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Printer appears offline, Windows 8

I just bought a new hp laptop (Windows 8) and installed my Laserjet P1102 via HP printer install wizard because the system requirements do not include Windows 8.


I was able to install it and printed some papers but after I restarted my laptop the printer appears offline. I think the laptop doesn't recognize it because a new printer appears online which is Laserjet 1100 but says it's not installed and wouldn't print.


How can I make the laptop recognise the printer as Laserjet P1102 the one that's already installed ? and why does it appear offline ? :l


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Re: Printer appears offline, Windows 8

This article should help with your printer offline error:

Give the steps outlined a try and let us know if it helps.

Best of Luck!

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Re: Printer appears offline, Windows 8

I followed what you posted for this other person.  I can't get past the point in step 4 of Solution Five.  The "Use Printer Offline" is checked and I am unable to uncheck it.  When I try, it gives a message that some error has occured, but it is not specific on what error.


My configuration:

- Windows 8 (Acer Aspire R7)

- HP CP2025 Pinter

- USB Connection


The printer was working with my new Windows 8 laptop on a USB 2.0 hub.  I changed to a USB 3.0 hub and it stopped working (got into the current situation).  I have tried to take the printer off the hub and directly connect to the laptop, but it still will not print, now.

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Re: Printer appears offline, Windows 8

I found that if I check Use Printer Offline and then uncheck it that Windows 8 will finally recognize that the printer is actually online.

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