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03-01-2012 02:31 PM
I have several Windows 7 64 bit PC's which just can't seem to print locally using USB to an HP Laserjet 1018 printer. However, i could get all of the Windows 7 machines to successfully print to the HP 1018 when it was attached to an XP SP3 machine.
I now believe, after 8 hours of frustration :-) , that when you have two printers, same manufacturer and same model, windows does not know what to do. Note that I do not have a seperate unix print server and have not attempted printer pooling.
So, the first issue I have is that I just can;t print locally to the 1018. Might this be due to having the same Printer defined more than once with different names?
WIth the above said, is there any way to define the same model printer so that I may print locally using my USB / printer cable attached to the machine I am using AND, retain the option to print on the same printer model (different physical printer) when it is attached to the XP machine elsewhere in the house and is shared?
I'm sure I'm missing obvious steps / facts ... hopefully someone can bring clarity to my issue. I would think this to be simply but, it's anything but :-(