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    I have two hp computers ,one is xp home [is hooked by wire to the router ] the other is xp media and has the hp 1500 series printer connected to it and is wirelessly connected to the home network . Both computers share the printer . The problem is that the printer is listed by 8 similar names on both computers and I don't know which is real or which can be safely deleted to stop confusion How can I safely delete the unneeded printers or do I just delete all and start over?

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    It would be much faster and much less headache to delete all the printer definitions and start from scratch.
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    I had this issue after installing a new Cannon wireless printer. Just look in your Control Panel > Printers and see which one is marked as the default printer. If it's working, delete the others. Or, change the default until you get one that works--then delete the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchris View Post
    I had this issue after installing a new Cannon wireless printer. Just look in your Control Panel > Printers and see which one is marked as the default printer. If it's working, delete the others. Or, change the default until you get one that works--then delete the others.
    I agree. it gets very confusing at times. It seems that each time you install new S/W for printers, at times new updates, new printer shortcuts appear until you have numerous printers listed. You will probably find that more than one works properly so choose one and ditch the others. The worse that could happen is you have to acquire new S/W from HP because all printers are gone. You would then simply reinstall the latest S/W for your setup.
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