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    Print notification (Windows XP)

    Ever since one of my clients has installed Windows XP and they print to a local printer they get a notification after each print job that it has been completed. It is nothing more than a nuisance but I would greatly appreciate it if someone could tell me how to shut this option off.
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    Re: Print notification (Windows XP)

    I do NOT think it is a Windows XP issue, but a Printer Driver issue. Check ALL of the setting and options of the driver.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Print notification (Windows XP)

    A high percent of times if I have problems with any hardware device driver comes to mind as the #1 answer, but by default Windows notifies a user with a popup message that their print job has been completed on the printer. This setting controls that behavior. Open your registry (Start/Run/Regedit) and find the key below:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlPr intProviders]

    Value Name: NetPopup
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

    Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "NetPopup" and set it to equal "0" to disable notification or "1" to enable it. Restart the printer spooler service or restart Windows for the change to take effect.


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    Re: Print notification (Windows XP)

    This sounds like an old printer setting that was around on NT4. Somewhere in some sub-tab option, there is an option that enables a confirmation after printing. You need to uncheck that option. The printer I have here is an old portable - so I can't point you exactly where.
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    Re: Print notification (Windows XP)

    I trolled around in every tab and subtab and button behind Printer Properties I could find thinking there would be some gui box but I couldn't come up with one--I could well have missed one--I feel sure the regedit will work. The "0" at the DWORD value at the key above will disable the notification and a "1" will enable it in Win XP I believe.

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    Re: Print notification (Windows XP)

    "but by default Windows notifies a user with a popup message that their print job has been completed on the printer"
    Sorry this is NOT default on any of my computers or any I support.

    May be a IT setting using a domain network.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Print notification (Windows XP)

    There are Windows settings that controls notifications from both local and remote printers, they're under

    Start > Settings
    right-click Printers > Open
    File > Server Properties

    Does that help?? (Oddly, although I have Network pop-ups enabled, I don't get any pop-ups back from the server, so I've never noticed this "feature.")

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    Re: Print notification (Windows XP)

    Thank you to all who replied. The answer was in the server properties under file in the printers.
    Thanks again.

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