Windows 7 Thread, Printers and scanners in Technical; I have a question re- installing printers and scanners. On a Windows 7 client, if I am installing a local ...
24th July 2013, 11:49 AM #1
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Printers and scanners
I have a question re- installing printers and scanners. On a Windows 7 client, if I am installing a local printer I install the drivers from installation disc, all fine but then I connect the device and windows goes through the searching for drivers for 5+mins even though have just installed them. If I cancel the windows search it says not installed. So I have to let the windows search run, regardless if i have already used the installation disc. Am I missing something bleedin' obvious ? Any help gratefully received.
Last edited by Dos_Box; 24th July 2013 at 12:01 PM.
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24th July 2013, 12:02 PM #2
Have you tried downloading and installing the latest drivers from the manufactures website or installing the drivers directly via device manager?
24th July 2013, 12:05 PM #3
Unpack the drivers somewhere easily navigable to and use "Have Disk", no need to let Windows search for anything.
24th July 2013, 12:05 PM #4
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Yes I have tried latest drivers from website, although not via Device Manager.
24th July 2013, 12:40 PM #5
Assuming the downloaded driver has an .inf, copy the whole driver to the local PC (eg, c:\drivers\printers) and then open a dos windows using "Run as administrator"
Run pnputil.exe /a /i "c:\drivers\printers\whateverthefileiscalled.i nf"
This will install the driver to the driver store and then install on the local PC
I use this utility to preload all my drivers into my master image (but I don't use the /i switch as I don't actually want them installed...)
More details here:-
PnPUtil (Windows Drivers)
Hope that helps
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