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Stop printer from duplicating itself in devices.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ZippyDSM, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. ZippyDSM

    ZippyDSM Regular member

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    How do I stop my printer from duplicating itself in devices. In win7? is taping the cords up so the cats can't unplug stuff the only option? LOL
     
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    Can't you just delete the "old" device listing?

    I'm not sure about a solution though sorry.
     
  3. ZippyDSM

    ZippyDSM Regular member

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    That's what I thought but it keeps making them every now and then LOL

    I guess this is a "feature" of windose. LOL
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    delete all the "same" printers, uninstall the printer software, disconnect the printer then reinstall the printer software & connect the printer when software tells you.
     
  5. scorpNZ

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    after you've done what ddp said it may pay to run ccleaner & also remove left over entries from regedit,hkey local machine & hkey user,under software in both,be careful a foot wrong in here could solve your problem permanently your comp will no longer boot thereby solving your extra entries issue ...:p
     
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