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2 printers in one pc?


rickf

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Never done this b4 but I now want to set up 2 printers on one pc, can I? Reason being I want to continue using the older one for documents and the new one for photos. Perhaps one as default? Any info/help appreciated.

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spuds

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The answer is yes. You should be able to add another printer within your operating system. I use it with XP, not sure about the latest Windows, but I would image it should be possible.

There is also another way, which you can add a printer by buying something like a Belkin switching device (F1U40vea1?), which can consist of 2 to more outlets for other devices. Check out eBay for new or used.

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bjh

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Yes, no problem whatsoever. Assume both are USB or wireless, just install them as you would a single printer. When you select "Print" from a program, you are able to select which printer you wish to use.

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Woolwell

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As the others have said, there isn't a problem. I currently have 3 set up. One thing to watch out for is that latest installed one will probably automatically be assigned as the default printer. You may have to reassign the default printer.

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sharpamat

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There is no problem at all, I have run at least two right back from XP thro Vista Win 7 and Win 8 DP

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rickf

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Many thanks people. Good on you.

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HondaMan

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Yes, it can be done quite easily. I have 5 printers hooked up to my PC and often they are all running different jobs at the same time. Gets quite noisy!

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