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finding ink levels in windows 8

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    windows 8

    finding ink levels in windows 8

    Just recently upgraded to W8 from XP.. what a learning experience.. Im still
    Ive googled and cant seem to figure out how to have my ink levels show when Im printing. Im using the same printer, HP.. and they used to show up on XP. or even if I could find the level..period.. Ive looked under preferences under printers..can't find.... Can u help? Thanks.

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    What HP Printer? There is a 'Solution Center" that comes with most newer HP Photosmart and other printers, it will pull up the ink levels, should show them when the program comes up.
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    That part is up to the drivers,Win8 can find the drivers for an astonishing number of printers but they are rudimental and for more functionality you will have to turn to the printer manufacturer to get complete, proper ones with all the bells and whistles.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    I have a HP OJ 6500A Plus. The ink level worked in Win 7, but not when I upgraded to Win 8. None of the software for the printer works in Win 8. The printer still works though. You can still use the front panel on the printer to check the ink level.
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finding ink levels in windows 8
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