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Solved: No Printer Recognition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by puppypaws, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws Thread Starter

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    Printer Recognition

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    My computer seems to not recognize my printer. I uninstalled the printer software and reinstalled on XP Pro SP/3 but with no change.

    When you tell it to print it goes to a new screen which says:

    "Save The File As"

    In the bottom of the new screen it shows "File Name, .xps" and just below that is says, " Save as Type/ xps Document (.xps)

    I have never seen this problem and have no idea of what the cause may be.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Reid
     
  2. Ziggy1

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    I think you have another printer set as default, not sure what an xps file is, could be similar to printing to PDF...either way when you are in your printer menu ( through control panel) make sure your new printer is checked as default, if not right click on it and set it as default.


    edit: I see XPS is something from office 2007
     
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much, that was the problem. My wife made fun of me because she said I told you what the problem was and you did not listen. Since I have gotten the new computer I've had to move and change so many things my brained is fried.

    Thanks again, I am going to mow grass at this time so my head can become uncluttered.

    Reid
     
  4. Ziggy1

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    that's Ok I don't listen to my wife either...gets me in trouble everytime lol
     
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