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Printer overload

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#1 kbtarl


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:06 PM

My brother in law is using a windows 7 computer I built for use in his photography business. They do green screen composite portraits and uses four printers to print. At times all the printers are running which on occassion lags then overloads the computer which in turn my loose the printer from the devices listing. He has to turn the computer off and then back on again.


This computer is only used for photography printing and not for use on the internet. Can i shut down some services that will free processor and memory to make the system more stable. Should he be using a print server? What do you suggess I do to make this more functional.


The computer is a Core i5 with 16 megs of ram.





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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:52 AM

FWIW:  Purpose Of Print Server .


I can't imagine any reason that running 4 printers would be any burden on Windows...but I can imagine that there might be conflicts if multiple printers are trying to access the same system files at the same time.



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