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    I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium in a small office. We have three printers directly connected to the LAN. One of those is not used very often so we keep it turned off most of the time because it is rather noisy. If the printer is turned off when we start certain programs we have a 30 second delay waiting for a timeout. There is no delay on any of these programs if the printer is turned on.

    Is there a way to have Win7 ignore printers that are off line or to reset the timeout to something shorter?

    TIA.

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    Martin, Welcome to the Lounge. It's nice to see new posters with new perspectives.

    Check out this site for the Wait To Kill registry hack. There were a couple of threads in these forums as well but I can not find them this morning. Perhaps this will help you. The default is 30 sec. I believe. This can be cut back conciderable.
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    Thanks. Seems to work well at about 3 second setting.

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    Glad I could help. Thanks for the thumbs up.
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    Morning Ted.

    I have a printer and W-7 question. I am in the boonies now and only brought my Toshiba laptop with me as I normally also bring a G41 Thinkpad, not this time.

    OK, the Toshiba runs W-7, 64 bit. I can not use my printer ! There are no driver for the 64 mode on this printer, a Lexmark Z33, it was working well on the G41 running XPP-SP3. Would you have a suggestion as to a driver for this 64 mode Toshiba or is it a lost cause ? ( I mean besides buying a new printer ). Next time, I have resolved to bring both machines again. I am of the opinion that a putor sans printer is a no-go.

    Have a great day. . . . .Jean.

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    Without 64-bit drivers it is a lost cause as far as a direct hookup to Win-7 is concernced. If you have a router you could look into purchasing a network print server.

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    Hello JoeP.



    >>> Without 64-bit drivers it is a lost cause as far as a direct hookup to Win-7 is concernced.

    This is also what I thought, vis--vis Win-7 but only the 64 bit version. It is running fine on my Acer and on my Thinkpad, both are 32 bit versions, The Acer is W-7 and the TP is XPP.

    Thanks for confirming my opinion as much as I dreaded it. Jean.

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    Jean,

    The only suggestion I could make is to set up a XP mode type environment because the printer does not have 64 Bit drivers. indeed only shows 32 Bit up to XP. Sorry
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