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#1 fleamour

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:03 AM

What the frell is the above?!? :thumbsup:

I have just completed a fresh install but upon trying to print, it lists the above where the printer name should exist, then fails to print at all instead trying to save document as *.xps file.

All I wanna do is print a document!!! :flowers:

Anyone know how to get my computer back to the way it was?

Edited by fleamour, 02 February 2007 - 05:05 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:42 AM

Do you have a default printer listed in your "printer and faxes"? If not you might want to reinstall the drivers for your printer. I've never heard of "the above" so you got me there... :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:54 AM

Hmmm...

Checked Printers and Faxes but only has Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Have tried reinstalling printer drivers/software to no avail. Have contacted HP customer support & will await outcome.

Edited by fleamour, 02 February 2007 - 06:55 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:09 AM

I think you need to go Start, Printers and Add a new printer, go through the wizard and then your printer should show up in the list when you print.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:20 AM

I tried the wizard but it did not auto detect. Funnily enough when I came to un-install the printer software it asked me to remove the printer before continuing?!? :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:26 AM

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:00 AM

Chickety-check it out!!!

It's a done deal! All systems go!

I did look at manually setting up printer but at a quick glance my model No. did not seem immediately apparent.

Cheerz Budapest :thumbsup:

Edited by fleamour, 02 February 2007 - 08:58 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:24 AM

Hi fleamour
The Microsoft Xps Document Writer is MS's alternative to Adobe's Acrobat. It's basically a virtual printer.
Any document created with the Microsoft Xps Document Writer can be viewed by anyone that has the Microsoft Xps Document Reader, without needing the actual software app it was originally created with.
As far as I know, it's not included with XP. However, if you have installed Office, it may have come from there. You can use Office setup to remove it. I have Office 03 Pro so the below instructions may vary a little depending on your version:
Close all running applications. No part of Office can be running or the drivers won't uninstall correctly.
Go to Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs.
Click on Microsoft Office and then click the "Change" button.
Check "Add or Remove Features" and click "Next".
On the bottom, check "Choose advanced customization of applications." and click "Next".
Under Microsoft Office click on the + sign in front of "Office Tools"
Locate "Microsoft Office Document Imaging", left click the icon and select "Not Available" then click "Update to uninstall the driver.

EDIT: I see you're already set fleamore. I had to walk away for a few minutes in the middle of this post, came back and you're done. :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 02 February 2007 - 08:26 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:02 AM

Ahhh

So that's what it's for. I know it comes with Vista but is also can be down loaded as an XP add on.
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Posted 04 January 2016 - 04:30 AM

where should I download XPS viewer?

 

I came across many sites but which one will be best to download without 3rd party malware.

 

xps viewer is shown as selected in the windows Features.(windows 7 Enterprise)

 

Do I still need to download it?



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:48 PM

If you already have it as part of Win7 you do not need to download it.
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