Re: Vista auto-detect on USB printers-- how to turn back on?
In device manager you will likely find an entry with an ! or it may be
labeled as an unknown device.
If you believe that this is the entry for your printer, right click and
uninstall the entry. Now, reboot your computer. The O/S will again try to
install the drivers for this device. You can follow the prompts from that
Richard Urban MVP
Microsoft Windows Shell/User
"coop" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I had a HP 1215 photosmart printer that would be autodetected, but wouldn't
> install because HP doesn't have a driver for it that will work for Vista.
> got tired of being alerted to this and chose the option to turn off
> auto-detect for that device in one of the alert boxes, so I could look for
> way to get the printer installed (I later found out that I had to lie to
> Vista and tell it I had a 7200 HP printer) . Now that I know the solution
> getting the printer installed, I can't get Vista to autodetect it again
> rebooted the computer and also unplugged and powered down the printer). I
> also can't get it to autodetect another USB printer. It appears that
> auto-detecting for USB port printers has been turned off permanently,
> is obviously not what I wanted to happen.
> How can I get auto detect toggled back on? Thanks.