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Installing a usb printer on Windows 8.1

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    How long do you keep your system up? Iow, if you don't shut down for weeks at a time then a work-around may be to boot a Linux live CD(if you can find one with a driver for the printer) to initialize it.

    When I was multi-booting OS I often had hardware that was one model below that which the Linux driver would initialize. But if I booted to Windows first, I could warm boot into Linux and it would work. Sometimes you just have to fudge it.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You obviously did not read my last post before posting the above. If I could only select a usb port in windows 8.1 the manual install would work the way it has with other preceeding versons of windows. If you have an answer to why usb ports don't show up in the port tab or the printer properties dialog, then I am interested in hearing them. Otherwise you are wasting your time with all these suggestions about how I can compensate for a lack of function in windows.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jjones7947 View Post
    You obviously did not read my last post before posting the above. If I could only select a usb port in windows 8.1 the manual install would work the way it has with other preceeding versons of windows. If you have an answer to why usb ports don't show up in the port tab or the printer properties dialog, then I am interested in hearing them. Otherwise you are wasting your time with all these suggestions about how I can compensate for a lack of function in windows.
    Fine. I'll waste no more time on your issues. Sorry to be such a burden.
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