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Windows 7: my printer doesn't work on seven?

06 Jun 2010   #1
dulvan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 bit
 
 
my printer doesn't work on seven?

can anyone help me to fix my problem like this




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06 Jun 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

First of all what make and model is your printer, this is quite important .

Secondly how did you install it, Windows Printer installer or a dedicated installer?

Oli
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06 Jun 2010   #3
dulvan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
First of all what make and model is your printer, this is quite important .

Secondly how did you install it, Windows Printer installer or a dedicated installer?

Oli
I use Canon Pixma MP276 series and I install it automatically just like usuall
so what should I do?
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06 Jun 2010   #4
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Follow the instructions at Install the Software on how to install you printer correctly.

Before you do however perform a system restore to before you installed your printer (System Restore).

The driver provided on Windows Update is not a complete driver and thus doesn't work very well (or at all) so the one on the disk should be used; it is bad practice to rely on Windows update for drivers because the drivers are often incomplete or out of date.

Oli
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06 Jun 2010   #5
dulvan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 bit
 
 

alright then, I will try it...
by the way, thank you very much for your solution
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06 Jun 2010   #6
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dulvan View Post
alright then, I will try it...
by the way, thank you very much for your solution

No problem, remember to post back even if it works.

As you are new to the forum I thought you might like to know how to mark threads as solved as well as the uses of some of the other buttons.

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Be sure to mark this thread solved when you know for sure that the printer is installed correctly.

Oli
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08 Jun 2010   #7
dulvan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dulvan View Post
alright then, I will try it...
by the way, thank you very much for your solution

No problem, remember to post back even if it works.

As you are new to the forum I thought you might like to know how to mark threads as solved as well as the uses of some of the other buttons.

To the top right of this post you will see 3 icons. An orange (+), a set of scales and a red and white warning triangle.

The orange (+) or blue (-) denotes whether a user is on or offline (orange = on, blue = off).

The scales are used to give rep points; click this button if someone has helped you significantly or solved your queries (only give this to posts that you think really deserve it).

The red and white warning triangle is used to denote either an abusive post OR to mark a thread as solved (just put solved in the box that comes up and the admins or moderators will mark it solved).

Be sure to mark this thread solved when you know for sure that the printer is installed correctly.

Oli
thanks for your explanation, by the way my printer is working now...
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08 Jun 2010   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Follow the instructions at Install the Software on how to install you printer correctly.

Before you do however perform a system restore to before you installed your printer (System Restore).

The driver provided on Windows Update is not a complete driver and thus doesn't work very well (or at all) so the one on the disk should be used; it is bad practice to rely on Windows update for drivers because the drivers are often incomplete or out of date.

Oli
Good job Oli!
I was too slow to respond to his need for help with Canon Printer.
Had to use your outlined method from Canon when installing Win7 and my Canon Printer.
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08 Jun 2010   #9
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dulvan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dulvan View Post
alright then, I will try it...
by the way, thank you very much for your solution

No problem, remember to post back even if it works.

As you are new to the forum I thought you might like to know how to mark threads as solved as well as the uses of some of the other buttons.

To the top right of this post you will see 3 icons. An orange (+), a set of scales and a red and white warning triangle.

The orange (+) or blue (-) denotes whether a user is on or offline (orange = on, blue = off).

The scales are used to give rep points; click this button if someone has helped you significantly or solved your queries (only give this to posts that you think really deserve it).

The red and white warning triangle is used to denote either an abusive post OR to mark a thread as solved (just put solved in the box that comes up and the admins or moderators will mark it solved).

Be sure to mark this thread solved when you know for sure that the printer is installed correctly.

Oli
thanks for your explanation, by the way my printer is working now...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Follow the instructions at Install the Software on how to install you printer correctly.

Before you do however perform a system restore to before you installed your printer (System Restore).

The driver provided on Windows Update is not a complete driver and thus doesn't work very well (or at all) so the one on the disk should be used; it is bad practice to rely on Windows update for drivers because the drivers are often incomplete or out of date.

Oli
Good job Oli!
I was too slow to respond to his need for help with Canon Printer.
Had to use your outlined method from Canon when installing Win7 and my Canon Printer.
No problem guys; I have a lot of experience with printer installations, it's a big part of my job, and you guys are lucky because it usually costs people 20/$30 an hour for me to fix their printer issues (I am one of those dawdling tech support guys, yes ).

Oli
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08 Jun 2010   #10
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Oh and also dulvan I thought you might like to know how to mark threads as solved and what some of the other buttons do and mean, this is especially useful for people who aren't familiar with forums.


To the top right of this post you will see 3 icons. An orange (+), a set of scales and a red and white warning triangle.

The orange (+) or blue (-) denotes whether a user is on or offline (orange = on, blue = off).

The scales are used to give rep points; click this button if someone has helped you significantly or solved your queries (only give this to posts that you think really deserve it).

The red and white warning triangle is used to denote either an abusive post OR to mark a thread as solved (just put solved in the box that comes up and the admins or moderators will mark it solved).

I hope you find this helpful and I will mark the thread solved.

Oli
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