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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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If the Printer Isn’t Found

If your printer isn’t found automatically using the options in the preceding section, you have to fake out Plug and Play and go the manual route. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Open the Devices and Printers window as described at the beginning of this chapter. At the top of the Devices and Printers window, select Add a Printer.

2. If your printer does not appear within 20 seconds or so, click The Printer That I Want Isn’t Listed. Select Add a Local Printer or Network Printer with Manual Settings and then click Next. Select Use an Existing Port.

3. Select the port to which the printer is connected. The choices are as follows:

LPT1:, LPT2:, LPT3:—These are parallel port connections. Most computers have only one parallel ...

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