Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers


  1. CJW
    Posts : 335
    10 Pro. 64Bit
       #1

    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers


    I have an Epson XP-7100 printer connected to my Windows 10 desktop computer via USB. All is working fine, no problems to report. But I do have 2 questions I hope someone can answer for me.

    1. In Device Manager, why is the printer listed 3 times?
    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-epson-1.jpg

    2. In Devices & Printers, how do I rename the printer?
    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-epson-2.jpg
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  2. Posts : 776
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Maybe the printer and the scanner are seperate logical devices so needing seperate drivers. As for renaming what appears when you look through properties?
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  3. Posts : 1,594
    win10 home
       #3

    Uninstall then reinstall the Epson,following the maker's instructions completely.
    Then run---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth ---and ---sfc /scannow ---until a clean report is given.
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  4. CJW
    Posts : 335
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hearsepilot said:
    Maybe the printer and the scanner are seperate logical devices so needing seperate drivers. As for renaming what appears when you look through properties?
    I checked & it does seem that the Scanner & Printer do use seperate drivers, so I guess that's the reason 2 listings are under 'Imaging Devices'. As for the renaming situation; when I open Printer Properties, I see this:
    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-epson.jpg

    But the name in the 'Properties' & the name listed in 'Devices and Printers' is different. Even clicking 'Change Properties' doesn't change the printer's name in 'Devices and Printers' (which is what I really want to do). Also, I cannot find any instance of XP-7100 in the registry, only Epson XP-7100

    joeandmarg0 said:
    Uninstall then reinstall the Epson,following the maker's instructions completely.
    Then run---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth ---and ---sfc /scannow ---until a clean report is given.
    Sorry, I don't know what you mean by this.
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  5. Posts : 1,594
    win10 home
       #5

    Could you confirm you are unable to uninstall the Epson .
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  6. Posts : 2,191
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2
       #6

    I don't know what the confusion is about. That just means you have a combination printer & scanner. I see the same thing for my HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 All-in-One Printer.

    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-printer.jpg
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  7. Posts : 2,734
    Windows 10
       #7

    Nothing is wrong.

    1. The top two (Imaging devices) are for the Scanner and probably the SD Card Reader, and the lower one for the Printer.

    2. Name differences don't matter. Just leave them be, that includes meddling in the Registry.

    Series is after the name as the range of printers use the same printer control language. There maybe other ID numbers after as well.
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  8. Posts : 16,949
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #8

    CJW said:
    2. In Devices & Printers, how do I rename the printer?
    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-epson-2.jpg
    I renamed mine by:-
    1 Right-clicking on the printer icon shown in your diagram
    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-1.png
    2 Selecting Printer properties [that's Printer properties not the Properties item lower down in the list].
    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-2.png
    3 Selecting the existing name in that topmost input box and overtyping it with the simpler name that I wanted.

    The change took hold and that's the name that is now shown in printer dialogs.
    Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-x1.png - Printer, Device Manager & Devices and Printers-x2.png


    All the best,
    Denis
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