Can't print using installed printers

Ultimate Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
December 3, 2010 at 08:30:51
Specs: Windows 7, i920/8GB
When trying to print (no matter from where: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, MS Word, etc.) it says "No printer was found, do you want to install a new one ?" But the thing is that on the print dialog I can see my already installed printers: HP and a virtual one called doPDF v7. They used to work fine, I think that it's service related or alike. I'm using win7

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#1
December 3, 2010 at 08:44:05
in the choose printer box do you have print to file checked?
try uninstalling the printer and reinstalling..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
December 3, 2010 at 09:36:19
If I use chrome, I can't even get to the printing options. It says "No printer was found. Install a printer" as an internal popup

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#3
December 3, 2010 at 16:15:47
Go to Control Panel> Devices and Printers, Check your printer there. Make sure that your printer is set to default printer and does not show any apparent problems there. Right click and select properties or printing properties and look for a 'Print Test Page' button and test there. If settings there do not help, right click and delete. Then reinstall the printer from scratch. You already have the drivers so there should be no problem reinstalling it in a few minutes.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#4
December 8, 2010 at 10:32:34
I uninstalled and change a couple of things and now I can print test pages. But from a browser it says that I need to install a new printer eventhough I can see it

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#5
June 21, 2011 at 16:23:21
having this problem, followed all logical steps regarding printer installation, drivers, etc. programs randomly tell me that 'before i can perform print-related tasks, i must have a printer installed" or something similar. Nevermind the fact that I have 6 printers installed, and that they show up in the print dialog. When I do select one of the printers in the list, the print button greys out (google earth). It seems to be windows 7 related, especially if it was a system that started out with XP and was upgraded. Sometimes its as simple as restarting the program, other times it requires a whole computer restart. i hate windows 7 and its printing and networking problems. some other things about it are nice

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#6
June 21, 2011 at 18:38:40
You MUST uninstall the printers (delete), unplug the printer cable (if USB, not network printers), update the drivers for the printer(s) to Windows 7 drivers of the correct version (32bit or 64bit), plug the printer(s) in and reinstall with the correct drivers already installed.

Next time start your own post as a new question (you can always include a link to show what your problem was similar to and what you already tried).

Networking is different with Windows 7 for better security, but Windows 7 can join an existing XP workgroup. If you are comfortable enough lowering the security some, you just add a network user to the Windows 7 machine called 'everyone' and give it read and write permissions for your share folders or drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
June 21, 2011 at 20:47:37
Turn on the printer then reboot the computer.

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