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My Acer 8920 laptop keeps asking me to select a printer every time I want to print something. My Brother 2140 printer is installed correctly and when I check the printer section in Control Panel, it shows it as the default printer. No matter how many times I uninstall and reinstall this printer as default, I keep getting this request to select a printer before I can print anything. Help?

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  • snorrlord Apr 27, 2010

    Windows Vista Home Premium SP2

  • snorrlord Apr 27, 2010

    Windows Vista Home Premium SP2

  • snorrlord Apr 27, 2010

    It is not installed twice

  • Vernon Williams May 11, 2010

    what operating system are you using?

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Make sure you do not have it installed twice.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

  • frankdanfelt Apr 27, 2010

    Is it showing that the printer is online? You also might have to remove it and go into the systems registry and remove all references to it as well.

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