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    Printers.

    Hello. Is anybody here, on 9879, having printer lost ? I have three machines running that beta and all of them loose the access to my two printers, one W/L and one LPT1, the W/L one is an HP 3050 and the LPT1 is an old HP Laserjet 6L. I get a dialogue saying that the print spooler is not active, to do a restart and it might be picked up, it is not. They run fine from my W-8 machine. Be good. Jean.

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    Jean, my trusty HP Laser jet 2000 running through a PCI E LPT adapter and my Wireless Canon Pixma 892 are both running fine. I was amazed I didn't have to install drivers for the Laserjet and its obscure noname adapter when I did a clean install of Windows 10 and it has passed through all the builds.

    There are some steps outlined on this page that might help:
    http://www.techsupportall.com/print-...automatically/

    I assume you installed the latest Windows 8.1 drivers for your printers.

    Jerry

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    The moral is, unless you are a beta tester, a masochist or just desperate, don't use beta software.

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    Hello, Jerry and thanks for continued succour.
    The funny part is that my two printers will come on line and print one page then loose installation. I have to restart the machine to validate them, not a very efficient way to get things done. I also have a LPT to USB dongle here but it does not solve the above problem. I will go and read your URL, always good to learn something new. Jean.

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    Hello, Cali.
    You missed the point of my endeavour, maybe not by your first statement, a beta tester. I do IT for a few persons and I know how to turn a machine ON and solve a few problems. If you had read my attendance here, you would, maybe, agree to this " as a beta tester " that you were kind enough to include. Have a great day, I am having one. Jean.

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    Jerry, a FWIW.
    I have re-initialized this machine to W-8, just a matter of moving two cables, and it prints fine on both printers. Still investigating ! I am on W-8 as I type at you and I hope that you have a nice day.

    Edit. Back on 9879. It was nice on W-8 to see that the NumLock was as ought to be ! All was fine and still is. Jean.
    Last edited by handcuff36; 2015-01-15 at 11:57.

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    I've had a problem with the Print Spooler service stopping. When that happens you will not see any printers. I'm chalking it up to the current state of Win10 and just checking to make sure the print spooler service is running before I attempt to print.

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    I will bite, Joe. How do you start the spooler ?

    W-10.jpg

    Besides a restart, that is ! Thanks.
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    Hello, Jerry.
    Thanks a mega for this : your message #2 !

    There are some steps outlined on this page that might help:
    http://www.techsupportall.com/print-...automatically/

    I went through the steps therein explained and it worked fine. Now to try again on a new booting to see if it will keep initialized. I will keep you up.


    Jean.

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    Happy to hear that Jean. Hope it sticks.

    Jerry

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    Installing the new 9926 now. Maybe it will be fixed in it. Jean.

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