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Upgraded To Win 7 - Devices And Printers Screen Blank


"upgraded to windows 7" and my devices and printers screen is blank (0 items). But the printers work!Canon mp621 usb attached through a usb hub. Printer works and shows up in ms word (and others) fine. The devices and printers window is empty! I reinstalled the printer but still no luck.

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