06-13-2019 05:35 PM
I bought this Officejet Pro 251dw when I had Windows7 and Windows8. It works perfectly on both operating system. I recently upgraded to new computers with Windows 10. I made sure to download the latest printer driver from the HP site. The driver works, but the Duplex setting keeps changing from "installed" to "not installed". I can set it back to installed, it may last a day or it may last 2 weeks, but it keeps changing back to not installed. It acts the same on both Windows 10 computers.
What can I do to prevent the Duplex setting from changing after I set it to installed???
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06-16-2019 03:52 AM
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Try these steps -
Step 1 HP Print and Scan Doctor -
Click on this link to download and run HP Print and Scan Doctor.
Step 2 Re-install the printer drivers -
1 In the search box, type and open "Uninstall a Program".
2 Look for HP Printer software.
3 Right-click to uninstall.
4 In the search box, type and open “Devices and printers”.
5 In the Devices and Printers, look for your HP printer. If you see it listed right-click on it and choose “Delete” or “Remove Device”.
6 Open the run command with the "Windows key + R" key combo.
7 Type printui.exe /s and click Ok. (Note: there is a space in between “printui.exe” and “/s”).
8 Click on the "Drivers" tab.
9 Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it Click on it and click “Remove” at the bottom.
10 Select Ok.
11 Select Apply and Ok on the Print Server Properties windows.
12 Close Devices and Printers Once the software and drivers are removed.
13 Restart the computer.
14 Download and install the software and drivers from here.
15 Click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
Hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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06-18-2019 05:50 AM
Thank you for your reply. I have run the Print and Scan Dr. previously without finding any issue. However, I downloaded and ran again, this time it updated the driver. I will wait a week to see if this corrects the problem. If not, I'll follow your instructions, wait another week, and let you know the outcome.
FYI, I have 8 computers on my network one has Win98, one Win2k, 3 with Win7, and 3 with Win10. This problem only happens on the Win10 units. Because of the mix I print to an IP address on all machines. Some of the software I use prevents me from upgrading the OS on some of the machines.
06-26-2019 05:56 AM
It has been a week since running the HP P&S Dr. I have checked every day, until today the duplex feature remained "installed". Today, it's "not installed".
I will try the 2nd "fix" you recommended and get back to you on the results.
07-11-2019 04:04 PM
I think the problem is fixed! It has been two weeks since following the 2nd recommendation (the first, Scan Doctor, didn't correct the problem). Duplex is still installed and working.
Your instructions did not match my screens exactly, but they were close enough that I was able to complete the procedure without much difficulty. There was one difference that I believe may have been the root cause of my problem. In step 9 under "Step 2 Re-install the printer drivers", on the instructions you provided, you state "Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it click on it and click "Remove" at the bottom." When I got to that point, I saw 2 HP Printer drivers listed. I removed them both. I followed the remainder of your instructions and have had no problem since.
Thank you very much for you help!