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. That message 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 will it 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?