Solved

Install another printer driver to HP USB Printer

Posted on 2016-08-24
10
59 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-25
Is it possible to install another printer PS driver to a USB printer so that there are two printer icon appear , one with PS driver and one with PCL driver ?

Thx
0
Comment
Question by:AXISHK
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41769621
Only if the printer supports the PS Driver you wish to add.  Does the printer support both drivers?
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 41769627
Yes.

I install another printer driver to USB001 port. It installs it into a same printer icon, but only appear as two queue....
0
 
LVL 93

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 125 total points
ID: 41769629
Try this.

Make a note of the name the printer assigns.

Now uninstall / remove both drivers and in Devices and Printer, Printer Server Management, Drivers tab, remove the Drivers. All gone.

Restart.

Install one printer. Rename it to something different than what the printer assigns.

Now install the second driver. Hopefully the two names will now be distinct.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 41769639
Doesn't work. Both driver installed under same icon with two different driver only.

P.S I don't have USB printer but I try to capture a screen so that you can understand what I mean. Thx
HP-Printer.png
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41769640
So then it won't work.

I suggested the above because I have had two icons for the same networked printer (not USB).
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41769653
Both driver installed under same icon with two different driver only.

It is normal.

What is the model no of the printer?
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 41769711
HP M252dw.

But can I select the right driver for printing ? In Word, only one printer icon can be selected....

Thx
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Jackie Man earned 250 total points
ID: 41769723
Can you post back your screen in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers ?

Mine are as follows.

Printer icon
Printer inside Word 2016
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:Spike99
Spike99 earned 125 total points
ID: 41770514
The reason why 2 different printers with different drivers are grouped like that is because they both are using the same printer port. The only way to separate them is to use a different port for each one.

Do you have a second USB port that shows up in the ports list that you could use for the second instance of the printer?

If not, then you can edit the registry to display a Printers folder on the desktop which will list each printer separately. See the KB on MS.com:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2015694

The steps are:
1.  Open the Registry Editor (“REGEDIT.EXE”)
2.  Go to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
3.  Right click on the "NameSpace" key and click on "New Key"
4.  Give the new registry key this name (include the brackets):
      {2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}
5.  Press F5 on the desktop to see the new Printers folder.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:AXISHK
ID: 41771120
thx
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

While working, an annoying popup showing below will come and we cannot cancel or close it form the screen. The error message will come again and again.
On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

803 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