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    Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    I have a printer that does color and duplex printing. I would like to set up copies of the printer in Settings/Printer & faxes with different options to do black & white printing and double sided printing. I can

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    Re: Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    You'll have to create a new printer definition in Printers and Faxes. Although Printers and Faxes looks like a folder, it isn't a real folder, but a visual representation of registry keys. You can't copy and paste the printer definitions.

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    Re: Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    Thank you Hans for replying. How do I create a new printer definition? Do I need to use Regedit and create a copy of the key? Or is there an easier way?

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    Re: Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    Simply click "Add a printer" in the Printers and Faxes control panel.

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    Re: Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    Just run the "Add Printer" wizard in the folder as many times as you need, and each time a new definition will be created.
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    Re: Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    There are a number of RUNDLL32 commands using the SHELL32.DLL and PRINTUI.DLL DLLs, but these are fairly complicated and probably not sufficiently comprehensive to do what you want. Hans' suggestion is likely to be the fastest, and the least error-prone!

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    Re: Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    Each time I

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    Re: Copy of printer (Windows XP)

    Try browsing to C:Windowsinf (or wherever Windows is installed) to find the driver. You may have to tell Windows Explorer to show hidden files and folders first, since the INF folder is hidden by default.
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