried to execute a simple printer set up in windows 7: successfully loaded the printer software, drivers etc and set the printer as default in the control panel. Everything looked good but I could not get the thing to print. The error message that I received indicated that the computer could not find the printer. Checked the usb cables, no problem. Any ideas?


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22 Feb 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi freeswami and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

As well as checking your connections, have you ensured that the printer itself is online?
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22 Feb 2010   #3
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You may have to plug the printer in after you install the software. Is the a 32 bit install, and is the driver a Win 7 driver?

When you go to Devices and Printers and right click and select properties, make sure you notice there are normally 2 options for properties. One is an administrative option. While there, what port is the printer using?
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