Get printer to print starting with page one in Windows 7

March 5, 2015 at 16:37:03
Specs: Windows 7
Printer won't print starting with first page. Even when I program it to print front to back..it still prints back to front. How do I change this. Windows 7.

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#1
March 5, 2015 at 16:42:11
Might be worth clearing the print queue in case something is stuck:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Otherwise:
What is the make and model number of the printer?
Did this just suddenly happen or is it a new printer?

If it suddenly started doing this System Restore would probably fix it. Type System Restore in Search then when you've opened it chose a date before it went wrong. You will keep your own stuff.

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#2
March 5, 2015 at 16:49:11
This is often an option within the printer settings - and varies a little from printer to printer; and also may involve the application in use at the time of printing.

Make and model of printer would be most useful here, so as to enable pholks to advise more fully.


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#3
March 5, 2015 at 18:40:53
It might also be worth going to the manufacture's website and getting the latest drivers for that printer.

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#4
March 5, 2015 at 19:14:30
Rather than going to the print preferences in an application after clicking on print, go to Devices and Printers, right click on the printer icon, select Printer Preferences from there, ad change your settings. Apply and OK to save these and close it. This will set the defaults for the printer rather than the setting for the particular print job or for the application for that application. This should stop the overall preferences from overriding what you are trying to set.

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


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#5
March 5, 2015 at 19:48:46
I agree with both #2 & #4. That said, some programs and printers can and will automatically adjust for direction, paper size and order of printed pages.

I doubt the issue is the drivers.

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#6
March 6, 2015 at 12:17:52
My printer is a HP 5600 desk jet. I am going to try some of the suggestions and will be back. Thanks so much....Lornan

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#7
March 6, 2015 at 13:18:49
This is the manual:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...

The print settings section shows where/how to change page order (in which pages are printed...)

I think the default is last-first page print order...; it can be changed to first-last page via printer properties/basics tab.


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#8
March 6, 2015 at 13:25:01
OK but leave System Restore on the back burner as the "if all else fails" option. Not that it's so bad but best try simpler and more focussed things first.

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#9
March 6, 2015 at 13:49:17
I've tried everything but update driver. How do I do that? I r-click driver there isn't an update selection.

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#10
March 6, 2015 at 13:53:46
Have you checked the manual for/tried the options as in my #7 above?

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#11
March 6, 2015 at 14:06:38
Re #9
Have you been to the printer manufacturers own website?

I've tried everything
Does this mean System Restore as well, or are you holding off on that?
[You haven't said if this is new printer to you, or whether this fault just suddenly happened]

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#12
March 6, 2015 at 14:30:32
Yes I did. Couldn't find a solution. Thanks.....L

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#13
March 6, 2015 at 14:40:03
I did not do system restore. My old driver died. This new Dell..new to me. It is a refurbished one with Windows 7. My printer is from 2004 a 5600 deskjet 5600 series, Model: C6490A. I had to reinstall it when I got the Dell. I have a Seagate portable backup drive. Should I restore from this? Like I said, I'm old lady "trying" to learn new tricks. L

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#14
March 6, 2015 at 14:58:59
If you are saying that you have never been able to print the first page with this printer then there is no point considering System Restore.

If you had it working properly at some recent time then fine, a System Restore back to a date before it stopped working properly might do the trick.

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#15
March 6, 2015 at 15:03:14
The printer always printed anyway I programed it to. It's since I got this Dell and reinstalled from original disc. L

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#16
March 6, 2015 at 15:14:33
OK then if the Printer has never worked on the Dell then System Restore will not help you as it can only take you back in time.

EDIT:
Is this where you went for drivers?:
http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/

You select the Drivers tab and put Deskjet C6490A in the box.

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#17
March 6, 2015 at 16:03:53
I trawled into hp support and found this:

http://tinyurl.com/k7upd3k

(Click on the tinyurl link to get to the hp site...)

I have a feeling you may have limitations with your 2004 printer running in windows-7. The hp site (comments on the link above) seem to suggest that?

What operating system did you have previously (when the printer was working as you wished/preferred)? I'm guessing it was XP - as your mention 2004... Hp are usually ok with drivers for anything that arrived within a current windows operating system, and at least the one (often two) immediately prior; although with windows-8 some of the reasonably current printers may not always be supported fully, even if they were ok in windows-7.

Check through "all" the comments and info via the links within the link above. There is a link there to an hp video on printing, which may be helpful.. It also can redirect to youtube version too if you can't view it on hp site.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sCllg...

I viewed it via youtube (on an ipad) and on the default print settings screen, as displayed there, there is "no"option to change or set the print order; which does seem a little strange. That option"might" be in the properties area, but I doubt it. Often "older" printers suffer from less flexibility/fewer options as the windows OS evolves; and is in effect stuck with whatever the printer manufacturer and MS deign (decide) to provide re' drivers. Possibly this is one such case..

I have a Canon inkjet that with MacOS 10.6x has more complete access etc. to its functions, and various options, than when running within MacOS 10.9. But it works OK; I just have to dig around a little within the Mac system and its preferences on occasion to access one or two user controls/colour tweaks etc. whereas in Mac 10.6x, 10.7x they were simply there...

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#18
March 6, 2015 at 16:21:31
Yes trvlr is correct. If you go to the link I gave and select Win 7 drivers for the Deskjet C6490A it eventually turns up exactly the same page as in the tinyurl link in #17.

So Windows 7 should find the drivers (and probably did the first time you plugged it in). It is not unusual in this type of situation to have some limits on functionality but a bit surprising if this results in the wrong page being printed.

About the only thing I can suggest is that you go to "Control Panel > Devices and Printers". If your previous printer is still showing then right click it and remove it, just in case it is conflicting.

By the way, in your #13 I didn't understand what you meant by "My old driver died". Maybe you meant your old Printer died.

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#19
March 7, 2015 at 16:03:27
Thank you all for all the suggestions. My #13....hard drive was no good so that is why I got this refurbished Dell with Windows 7. I had XP on the old computer. I took this Dell until I get a new one. So far it's working OK and learning how to use Windows 7 in the process.

When I got the Dell I was told I may have trouble with the printer. It printed, so I thought everything was OK. I guess I have to buy a new one. This Dell doesn't have flash drives that I need for my GPS, camera, etc.

When you get over 80, ya hate change. LOL
Thanks so much....everyone is so helpful. Lornan


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#20
March 7, 2015 at 16:57:07
Is it such an issue having to accept to print the pages in reverse order rather than first to last?

I could live with that "irritation" for the present at least; until I was really across win-7 (even maybe win-8x too). If the printer does the basics you require (even if backwards as it were) why spend the pennies replacing it just now? Wait until it either "dies, or reaches a point where you really do need one that allows you print in the order etc. you prefer - and likely has other options too?

I'm not far behind your 80yrs... and I don't like dumping kit that is basically OK -but with a few "irritations". Which is why I hang on to my '1995 Epson Aculaser1600/EPL5600" mono laser printer for general use. I manage to use it emulating an HP4 laser running within Mac OS 10x (as Mac OS 10x doesn't have compatible Epson drivers for it...). And in win-7 it runs equally as an HP4 - can't remember if there are win-7 drivers in its Epson mode or not... (I tend to recall not). I only use my 4yrs old Canon inkjet (all-in-one) when I need too...; for colour printing or high quality photo copying in black and white/colour...

So as they say if - essentially - "it ain't broke" - it does still print(?) - then why phyxe it?

You refer to flash drives for your assorted "toys" GPS, camera etc.. The Dell will have a few usb ports at least? Presuming so you can buy an assortment of adapters for various SD cards etc... all of which plug into a usb port. Radio Shack have them (or used to; I got mine in Sandy in Utah, and they're likely about almost anywhere - not the least Amazon/eBay/Egghead and not usually very expensive?).

What model Dell do you have?


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#21
March 7, 2015 at 17:16:09
"When you get over 80, ya hate change"
I think you'd be surprised if you knew the average age of regulars on here.

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#22
March 8, 2015 at 03:24:53
Very true re' #21...

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#23
March 8, 2015 at 16:05:39
You guys are great and make me feel good.

The Dell is "Optiplex 320". Yes, I will put up with the irritation until I get new computer. The printer sure won't work with a new one, so like Derek pointed out "if it ain't broke why phyxe it".
We have a Staples store, so will check out the adapters.

Everyone helped, so I can't pick best answer....hope this is ok.

Lornan


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#24
March 8, 2015 at 16:09:56
"Derek pointed out "if it ain't broke why phyxe it""
It was trvlr actually

Don't worry though. I'm an easy going guy, always happy to take someone else's credit. Not so keen on it the other way around tho LOL.

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#25
March 8, 2015 at 16:18:31
Sorry....".trvir"....a big thanks. Been told my "thanks" msg. is too short. If I could I would give ya hugs...LOL

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