Solved

Auto printerinstall in Win95

Posted on 1997-01-30
1
155 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
We are trying to use WinInstall from Seagate Software to do automatic printer install.

WinInstall works just fine for software, but when it comes to printers there is a problem.

The driver is installed fine, and all the settings in registry are ok, but Win-95 won't use it.  The printer does not show up in the Printer folder.

But when I reboot the pc, the printer is ok and everything works just fine.

Windows 95 reads the registry during boot, checks to see what printers are installed and let the users use them.  But since you don't have to reboot the pc after you have installed a printer "the microsoft way" using the "add printer wizard" I guess that there is a hidden systemcall or
something like this to make Windows 95 re-read the printer setup from registry without rebooting the pc.

Can somebody please help !!

I would like to get any answer or tip by e-mail as weel.

Thank you.

Oystein Hermansen, Norway
e-mail: ohe@allianse.no
0
Comment
Question by:ohe
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Irene012397 earned 100 total points
ID: 1744031
Hope this works:
right click MyCompter and select Properties. Choose the DeviceManager tab. Select Computer, select ViewDevicesByConnection and finally choose Refresh.

0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article helps those who get the 0xc004d307 error when trying to rearm (reset the license) Office 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and/or those trying to prep the master image for Microsoft Key Management (KMS) activation. (i.e.- C…
When asking a question in a forum or creating documentation, screenshots are vital tools that can convey a lot more information and save you and your reader a lot of time
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question