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Usb hub Thanks for the info, but I have another question. I get it that I need a usb hub to have both printers available to use rather than unplugging one to use the other. Thanks for the website. I found a couple different ones in a department store here for about $30 each. I'll probably pick one up on the weekend. I'm just wondering though, if when I uninstalled both drivers for both printers and only installed the laser printer, why it wouldn't print from the usb port on the back of my tower. Wouldn't the fact that I uninstalled both and only installed the laser printer "erase" what the computer thought I was using before and revert back to the original hook up of just the laser printer?

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Re: usb hub

The answer is yes your PC will not look for any previous drivers to work the printer, but the USB ports on the motherboard don't work on the printer driver, they work from a usb controller, which is where the problems can stem from them not liking hardware change. Its not a software driver issue but a connection issue, i have it regular. Did the pc say that it found new hardware, then continued to install drivers and then informed you that your hardware is installed and ready to use.(pop up on task bar) If you put your printer into another usb port the PC would need to find the drivers again, it does not know that your printer has already been set up in another port. But you must install both printer drivers ready for when you plug them both in(one at a time.) I'm sorry, but i'm sure it's as clear as mud.

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When I connect the printer I get a hub overload message. I can't reinstall because the computer connect manager doesn't see the printer. It did work until recently

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