Devices and Printers Window does not show v4 driver printer name RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    I have a v4 print driver. I noticed that after add printer wizard installation the driver's printer name does not appear immediately in the Devices and Printers window. I often have to wait about 15 mins or more before it appears. I also noticed that the device app example could not find the printer name unless it appears in the Device and Printers window. The driver settings seems to be fine because the installation did not popup any errors and the Print Management window can immediately show the printer name after installation. What can I do to make the printer name appear in the Devices and Printers window immediately after driver installation?


    Monday, September 9, 2013 6:36 AM


  • Hi there,

    We made some changes here in Windows 8.1 to improve the performance here. The performance is completely external to your driver or your printer, so there are no mitigations on Windows 8 for the issue.



    Monday, September 9, 2013 4:51 PM