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Vista Keeps Asking Me to Reinstall My Printer

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      4th July 2008, 08:36 AM

I have aHP Compaq Presario laptop, brand new, running Windows Vista Home Premium. I have correctly installed my printer (an HP 3100 Series) and all drivers. I don't have my laptop always connected to the printer. Every time I connect my printer to my laptop (same port each time), I have to reinstall the printer and drivers again and again and again. This is driving me crazy and I don't understand why this is happening.

Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks, appreciate it!
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      5th July 2008, 03:05 AM
Post in reply to: jwarrengeorge

Try setting the printer to a fixed IP address, such as If you
are on a network hub, the assignment should be done there as it issues the

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      5th July 2008, 04:15 AM

I assume you are using x86 vista? I had that problem as well, HP
drivers and printer, but the issue does not seem to effect x64. I wish
I could be more helpful, I can offer no solution, other than it's a MS
issue, and hopefully, sooner or later, they'll get it figured out and
there will be an "important" update. . .


"Be careful what you pretend to be, because in the end, you are what you
pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut paraphrased from his novel "Mother
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      2nd December 2008, 08:48 AM
HP support suggested stopping HP CUE Device discovery services, hope this help. You can contact HP support and they may give you detail instruction by E-mail.

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