Solved

Auto printerinstall in Win95

Posted on 1997-01-30
1
144 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
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

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup". After a while, you have entered a loop for Auto repair which does not fix anything and you will be in a  panic as all your work w…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
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…

744 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now