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Duplicate printers

  1. #1


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Duplicate printers


    Hi, I have an annoying problem. I have a number of copies of my Brother HL-1435 printer. They only show up when printing from programs like MS Word 2013. In Control Panel only one shows at a time as Copy 1, Copy 2, etc. I can't rename any of them as Windows thinks there are multiple copies. Is there some way to get rid either of all them so I can start over and have only one, or at least be able to delete all the extras?

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1


    The first thing I would do (if you haven't tried it already) is do a complete uninstall of that printer and a proper reinstall following the manufacturer's instructions and also making sure you have the proper Win 8.x driver on hand when prompt to use it. Good luck.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the reply. The problem is they don't show up in Control Panel. Every time I plug it in another version gets added so 6 or 7 show up as printers in programs like Word.
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    Windows 8.1


    Do they show up in Devices and Printers?

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    Do they show up in the Print Manager?

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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ah, that was it. I opened print management and found them all there. Many thanks!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by oboedad55 View Post
    Ah, that was it. I opened print management and found them all there. Many thanks!
    Glad those few hints were able to help you get your issue resolved. Nice work.
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