Printer Installation

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  1. Posts : 103
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    Printer Installation


    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    21H2

    I have been having issues with my printer utility so I uninstalled everything.
    Trying to set up the printer which is hard wired into my desktop but it doesn't find it.
    It finds the printer across the office which I even unplugged, via Wifi I guess.

    How to tell it "hey buddy, hook your butt up to the printer that's attached to you"?
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  2. Posts : 1,560
    win10 home
       #2

    You need to install the Printer driver.
    Visit the printer manufacturers site for the correct driver version and installation method applicable to your model.
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  3. Posts : 103
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    joeandmarg0 said:
    You need to install the Printer driver.
    Visit the printer manufacturers site for the correct driver version and installation method applicable to your model.
    Did that just after posting. It won't complete the install. Not seeing a wired in printer.

    I need a new printer anyways. Takes a page of warmup as the first sheet comes out black.
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  4. Posts : 2,092
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
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    123pugsy said:
    Not seeing a wired in printer.
    "Wired" ... as in USB ?

    Try a different USB computer port. Try a different USB cable.

    Reboot after trying each option
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  5. Posts : 103
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    idgat said:
    "Wired" ... as in USB ?

    Try a different USB computer port. Try a different USB cable.

    Reboot after trying each option
    Thanks. I'll try it tomorrow.
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  6. Posts : 2,092
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
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    123pugsy said:
    Thanks. I'll try it tomorrow.
    Is it a Canon printer? From personal experience I know they are a proper PITA in getting the driver software to recognise the printer. I've found (and it might be the case for other printers) that it's best left unconnected until the driver software is partly installed, and asks for the printer to be connected and turned on.
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  7. Posts : 103
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    idgat said:
    Is it a Canon printer? From personal experience I know they are a proper PITA in getting the driver software to recognise the printer. I've found (and it might be the case for other printers) that it's best left unconnected until the driver software is partly installed, and asks for the printer to be connected and turned on.

    Thanks.

    It's a Brother. I've always had good luck with Brother products for the last 25 years.

    New one coming tomorrow.
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  8. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #8

    Hello @123pugsy,

    I have put these together for you that might help with diagnosis.

    Copy & Paste the following commands into a CMD Prompt and press Enter.

    Code:
    
    PowerShell Get-PrinterDriver -Name * ^| Format-Table -AutoSize ^| Out-String -Width 1000
    Code:
    
    PowerShell Get-WindowsDriver -Online  ^| Where ClassName -eq 'Printer' ^| Select ProviderName, ClassName, Online, Driver, Version, Date ^| Sort-Object -Property ProviderName, ClassName, Date, Version ^| Format-Table -AutoSize ^| Out-String -Width 1000
    

    I hope this helps
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  9. Posts : 4,731
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
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    Might be worth uninstalling the driver completely before installing the new one. I use the PowerShell commands after removing from Settings.

    How to completely remove a printer driver on Windows 10 - Pureinfotech
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  10. Posts : 103
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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks Guys.

    I will uninstall before setting up the new printer.
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