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Why my printer won't print from my desktop but will from my wifi laptop

My printer stopped printing from my desktop. I have turned it off and back on; disconnected the cables and put them back in; stopped and started the printer spooling; and talked nicely to it......still won't work!

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Since it prints from your laptop and not your desktop, it sounds like it's either printer driver or the Wi-Fi connection. Does your desktop computer see/recognize the printer? If not, then it is something to do with the wireless connection on your desktop computer. If it does recognize it, then it is likely the driver (program software) on your desktop that tells is how to communicate with your printer. In that case, you should go to "device manager" by right-clicking on your computer icon or accessing it through the control panel. There should be an option to update your driver. In this case, something with your computer (such as a OS - Operating System update) may have occurred which caused the desktop software (which tells it how to work) to stop working. I hope that makes sense. Take care and good luck!

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