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Printing Preferences do not stick

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JeromePRI, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. JeromePRI

    JeromePRI Thread Starter

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    Please bear with me. This is my first post :)

    I'm using Win XP Professional (version 2002) SP2 and I'm having problems with my printing preferences (network printer/print server).

    Going through Settings/Printers & Faxes, I right-click on my printer (HP LJ 4200) and go in to Printing Preferences... There I set different settings (like source tray and duplex printing). I click apply then ok to close the window.

    Here's the problem: When I go back to check, all the settings are reset to default. Is there any way to make them stick? (And aren't they supposed to in the first place?)

    It used to work when I was on my Win 2000 machine (same printer, same network settings).

    Also, I'm not sure if this is related but I'm having a similar problem with my MS Office Normal.dot settings. When I log out/reboot, all the settings are reset (ie: font goes back to TNR 12 pt, custom AutoText entries are deleted, etc.). I use a lot of different setting severy day and setting them every morning is not really an option as it is a huge waste of time.

    Anyway, thanks for any help/advice in advance :D
     
  2. JeromePRI

    JeromePRI Thread Starter

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    Quick precision:
    For the "Printing Preferences" problem, it occurs immediately (unlike the Normal.dot problem which occurs only if I log off/reboot.).
     
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