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Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!

  1. #1


    RaisingAlexis Guest

    Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!

    Any time I have to unplug my USB printer, I have to re-install the printer
    drivers. How can I fix this?



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  2. #2


    romanom Guest

    RE: Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!

    What brand printer? I have an HP and had a similiar problems, except mine
    was more random, sometimes the drivers would reinstall for no apparent reason.

    On HP's site they used to have a patch for download about this issue, but it
    didn't work, which is probably why the patch is no longer there for download.

    There is a fix, sort of:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    This seems to at least cut down on the number of times this happens to me,
    only once has it happened since I installed the update. Before, it would
    happen 2-3 times a week.

    This fix may also be relevant:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    "RaisingAlexis" wrote:

    > Any time I have to unplug my USB printer, I have to re-install the printer
    > drivers. How can I fix this?
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    trickytree7 Guest

    RE: Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!

    I have the exact same problem. Every time I plug my HP Printer back in to the
    USB port, it reinstalls the driver. So frustrating! I downloaded these
    updates, hopefully that helps. Anyway have any other ideas??

    "romanom" wrote:

    > What brand printer? I have an HP and had a similiar problems, except mine
    > was more random, sometimes the drivers would reinstall for no apparent reason.
    >
    > On HP's site they used to have a patch for download about this issue, but it
    > didn't work, which is probably why the patch is no longer there for download.
    >
    > There is a fix, sort of:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >
    > This seems to at least cut down on the number of times this happens to me,
    > only once has it happened since I installed the update. Before, it would
    > happen 2-3 times a week.
    >
    > This fix may also be relevant:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >
    > "RaisingAlexis" wrote:
    >

    > > Any time I have to unplug my USB printer, I have to re-install the printer
    > > drivers. How can I fix this?
    > >
    > >

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  4. #4


    Jay Guest

    RE: Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!

    I am having the same problem, but when I tried to download the updates
    listed, ms.com indicated that my system does not need them? I have an HP
    c6180 and two home PCs. I would like to simply plug the printer into
    whichever PC I need to print from. However, when I plug the printer back
    into the first PC, it finds and reinstalls the drivers, leaving me stuck for
    10 minutes until it finishes. Am I doing something wrong? Is there an
    obvious better approach? Is there a setting to stop this maddening
    autoinstall of drivers that have already been installed?

    Thanks,
    Jay


    "trickytree7" wrote:

    > I have the exact same problem. Every time I plug my HP Printer back in to the
    > USB port, it reinstalls the driver. So frustrating! I downloaded these
    > updates, hopefully that helps. Anyway have any other ideas??
    >
    > "romanom" wrote:
    >

    > > What brand printer? I have an HP and had a similiar problems, except mine
    > > was more random, sometimes the drivers would reinstall for no apparent reason.
    > >
    > > On HP's site they used to have a patch for download about this issue, but it
    > > didn't work, which is probably why the patch is no longer there for download.
    > >
    > > There is a fix, sort of:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    > >
    > > This seems to at least cut down on the number of times this happens to me,
    > > only once has it happened since I installed the update. Before, it would
    > > happen 2-3 times a week.
    > >
    > > This fix may also be relevant:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    > >
    > > "RaisingAlexis" wrote:
    > >

    > > > Any time I have to unplug my USB printer, I have to re-install the printer
    > > > drivers. How can I fix this?
    > > >
    > > >

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  5. #5


    trickytree7 Guest

    RE: Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!

    Jay,

    It doesn't appear there is a fix for this. I've even called Dell and they
    were completely stumped. This is definitely a Vista bug. I searched MS
    website far and wide and found no solutions. SO ANNOYING!! If you come up
    with any solution please post it here!

    "Jay" wrote:

    > I am having the same problem, but when I tried to download the updates
    > listed, ms.com indicated that my system does not need them? I have an HP
    > c6180 and two home PCs. I would like to simply plug the printer into
    > whichever PC I need to print from. However, when I plug the printer back
    > into the first PC, it finds and reinstalls the drivers, leaving me stuck for
    > 10 minutes until it finishes. Am I doing something wrong? Is there an
    > obvious better approach? Is there a setting to stop this maddening
    > autoinstall of drivers that have already been installed?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jay
    >
    >
    > "trickytree7" wrote:
    >

    > > I have the exact same problem. Every time I plug my HP Printer back in to the
    > > USB port, it reinstalls the driver. So frustrating! I downloaded these
    > > updates, hopefully that helps. Anyway have any other ideas??
    > >
    > > "romanom" wrote:
    > >

    > > > What brand printer? I have an HP and had a similiar problems, except mine
    > > > was more random, sometimes the drivers would reinstall for no apparent reason.
    > > >
    > > > On HP's site they used to have a patch for download about this issue, but it
    > > > didn't work, which is probably why the patch is no longer there for download.
    > > >
    > > > There is a fix, sort of:
    > > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    > > >
    > > > This seems to at least cut down on the number of times this happens to me,
    > > > only once has it happened since I installed the update. Before, it would
    > > > happen 2-3 times a week.
    > > >
    > > > This fix may also be relevant:
    > > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    > > >
    > > > "RaisingAlexis" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Any time I have to unplug my USB printer, I have to re-install the printer
    > > > > drivers. How can I fix this?
    > > > >
    > > > >

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  6. #6


    Jay Guest

    RE: Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!

    Are there any MVPS or Microsoft personnel who can tell us if there is at
    least a formal defect opened by MS or if we are simply out of luck for now?

    "trickytree7" wrote:

    > Jay,
    >
    > It doesn't appear there is a fix for this. I've even called Dell and they
    > were completely stumped. This is definitely a Vista bug. I searched MS
    > website far and wide and found no solutions. SO ANNOYING!! If you come up
    > with any solution please post it here!
    >
    > "Jay" wrote:
    >

    > > I am having the same problem, but when I tried to download the updates
    > > listed, ms.com indicated that my system does not need them? I have an HP
    > > c6180 and two home PCs. I would like to simply plug the printer into
    > > whichever PC I need to print from. However, when I plug the printer back
    > > into the first PC, it finds and reinstalls the drivers, leaving me stuck for
    > > 10 minutes until it finishes. Am I doing something wrong? Is there an
    > > obvious better approach? Is there a setting to stop this maddening
    > > autoinstall of drivers that have already been installed?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Jay
    > >
    > >
    > > "trickytree7" wrote:
    > >

    > > > I have the exact same problem. Every time I plug my HP Printer back in to the
    > > > USB port, it reinstalls the driver. So frustrating! I downloaded these
    > > > updates, hopefully that helps. Anyway have any other ideas??
    > > >
    > > > "romanom" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > What brand printer? I have an HP and had a similiar problems, except mine
    > > > > was more random, sometimes the drivers would reinstall for no apparent reason.
    > > > >
    > > > > On HP's site they used to have a patch for download about this issue, but it
    > > > > didn't work, which is probably why the patch is no longer there for download.
    > > > >
    > > > > There is a fix, sort of:
    > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    > > > >
    > > > > This seems to at least cut down on the number of times this happens to me,
    > > > > only once has it happened since I installed the update. Before, it would
    > > > > happen 2-3 times a week.
    > > > >
    > > > > This fix may also be relevant:
    > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    > > > >
    > > > > "RaisingAlexis" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > > Any time I have to unplug my USB printer, I have to re-install the printer
    > > > > > drivers. How can I fix this?
    > > > > >
    > > > > >

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  7. #7


    cqui3 Guest

    Re: Vista keeps losing my printer drivers!


    "Jay" <Jay@xxxxxx> a écrit dans le message de
    news:1912369E-000D-4472-A508-8EE83C2C278B@xxxxxx

    > Are there any MVPS or Microsoft personnel who can tell us if there is at
    > least a formal defect opened by MS or if we are simply out of luck for
    > now?
    >
    > "trickytree7" wrote:
    >

    >> Jay,
    >>
    >> It doesn't appear there is a fix for this. I've even called Dell and
    >> they
    >> were completely stumped. This is definitely a Vista bug. I searched MS
    >> website far and wide and found no solutions. SO ANNOYING!! If you come up
    >> with any solution please post it here!
    >>
    >> "Jay" wrote:
    >>

    >> > I am having the same problem, but when I tried to download the updates
    >> > listed, ms.com indicated that my system does not need them? I have an
    >> > HP
    >> > c6180 and two home PCs. I would like to simply plug the printer into
    >> > whichever PC I need to print from. However, when I plug the printer
    >> > back
    >> > into the first PC, it finds and reinstalls the drivers, leaving me
    >> > stuck for
    >> > 10 minutes until it finishes. Am I doing something wrong? Is there an
    >> > obvious better approach? Is there a setting to stop this maddening
    >> > autoinstall of drivers that have already been installed?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > Jay
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "trickytree7" wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > I have the exact same problem. Every time I plug my HP Printer back
    >> > > in to the
    >> > > USB port, it reinstalls the driver. So frustrating! I downloaded
    >> > > these
    >> > > updates, hopefully that helps. Anyway have any other ideas??
    >> > >
    >> > > "romanom" wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > > > What brand printer? I have an HP and had a similiar problems,
    >> > > > except mine
    >> > > > was more random, sometimes the drivers would reinstall for no
    >> > > > apparent reason.
    >> > > >
    >> > > > On HP's site they used to have a patch for download about this
    >> > > > issue, but it
    >> > > > didn't work, which is probably why the patch is no longer there for
    >> > > > download.
    >> > > >
    >> > > > There is a fix, sort of:
    >> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >> > > >
    >> > > > This seems to at least cut down on the number of times this happens
    >> > > > to me,
    >> > > > only once has it happened since I installed the update. Before, it
    >> > > > would
    >> > > > happen 2-3 times a week.
    >> > > >
    >> > > > This fix may also be relevant:
    >> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >> > > >
    >> > > > "RaisingAlexis" wrote:
    >> > > >
    >> > > > > Any time I have to unplug my USB printer, I have to re-install
    >> > > > > the printer
    >> > > > > drivers. How can I fix this?
    >> > > > >
    >> > > > >
    It could be that the printer is plugged into a different USB connector. Try
    always reconnect in the
    same connector.


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