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How To Delete Printers Showing Up On List Of Installed Printers?


How can i delete printers showing up on my list of installed printers? How to delete printers on windows 7? New to windows 7! Had a friend install an old laserjet 4p printer on windows 7. He also installed a couple of other models as well. I can't seem to get rid of the two extras on my printer selection screen. I select delete on right click menu but the printers come back after i close and reopen list of printers on computer.

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Installed Printers Do Not Appear In Devices And Printers

I have five printers installed and all working from any of my programs; however, only one of these printers appears in "devices & printers". That is a problem because you cannot share a printer that is not recognized there. I have tried "add printer" numerous times and they do show up in my programs printer options, but they do not show up in "devices and printers". Any ideas?

Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Printers Available Different Than Printers Installed

When i go to print, i have all of my printers appear as available and they are working. However, when i check "devices & printers" many of the printers are not listed. This is a problem when you want to chare a printer on the network. I have installed all printers normally so why is there a difference and how do i get them all to list in the drivers and printers listing?

Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Connect To Printer From List Of Printers Available

Windows can't connect to a printer i selected from a list of printers available. How do i get it to connect? We have two new computers, vista ultimate and windows 7 pro. (64bit) machines that join a domain when they log in. The first machine (vista) has a new usb printer installed and shared while logged in as domain admin. For the shared drivers it has 64 bit drivers (also asked to install x86 drivers if i select that driver type, but since only 64 bit machines will use this printer i left it unchecked).

On the second machine (logged in as domain admin), i add the printer (find printer by name or tcp/ip address: browse for printer - selected it from the list). It comes back with a message "couldn't connect to the printer. Check the name and try again. I tried to add it using the the select shared printer by name: ip address printer name, but i get the same message.

I am able to connect the second computer (windows 7) to a network printer (with internal nic) connected directly to the network but these other printers belong to other departments. How do i get computer 2 (7) to print to computer 1 (vista).


Posted On: 2010-02-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

No Printers Showing Up In Devices And Printers

Basically, i have installed a printer on my win7pro machine here. The printer can be printed to from various applications. However, the printer does not show up under devices and printers. The printer does show up under print management though.

Printer is an epson color stylus 2200 connected via usb.computer is a dell d620 laptop. Win7 was cleanly installed - no upgrade. The printer is visible (for example) from corel paint shop pro x2.

Anyone have any ideas what setting i need to set to enable printer visibility under devices and printers? Is there something else wrong here? Is this easily fixable?

Update: i just added a network shared printer (brother 7040 connected to a winxp machine) to this win7 laptop and it too is not visible under devices and printers. What is different here though is that this printer is also not visible under print management.


Posted On: 2009-12-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Printers Do Not Showing Up In Devices And Printers

I have just upgraded from vista home premium (x64) to windows 7 home premium. The upgrade went fairly well, but neither of my printers was working after the upgrade. The software warned me that the driver for my brother hl 1240 might be a problem, so i was not surprised there, but my hp business inkject 2230 also did not work.

Both initially appeared in devices and printers. But i deleted them and reinstalled them to get the upgraded drivers. As i did this i realized that i had misdirected the lpt ports to both printers. However, now the printers do not appear on the devices and printers screen, but do appear when accessed via other software. I need to delete them so that i can redirect output to the correct printer, but cannot find anyplace to delete them.


Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Printer Installed And Working But Not Shown On Devices And Printers

Printers installed and working but not shown on devices and printers. I have two older printers installed on my new windows 7 machine. They work just fine. But, they are not displayed on the devices and printers control panel. So, i have no way to declare them sharable.

I've tried multiple ways to install the drivers: the natural "add a local printer", and the "install a network printer" referring to my old computer which is still on the network. The latter produces a working configuration, but no icon on the printer control panel. The former doesn't seem to work. A couple of days ago i did get an install to work that created local icons, but the vanished upon reboot. Don't remember exactly what i did that time.


Posted On: 2010-03-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disable / Replace "devices And Printers" By "printers"

How to disable/replace "devices and printers" by "printers" like vista in windows 7 start menu we are currently working on windows 7 test deployment but would like to replace the "devices and printers" in windows 7 start menu by the classic "printers" we all know in windows vista. Is there any way to do this?The "devices and printers" is not quiet user friendly in a "enterprise" environment. We prefer the keep it easy for the end user. Is where any way to make the classic "printers" in the start menu?

Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

No Devices And Printers

32 bit windows 7 home premium upgrade on dell vista laptop. On a good day it takes about a minute for devices and printers to display anything. When it stops working, the only way to have it work again is to reinstall windows.system restore does nothing. Devices that should be displayed still work, but devices and printers reports 0 devices and i think hangs. May be a coincidence, but happens after windows update. May also be bluetooth related; gave up on bluetooth mouse, too flaky.

Pc is a dell vostro 1400. No problems running windows 7 on compaq amd machine or hp i7.


Posted On: 2009-12-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Driver For Older Printers Not Available

Driver for older printers. None of these has a valid driver under "windows update". Any idea where i could get a driver from a third party? I have bought a windows 7 computer. I tried to connect one of my older printers to it:

1. Hp laserjet 4p
2. Hp deskjet 990 cse
3. Canon bjc-4550

There is no driver available under "windows update" for any of the above. Any idea if and where i could get a third party driver?


Posted On: 2009-12-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Devices & Printers Empty

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?


Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Paperport 11 Printers Did Not Install

I have paperport 11 pro installed and running on windows 7 -64 bit home premium. But the "printers" that it usually installs (so you can print to the paperport program) did not install. In previous versions of windows the way that worked is that a process named "pptd40nt.exe" would be running all the time, which installs and runs the "printers" from the list of installed printers. So you just select one and print to it. I have tried running this file in the win7 installation, but it doesn't do anything. It never shows up as a running process.

I tried "run as administrator" and "compatibility mode winxp sp3" but still no results. Nuance tech support knowledge base lists paperport 11 as compatible with windows 7 x 64. But aside from that their support site has not been much help, and they list my registered version 11 as "expired support", (they would love to sell me a newer version for $200). I would appreciate any suggestions to get this working. Not having those "printers" seriously limits the program's functions for me.


Posted On: 2010-07-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot See Printer In Devices & Printers Folder

I cannot see my hp 6p printer in the devices & printers folder but it shows in all applications when you print. I had it installed & tried to uninstall so now it's not visible but apparently the driver still exists somewhere. How do i find the driver and delete it so i can reinstall the printer correctly

Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Devices & Printers Folder Corrupted

After upgrading my dell studio 1737 from windows vista to windows 7 i cannot open my "devices & printers folder" the upgrade software was supplied by dell. This affects safe removal of devices and eliminates the utility benefits of using the "devices & printers folder".

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Network Printers Disappear In Win 7

I connect to two printers on my office network. One is a dell laser printer, the other an hp deskjet. They have been working fine for many, many months, both for me and for my coworkers.

I recently upgraded to windows 7 from xp and have been working out the kinks. I noticed today that, after rebooting, my network printers are visible in the devices and printers dialog. However, the moment i try to print from word or excel (perhaps other things as well; these are the only two apps i've tried), they both disappear, leaving me no printers. Excel gives me the message "no printers are installed. "

If i try to add the printers, i get a message, "windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine. " I reboot, they show up again. Try to print, they disappear again.could be coincidence, but i did install windows mobile device center 6. 1 today. Not sure what that would matter, though. I am running office 2007.
Any thoughts?

Update: it appears that the problem is caused by office 2007. I can print fine from outlook, but the moment i try to print from word or excel, the printers disappear - and i need to reboot to get them back. Also, no one else in the office has the problem. They can all print fine.


Posted On: 2009-11-04 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Devices And Printers Screen Not Loading

I have searched other online areas for the answer to this. Upgraded from vista and then noticed after a few days that the devices and printers window stopped loading. Windows launched and the green status bar appears, but no icons show up.

Saw on some other forums that restarting bluetooth service fixes this, but that didn't work. I tried creating a different profile and voila! It worked, but only for a few days, because i am now back to the same problem happening. I did not copy over hidden files and folders so i do not think there is any corrupting there. I do not see a fix from microsoft on this.


Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Installing Printers In Win 7 Xp Mode

I'm trying to install my windows 7 printers in xp mode. In the add printers wizard under use the following ports:, i see my windows 7 printers listed as ts001 (computername: prn14 through ts008 (computername: prn12). There are 18 of these ts0xx ports, 9 are inactive.

When i select one of these and click next, the install printer software window comes up, but i don't which manufacturer/printer to select because i don't know what printer i'm installing.

How do i know which physical printer each of these ts0xx ports equates to?


Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dual Boot With Xp And Network Printers

Win 7 64 bit dual boot with xp pro & d-link dir -655 cannot find network printers. Have logged into dir-655 and it will not hook up to printers. Does have internet connection. Printers are plugged into router. Amazingly finds an old hp 1220c (12 years old!) Which is connected directly to computer. Have attempted to download drivers to "ghost" drive, does not recognize os.

Purpose of 64 bit is for bim files from autocad and vico. Nvida 9600 installed and drivers are available for it. You folks will chuckle at one problem with multiple monitors, cannot renumber them, thus to use win 7 i reverse positions on desk (not desktop) physically so mouse will move from left to right.


Posted On: 2009-05-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Epson Printers Printing Slow

Very very slow printing and print spooler all of a sudden, i am practically unable to print on either of my 2 epson printers (r260 and r1800). When hitting print (or ctrl-p) in any application (adobe cs4, or ms office, or internet explorer, or firefox) it takes between 2 and 5 minutes for the printer dialog box to come up and just as long to print when hitting print. I have removed the printers, and re-installed new drivers from epson and i have also done several selective startups and clean boots, none of these help.

The printer is connected directly to the computer via usb. When all printers are deleted and only ms xps document writer and fax are in the list, the dialog boxes come up instantly, but as soon as i re-install any printer, it hangs. I have also re-installed windows 7 (as an upgrade), and stopped and re-started print spooler, but that didn't change anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated, it's driving me crazy.


Posted On: 2010-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

View / Add Printers To Client Pc

We have a windows 2003 domain and a mix of windows xp and windows 7 pcs. I am using a windows 7 pc. I can view a remote machines simply by typingcomputername just fine. With xp machines i can view they're locally installed printers and make changes to them. On windows 7 clients, i cannot. I get "you do not have sufficient rights to perform this operation". I cannot view the printers on any machine nor can i add a printer to any machines.

Once again. Everything works fine on windows xp clients. How can i correct this? I turned on network discovery and file and print sharing. It didn't seem to make any difference. Even when clicking on the 'view remote printers' of any windows 7 client pc, it shows 0 items even though there are 5 printers installed locally. I am a domain admin with local admin rights on all pcs. What is going on?


Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Control Panel / Devices And Printers Issue

My computer stopped accessing my laser printer after i shut off all power to my system when i went away for a weekend. The printer worked ok before that.

My inkjet printer is shown under printers on win 7's control panel/devices and printers page, but my laser printer is within a folder(?) Under devices (control panel/devices & printers/ken-office), and not under printers. Double-clicking on ken-office shows my motherboard manufacturer, gigabyte technologies, as the manufacturer of the ken-office device.

The inkjet has a usb connection, while the laser is on a parallel port (lpt3). The computer can access the inkjet, but the docs sent to the laser just stack up in the queue.

Thinking that i needed to install the laser again, i did so. Now i find that i have hp laserjet 4l and hp laserjet 4l (copy 1) both assigned to lpt3, and don't know how to delete one. It seems that dealing with this group of problems would be easier if the laser was out under printers instead of in the ken-office device.


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

Manage Default Printers Button Missing

I want to use window 7's ability to set different default printers for at home and at work, but the "manage default printers" button is missing from my screen. I had windows professional installed, but thought i read somewhere that it was only available with ultimate, then later i read that it was only available with premium. Do i need to do something when i connect to my home or office connection or turn something on for this feature to work?

Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

After Remote Login, Network Printers Go Offline

In windows vista, whenever i would remote login to my home pc, my default printer (which happened to be a network shared printer off my server) would clear its default setting. That was annoying but easily fixable. I've since upgraded to windows 7 ultimate and i'm having a related problem. Now whenever i login remotely to my home pc, my default printer (same network shared printer - hp lj 4000) goes offline, and it only comes back online after a reboot.

This is a huge pain point for me because i typically have 20+ windows/applications running at any given time and a reboot takes 30 minutes out of my day to get me back to where i was.


Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Control Panel Device And Printers Screen Goes Blank

No code error but something else when i go to control panel in windows 7 lost device and printers screen all i'm getting is the screen goes blank and nothing loads any ideas how for fix it.

Posted On: 2009-12-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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.

Posted On: 2009-11-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Usb Printer Not Listed In Devices And Printers Folder

I'm using a desktop box with windows 7 home premium to manage a small home network and share an epson printer/scanner/copier. The printer and a webcam connect to this computer via usb ports and have disappeared from the devices listed under devices and printers. However, i can still print from any computer on the network and i can use the webcam with skype.

If i click on device manager/view/show hidden devices, the printer and webcam show up under imaging devices and the printer shows up under printers. However, when i click on the printer name and then the settings tab i get a button that links back to the devices and printers folder which does not list either of the devices. How do i restore these hidden devices to the devices and printers folder?


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hdd Visible In Devices And Printers But Not Recognised In Explorer

I have two external storage hdd - a 320gb buffalo ministation (it has a samsung drive inside) and my principal backup drive is a western digital 1tb drive. I bought my new notebook four months ago (acer aspire 4740) and upgraded the ram to 4gb. Over the past two days my notebook has ceased to recognize either of my external drives in the explorer although it does the drives are connected when one looks under "devices and printers". I have taken the following steps:1. Checked the drivers are up to date2. "In win7, go to device manager. Uninstall the external hard drive. Unplug the usb cable. Plug it back in. Voila.

I know it seems simple and it was but it took a long time to figure out. " This came from a form here (http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7hardware/thread/630f7c23-3dff-4df3-8557-d7897e42549d?Prof=required)this has all been futile. Ironically my older notebook, which runs xp, gives me full access to both the drives. Please can somebody offer me some advice on how to deal with this issue.


Posted On: 2010-07-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Missing Local Printers In Remote Desktop Connection

When i used remote desktop connection (rdc) inwindows xp, all my local printers showed up in the print dialog boxes in the remote computer. Now that i have windows 7 ultimate 64-bit, in rdc sessions i only see the built in windows printers: "fax (from localcomputer)" and "microsoft xps document writer (from localcomputer). " I have two local printers: a network laser printer that is on a tcp/ip port and a usb ink jet that is on my file server. How do i get these to show up in my remote sessions like they did with xp?

Posted On: 2010-03-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Find External Hard Drive But It Shows Up In Devices And Printers

I cannot find my external hard drive under "computer" but it shows up in "devices and printers" how do i access the files on my external hard drive? I cannot find my external hard drive in "computer".

I just bought a new hp computer running windows 7. I just copied a bunch of picture, music, and movie files from my old mac (running leopard osx) onto a western digital external hard drive.

I plugged the external drive into my hp via the usb 2. 0 port on the front of the computer. Windows recognized the drive. It shows up in control panel/hardware and sound/devices and printers as "external hdd".

It does not show up in "computer" under "devices with removable storage". I just want to access my files so i can copy them to my new computer. How do i access my files on the external drive?  Why isn't it showing up in "computer"?


Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Printer Icon Appears As "new Folder" In Printers And Devices

I am running win 7 64 bit home premium and have two printers installed, one a canon ip4700. When going into devices & printers to select it as my default i notice that the printer icon has changed to a "new folder" type. I have deleted/reinstalled the printer, done a system restore, tried deleting icon cache through task manager, gone into user/appdata/local/microsoft/device metadata/dmrccache/en-us but no icon is shown there for the printer.

Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .