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Problem with HP printer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mike H, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Mike H

    Mike H Flightless Bird

    I made the mistake of plugging in my HP1125c printer before it was switched
    on. Windows 7 immediately listed it as an HP Deskjet 1125c but in the
    'Unspecified' list rather than the 'Printers & Faxes' list. Since then I did
    connect it to a Linux PC and printed over the local net, but that Linux PC
    is not always switched on, so it's now back on a USB cable on the Win7 one.
    Still it remains in the 'Unspecified' list rather than the printer list and
    I cannot print to it.

    How can I remove it from unspecified- there is no option on right click to
    remove it and start again in the hope that it installs correctly and I can
    print to it

    TIA
    Mike H
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Mike H wrote:
    > I made the mistake of plugging in my HP1125c printer before it was
    > switched on. Windows 7 immediately listed it as an HP Deskjet 1125c but
    > in the 'Unspecified' list rather than the 'Printers & Faxes' list. Since
    > then I did connect it to a Linux PC and printed over the local net, but
    > that Linux PC is not always switched on, so it's now back on a USB cable
    > on the Win7 one. Still it remains in the 'Unspecified' list rather than
    > the printer list and I cannot print to it.
    >
    > How can I remove it from unspecified- there is no option on right click
    > to remove it and start again in the hope that it installs correctly and
    > I can print to it
    >
    > TIA
    > Mike H

    Uninstall it completely?
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Mike H" <no_reple_here_please@glueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:__Lkn.266397$jI5.201379@newsfe08.ams2...
    > I made the mistake of plugging in my HP1125c printer before it was
    > switched on. Windows 7 immediately listed it as an HP Deskjet 1125c but in
    > the 'Unspecified' list rather than the 'Printers & Faxes' list. Since then
    > I did connect it to a Linux PC and printed over the local net, but that
    > Linux PC is not always switched on, so it's now back on a USB cable on the
    > Win7 one. Still it remains in the 'Unspecified' list rather than the
    > printer list and I cannot print to it.
    >
    > How can I remove it from unspecified- there is no option on right click to
    > remove it and start again in the hope that it installs correctly and I can
    > print to it
    >
    > TIA
    > Mike H

    On HP's support page under Win7 there should be a utility to uninstall
    printer software and drivers. I had to use that to remove it from my
    machines. Read and follow the directions, it has to run 4 times in order to
    get everything.
    HTH,
    Dave
     

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