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    Windows 8 - Now my pc won't "see" my printer.

    It worked yesterday but today it decided not to.

    I have a new ASUS desktop with Windows 8 and an HP Photosmart printer. The printer is supposed to be wireless but we've never managed to get that part of the HP to work on any of our computers - our previous pc or our laptops.

    Yesterday I connected up the ASUS and printer.... I managed to print and scan from the pc. It wouldn't scan from the printer - said to try from the pc.

    This afternoon I printed an attachment from an email application and then (after signing the document) tried to scan it. Still wouldn't scan from the printer so I tried from the pc and it said - no device. After trying various things I decided to remove the device and then reboot with it attached - but it didn't find it. I then tried to add a device - but it didn't find it.

    Any ideas?

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    Have you tried a different USB port?

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    Thumbs up

    Tried - didn't work. So re-downloaded drivers (same as I did when I installed it yesterday as our drivers were old ones) and rebooted - it worked. I was able to print. I give up - nothing logical about that....

    However, thanks for the idea - who knows, maybe that was the problem! Not going to change back to the other port now.... Now to try scanning...

    Many thanks,
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    It seems my printer connects wirelessly with my PC until I shut the printer off, then it looses the wireless connection. I am unsure why. Eventually I will get some time to figure it out. In the mean time, to connect wirelessly I have to reinstall the printer drivers. When I was using Win 7, I never could connect wirelessly so this is a step in the right direction. I believe in my case the problem is the printer, not Win 8.
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