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Adding Printer To Xp From Win 7


I recently purchased a new computer with windows 7. I have an hp 9800 deskject printer. I had a ms home network with other computers in the house. One is windows vista, the other 2 use windows xp. I'm trying to add the printer to the window xp computers but i am not able to do this.

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Trouble Adding A Network Printer

I have a desktop and netbook. Both are running home premium. Desktop is 64 bit and netbook is 32 bit. The printer is a hp deskjet 6540. It is directly hooked up to the desktop through usb. I just installed home premium 32 bit on the netbook. Upon connecting to the internet. It seen my other pc and asked for the homegroup password. Put it in and i can see both machines. Now hp does not have the drivers for my printer. I got them through the windows update.

So when trying to add the printer on the netbook using the network selection. It sees my printer but gives me a pop up it tells me to install drivers or gives me a have disk selection. How can i do that though if i can only get them through windows update?


Posted On: 2010-04-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Then in xp one could add a comment to a file, (for almost any type of file in any folder), by right-clicking the file and selecting the properties option, then by selecting the summary tab one could type a comment and it was displayed in the comments field on the screen for the file. This worked for almost all file types and was very useful when the filenames were at best un-descriptive, (most of the time).

In win7 it appears this is not possible for almost allfile types, very disappointing! Is it doable?


Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I wish to add some angles measured in degrees, minutes and seconds on the calculator. For example, if i wish to add 12 deg. 58' 43" + 28 deg 22' 32" + 23 deg. 52' 27".

(A) how do i enter these values in the calculator

(B) if i must enter them in a "decimal fashion" (viz. , 12. 5843+28. 2232+23. 5227) how do i get the calculator to correctly read the answer, which is 65 deg. 13' 33"?

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Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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How can i fully access this data drive, with full read/write capability? I will also want to use the same drive when i use it with my windows 7 32 bit installation too. I imagine it is something to do with granting permissions or sharing, but i'm not sure what. Any suggestions? 


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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When i added the second seagate 7200 drive and booted, windows went through 'installing device driver' and then informed me that the driver could not be installed; searching for a new driver proved fruitless. I found that if i unplugged the seagate that is already installed and plugged in the new drive, it would show up normally, and i was able to format it and assign a drive letter.

However, when i rebooted with both drives installed, only one shows up as a functioning drive. In device manager, the non-functioning drive appears under 'other devices' with a question mark as 'st31500341as ata device'. When i check its properties, it says 'the drivers for this device are not installed (code 28)'.

The irony of course is that some drivers must be installed because a single seagate 7200 will work. The other irony is that i actually have two new seagate 7200's that i figured i'd just connect and life would go on. Now i'd be satisfied if i could get only one of them to work alongside the one already installed. The drives must be functioning because i've formatted them both and copied files onto one of them when it was the only seagate installed.

Any ideas on what might be going on? Anything to try?


Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Any suggestions would be appreciated. For the time being, i just uninstalled and reinstalled, but if it happens again, i'd like to save some time.


Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win7 Can't Find Printer Port For Usb Printer

I have a canon pixma mp780 printer. It is a usb printer. I downloaded the latest driver, which is supposed to be specifically for windows 7. Windows installed the driver with no problems, but it is having trouble locating the printer port. I have the cable connected on both the pc and the printer. I have tried unplugging and re-plugging them both, as well as restarting the machine. The window for finding the printer port has the following message:

"Caution! Cannot detect the printer port. Check that the printer is on and that the cable is connected. If the port has not been detected even though it is connected, disconnect the cable from the printer and then reconnect it. "

I am at a loss as to what to do next. The window claims it will close once it finally detects the printer port. I have tried to plug the printer into different usb ports in hope that one of them would finally be recognized, but so far it has been to no avail. Do i need to reboot? Is there anything else i can do? I didn't have any problems when i was using windows xp, so i'm sure it is a windows 7 issue.


Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Win7 home premium 64-bit. I installed an old zebra eltron printer that i use for shipping labels. Since my hp computer has no parallel ports, i had to use a buslink usb to parallel cable to get the printer installed. I found that the 64-bit vista drivers worked and the printer works as normal.

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Posted On: 2009-11-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have stopped the printer spooler, deleted the files in windows/sys32/spool/printers and restarted the spooler. I have checked the printer subsystem (http://social. Technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7itprohardware/thread/ff17456a-3339-4dd8-a0b3-607d1a02ea8b ) and all appears well. But it still will not print and the aforementioned files start reappearing almost immediately and every few minutes it adds a few more. After 5-6 hours there are several thousand of them. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .