USB001 not present in 'Add Printer' port list?
Setting up Epson LQ-570+ printer using parallel to USB adapter
I am running Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium. The computer has no LPT ports, so I bought a parallel to USB adapter in order to get this Epson LQ-570+ dot matrix printer working. Plugged in the adapter, powered up the printer, Windows auto-installs drivers for the adapter but says no printer is present. I downloaded and installed drivers for this printer (they do have a Windows 7 driver). Now, the computer seems to know that the printer is present, but it will not print. I have selected the USB virtual port as the port for the printer. I also tried selecting, one by one, all other ports (i.e. COM1, LPT1, etc.) but it would not print anything on those either. I tried plugging it into a different USB port, that didn't work either.
Interestingly, when I have the devices & printers open, and I unplug the USB cable that is coming from the printer, the printer is then greyed out. So, it is as if the computer knows that's where the printer is, and is aware that it is not currently connected. Once i reconnect the USB cord to the computer, the printer shows up normally (as in, not greyed out). But still not able to print anything.
Making fake LPT1 port for a USB printer
I use FedEx's online shipping web site via Internet Explorer to print FedEx shipping labels. But, the FedEx site only allows printing to a LTP1 or COM port, and I have a USB printer. I canuse their shipping software to print the the USB port, but the online version is much easier to use.
Is there a way to create a pseudo printer port so that I can "fool" Windows into sending the print command to the LPT1 port, and instead it gets redirected to a USB port?
(I want to do this as I don't want to have to purchase a print server)
Windows 7 can't detect Samba printer
I've been trying to deal with this problem for weeks, My problem is my computer can't detect my network printers shared via Samba.
-PC with newly installed Windows 7 Professional operating system
-connected to the network through ethernet cable
What I've tried:
-made sure I had the correct drivers
-made sure the network was in home group
-turned off firewall
-changed local security options to LM and NTLM-use NTLMV2 session if negotiated
-increased the limit of detected printers from 20 to 50
-connect to the printer through the "local printer" option and used port 631 (I could connect to the port, but not the printer)
-connect to the printer through the "network printers." option and provided a path "\\server\printer" (printer not detected)
What I can't do:
-connect to the printer with a cable or any printer CDs because there is restricted access to the resources
What happens when I try to connect to my printer using multiple methods:
I get various types of "Printer not detected" errors.
Win 7 Driver for Epson POS Receipt Printer
Trying to run a small business and make a Epson TM-U235D receipt printer run from a new laptop with no serial port is like trying to run a steam locomotive with a TV remote. First, I have a 25-pin to 9-pin serial from the device out. Had to use a U-2303 compliant serial to USB patch cable and driver. The printer is on com port 5 and I can send test print signals to it. The Epson driver is loaded and the computer has a default printer (properly identified as a TM-U235) but I am still not clear if this driver is an XP, Vista, what kinda driver, I don't know. Has anyone tackled this one before? I need to have a 7 driver to run this printer and I can't find one anywhere (except for the scam driver monitor software ploys).
Printer Alias (Basis Pro 5 Config)
I am attempting to configure a new printer in a config file for Basis Pro 5. The existing printer is connected to the parallel port and is listed as such:
ALIAS LP LPT1 ""
is actually the same printer, but is now connected via USB, so my question is how to I reference the USB port? Something like:
ALIAS LP2 USB ""
Adding shared printer to windows 7 PC
I have an HP Deskjet 5850 Printer sitting on an XP system which I share through other windows 7 PCs in the house. Yesterday my daughter wanted to share it with her new HP 64bit windows 7 laptop.
I went to add the printer it went off to add the printer via windows update came back and said it couldn't find the drivers so could I point the file at the drivers. Well no as I couldn't find them on the web.
I found that HP suggest adding it as a 5600 Deskjet but only seem to have an exe that add the whole thing as a usb printer so I did that printed fine directly attached. (Note I did tryadding \\computername\printername but it couldn't find the printer!)
So now to add the printer thinking the drivers would be added and so I could add the printer but it wouldn't let me past the add the drivers.
Windows Server 2003 printer driver error
I am using windows server 2003 sp1. I am connecting a printer called BIRCH prp080 to my pc using the serial port.
the printer is working well when I install the driver but the problem is when I restart the computer the printer won't work.
Right click properties in my printer driver will show me the message below
The prp-080 printer driver is not installed on this computer. Some properties will not be accessible unless you install the printer driver. Do you want to install the driver now
for each time I restart my computer, I have to stop the spooler from control panel delete driver from windows\system32\spool\driver and file server properties remove printer driver and thenreinstall the printer driver for the another time
What is the problem about ? Is it from my OS or It is related to the printer driver ?
Having difficulty installing network printer (Between Windows 7 and XP)
Downstairs I have a desktop computer with XP Home. There is an old (but works GREAT) Epson Color Stylus printer connected to the parallel port. I also have a Canon Pixma ip4000 connected to the USB port.
Upstairs I have 2 XP Home laptops. They connect fine to my network and access share files and the shared printers. All is fine.
I used to have a W7 laptop and I remember going through some stuff but eventually it worked just fine, acessing my shared files and printers.
Unfortunately, that laptop bit the dust. I bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop and so far all works perfectly EXCEPT I cannot get it to work with the printers. It accesses my network and shared files fine. I know it can be done because I did it before.
Here’s what I’ve tried. I went to networking and chose Add A Printer. I specified network printer. It found both printers. But when I try to add the selected printer, it says that it can’t find the driver.
Frankly, I looked on my desktop computer and I can’t find it either. I can also look on my two XP laptops but I am not sure what to look for. I went to the manufacturerssites and was unable to locate a driver, but it should be on my computers, I would think.
I wish I could remember what I did about 3 years ago to get my W7 to work with both computers.
Install a Network Printer from Windows XP Using the Add Printer Wizard
Recently I've shown How to Share a Printer with Your Network and how to install a network printer from Windows XP using the driver setup. However, there are printer drivers which do not have an installation wizard and a setup.exe file which does the work for you. If you find yourself in such a situation, you need to use the 'Add a printer' wizard. To learn how to do this, click on read more.
Why can't I print?
Here are solutions to some common problems with printing. My printer doesn't print. I see an error message about "spooler" problems. I want to add a network printer, but it's not offered in the Add Printer wizard. I can't find a printer that I want to add in the Network folder.
Printer Epson lq-590 Driver for Network Printer
We have just added our first Windows 7 pc to our XP network. I would like to connect to the Windows 7 PC to a shared "Epson lq-590" printer on one of the XP machines. According to the Epson website the only drivers available for this printer are through Windows 7 update in the "add a printer wizard". If the printer is directly attached to the Windows 7 PC the driver installation via "add a printer wizard" works without a hitch. When trying to add the printer over the network the Windows 7 "add a printer wizard" cannot find the driver for the printer.
Printer driver for Epson Stylus photo R220 series
The Original driver worked fine in XP pro. Then Epson came out with a Vista driver that worked in Vista ultimate. Tried the Vista driver in Windows 7. Printer will not print. First of all it will not recognize any paper sizes, then Explorer freezes. Printer is on a USB port. Any workarounds to get this printing?
Epson Photo 2200 printer install cannot find printer
I have been using the Epson 2200 on XP. On the new W7 computer I downloaded the Vista 32 driver. The installation went well until the final area where the driver looks for the printer, which it could not locate. Under manual search for the port used it shows just Com 1-4 and Serial and strange ports, but no Firewire or USB ports available to click. I then tried installing with Vista compatability and then XP compatability with the same results. I did not try the old XP driver in compatiability mode. The printer is connected because it does the internal check of ink when the computer comes out of sleep mode.
Shared printer send message to all clients: This document was sent to the printer
We are using a shared printer and a network printer, The problem is whenever a user gives a print to any printer, other users are getting the message 'This document was sent to the printer'. I want to block this display. We are using Lan (workgroup).
How to copy text file to com printer
I'm attempting to copy a text file to a zebra printer that is wired to com 12. I've been using Window's command prompt to test this, however, when I sent the file to the com port nothing happens. Am I missing something? Here is the simple command I'm using.
C:> copy test.txt com12
Can't add printer: Windows is "Searching for devices" forever
In Windows XP I defined two printers for the same physical device. One was configured for duplex printing from the paper tray, the other for simplex printing from the auxiliary tray, where I keep used paper.
I used each of those sources about half of the time, and defining them as separate printers saved me a lot of inconvenience.
In Windows 7 this appears to be impossible. When I click "Add Printer," Windows opens a dialog that says "Searching for devices. make sure your device is discoverable." Then, nothing. Thatmessage has been on my screen since I started writing this post.
I'd want to name the two printers something meaningful, like "Simplex" and "Duplex," but Windows 7 won't even let me rename the printer it configured for me when I installed it. What willit say if I find a way to start the Add Printer wizard and try to add another printer for the same device? Gently remind me that I've already got that one, and quit?
How do I get out of this bind?
How can I install a printer in XP Mode within Windows 7?
I have an HP Laserjet 1320 installed as one of my W7 printers and it works fine in W7. That printer shows up as "Shared" when I click on "USB" at the top of the XP Mode Window, but it doesn't show up in my list of printers, either when I click on "Printers and Faxes" in XP Mode or when I run programs in XP Mode and click on Print.
I tried the "Add a printer" option in "Printers and Faxes" in XP Mode, but it didn't detect the HP as a Plug and Play printer and I didn't want to mess anything up by incorrectly trying to install the HP manually, so I thentried other methods suggested on the Web, but to no avail.
I started to change "Shared" under "USB" in XP Mode to "Attach," but got a warning screen telling me that continuing with this would disconnect the printer from my computer, so I figuredthat it was time to head to the Lounge and pick some of the excellent brains on this site.
Printing to a Windows 7 Shared Printer from Macintosh OS X
Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 features a ’Windows’ tab in their ’Add a Printer’ dialog. Only problem: it doesn’t work. At least not for shared printers connected to Windows 7. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t print to a shared Windows 7 printer from a Mac OS X machine using a moderately simple workaround. The trick is to use the Line Printer Daemon/Line Printer Remote (LPD/LPR) protocol. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to print documents to a printer connected to a Windows 7 computer from a Mac via a local network.
Windows 7 - Zillions of new Printer drivers on Windows update
If you haven't done a Windows update on your Windows 7 (this is where the guys who jumped the gun on using the torrents will come unstuck) you'll find that the update will probably offer you a driver for the printer you couldn't get working when you first installed windows 7. Ensure you have the printer plugged in or connected (via a LAN if necessary).
Sometimes as in the case of the epson 1290 printer the VISTA and XP driver doesn't work.
My nearly 5 year old epson 1290 printer now works fine - epson have long discontinued this printer but windows has these drivers now "straight out of the box".
Share a printer
If you have a printer attached to your computer, you can share it with anyone on the same network. It doesn't matter what type of printer you have, as long it's installed on your computer and is directly attached with a USB cable or other type of printer cable. The people you choose to share the printer with will be able to use it to print, as long as they first locate your computer on the network. Watch this video to learn how to share a printer.