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  1. #1

    Posts : 29
    Windows Eight and Vista

    Network printer options

    I have added a Win 8 ASUS laptop to my local network.
    It is working well sharing other network devices. I had to download drivers from HP to get the shared D7260 printer working.
    I wanted to see if the Printer Properties were set for automatic duplex option in Advanced > Printing defaults.
    and if the duplex unit was installed in Device Settings. The printer does have the Q5582A duplexer and it was present when the drivers were downloaded.
    Much to my surprise the printer properties show up as a storage device. I have no idea how this happened. They show correctly on the desktop and another laptop. I need advice on how to correct this situation
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  2. #2

    Posts : 29
    Windows Eight and Vista

    Network printer options

    I was able to get to properties and preferences.
    The key was to find these features in the rt-click context menu and not expect to see them as tabs from properties as I do In Vista
    Frank C
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  3. #3

    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Hi Frank, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Good to know you found what you were looking for. For future reference, the reason Windows sees your printer also as a network storage is the card reader on D7260. Adding a printer with a card reader as a network printer automatically classifies it as both printer and network storage.

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