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I have a working hp 1100 printer connected through a parallel port pci card on my new dell xps 8100. The card is showing as correctly installed in device manager. The printer doesn't show in devices & printers. There are several duplicate printers showing, for example, in office word  'print' caused by unplugging/plugging the printer. As the printer doesn't show in devices & printers, i can't set it as default, set sharing or delete the duplicates.

When i ran printer trouble shooter, it listed all the hp 1100 installs and did set the default and sharing for me on request. So, windows knows about the printer installs and can correct settings via the trouble shooter but devices & printers refuses to show them hence i cannot delete the duplicates. Are there any other ways to get at the printer installs until this problem is fixed by ms?


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