Adding an HP printer to a Windows PC just hasn’t been the same since the introduction of Vista. It either works or it doesn’t. And then the install of the HP bloated software takes 15 minutes or more and maybe a reboot. Also, why do new HP printers take 20 minutes to align and calibrate on a new setup? I don’t know and don’t like it.
Personally, I had to reinstall my printer software 2-3 times over the past year because it just craps out, disappears or it actually tells me to reinstall the software.
Yes, I have seen this error and blew another 20 minutes or more deleting the printer, and then re-installing it, again.
Consider the following scenario: You delete a printer while it is in an Offline status.You add the new printer, again, that has the same name as the old printer. You restart the computer. In this scenario, the status of the new printer is displayed as Offline.
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