1.    19 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10 x64

    Questions about installing printers


    So, I've noticed that when I connect a new printer to the network via WiFi Windows 10 will automatically detect and add it to the list of installed printers. That seems nice except for the fact that the printer name includes numbers and letters that aren't related to the model name. I then go ahead and download/install the OEM package for the latest driver and utilities. That results in an icon with the correct name, however the first icon with the random letters and numbers persists. What I'd like to be able to do is prevent Windows 10 from auto-detecting WiFi printers to begin with. If that's not possible do you know if the extra icon in Devices and Printers can be deleted without affecting the correctly named instance?
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  2.    19 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 344
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Yes the original printer install can be deleted without effecting the new one.
    I don't know of a way to prevent it from detecting the printer initially.
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  3.    19 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,349
    Mac OS Sierra

    That is because the default for Windows 10 is to automatically connect to any printers or scanners that it sees on the network.
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  4.    19 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
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    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Yes the original printer install can be deleted without effecting the new one.
    I don't know of a way to prevent it from detecting the printer initially.
    It is done in Settings under Devices.
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  5.    21 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks to everyone who responded
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