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About Windows 8 Printer Settings

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  • I Cant install my Hp Laserjet Printer in windows 8 developer preview.. When i click on Add printer then it only shows busy..but not detect any printer... PLz help me... 
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:20 PM

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  • Hey Devu1710,

     

    Try downloading and installing the driver for the printer from the link below:
    HP Support & Drivers

     

    If the driver isn't able to install successfully, try using the compatibility troubleshooter to see if it can help the driver to install properly. The compatibility troubleshooter can be opened by:

    • Enter the Start screen
    • Move your mouse to the bottom left of the screen to expand the Charms section
    • Select Search
    • Type Compatibility
    • Click Settings in the right column
    • Click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows

     

    Then follow the prompts and direct the troubleshooter to the installer for your computer's driver. You will likely want to choose the choice for This program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install or run now when it is given if the latest driver is only applicable to a different version of Windows.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:28 AM
    Moderator
  • Go to Network

    At the top choose "add a printer" instead of "Add device and printers".

    Enjoy 

    @scape

     


    Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:40 AM

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  • You might want to try the forum for "Developer Preview: General OS Questions" instead of the Live Connect forum. 

     

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/threads


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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:21 PM
  • Hey Devu1710,

     

    Try downloading and installing the driver for the printer from the link below:
    HP Support & Drivers

     

    If the driver isn't able to install successfully, try using the compatibility troubleshooter to see if it can help the driver to install properly. The compatibility troubleshooter can be opened by:

    • Enter the Start screen
    • Move your mouse to the bottom left of the screen to expand the Charms section
    • Select Search
    • Type Compatibility
    • Click Settings in the right column
    • Click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows

     

    Then follow the prompts and direct the troubleshooter to the installer for your computer's driver. You will likely want to choose the choice for This program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install or run now when it is given if the latest driver is only applicable to a different version of Windows.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:28 AM
    Moderator
  • Devu1710,

    is your HP laserjet printer is on network or local connection to your computer?

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:14 PM
    Answerer
  • Go to Network

    At the top choose "add a printer" instead of "Add device and printers".

    Enjoy 

    @scape

     


    Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:40 AM