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  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    How do you get this Windows?

    Okay I've been testing this new Windows, and it seems one minute it knew where my printer was and printed; the next time I really needed to print......would not find the right ports. I've removed all printers and even tried to reload but it won't print. It is an Officejet J4680 with wireless capabilities so I even tried to turn off manually from the printer. Does anyone got any ideas?

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  2. #2

    Hi this FlyGirlsBox, Welcome to the forums Go to control panel>hardware and devices> add printer then follow the instructions from there
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Or from the Start Screen, hit Win key + I and click on More PC Settings. Then, go to Devices and theoretically, you should see your printer.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86

    @echo off

    GMan behave yourself.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Thanks. I did spend almost an hour to two trying to follow prompts. That's when I realized 8 has a printer service that showed in the adm's control panel. I think I've narrowed my problem down:
    I have a Athlon xII 64 but I was running 7 32 when I installed 8. It tells me I need to install the 64 version and I have tried.
    It's that or it has to do with the ports. I use a USB port but that doesn't show as my local. It won't let me configure it so, I tried to pool printing from the USB , local and one other.
    Then I got my local to show as active but the same dumb printer shows a queue n will. It let me delete the doc or remove the device.
    It's late i will have to try tomorrow!
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  6. #6

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Follow instructions in THIS thread --should work in 99.99% of cases.

    To install USB Printer either directly or SHARED

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