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Three types of printers are shown on Control Panel - My printer is Canon PixmaMX310. the pixma 310 is shown twice. XPS Document Writer and Page Manager PDF Writer. Should all of them be shown, or which ones should be removed. Thank you.

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It doesn't matter how many printers are shown in your print manager as long as you have the right printer set as default.

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I try to print something and it takes me to a page that says save as xps file, but every time i hit save, nothing happens!

Do you have your printer properly installed in the system?

Go to control panel, printers, and see what printers you have installed. Among them there will be a "virtual" printer called "Microsoft XPS writer" - it is a special "printer" that saves your document in a special type of file. Not very useful in your case.

Do you see any other printers apart from the above mentioned? If so, then most probably the "XPS writer" is set as default printer, and you have to select the actual printer you have (I presume it will be HP Deskjet D4260, as in the topic), right-click it and choose "set as default". Then you should be able to print OK from whichever application you want to print.
Additonally, when you select File->Print from that application's menu, it will show you a window, where the chosen printer is specified; you can always open the drop-down list of printers there and select a different one (your actual printer).

If there are no other printers on the list apart from the XPS writer, it means that your printer is not installed in the system, and you have to install the driver from a CD that came with the printer. Or if you don't have the CD, go to the HP website, download and install the driver for your printer.

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Which printing device should be shown - and used - on Control Panel. PixmaMX310, XPS Document Writer, Page Mgr. PDF Writer.

if your pixma is the printer you use then it should be your default printer. make sure it has the checkmark beside it. if you use another device then it would be the default printing device.
if you use several different ones then you can choose which to use when you print.
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Need drivers for pixma 310

Dear reddog,
You can visit Canon Official Site and look for menu Support & Download. They provide all document for canon printer such as: printer driver, reference manual,utilities,etc. Select region where you live.
When access menu Support & Download select these:
Category: Multifunctional Printer
Series: Pixma
Model: Pixma MX310
Document: Driver & Software
And then choose the driver you need.
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Go to the Control Panel, open Printers and Faxes, right click on the icon for your Canon, choose Properties.
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In administrator login the default printer is "Microsoft XPS Document Writer", make sure that the default printer is the HP Printer.
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