This is typically caused when the device vendor does not supply a serial
number in the data stream from the device so the OS never knows it not the
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"David Croxson" <DavidCroxson@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have a laptop so don't always have the printer connected to it.
> I do connect the printer, Vista goes off and searches for a driver
> it already having one). It downloads and installs a copy of the printer
> driver. When I try and print from Word or whatever, it sends to the
> copy of the printer, which isn't of course the default! So nothing prints
> and I get an error in the print queue. The only way I've found to sort
> problem is each time to go into control panel, delete the old printer and
> up the newest one as the default.
> Apart from anything else it's driving my missus crazy because she cannot
> her head around what's going on!
> Is there a way of stopping this from happening? Does it matter which USB
> port I connect the printer to?
> PC Toshiba Equium A100-337 laptop running Vista
> Printer Samsung ML-1210
> Many thanks,