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Chubnut

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My Brother HL2070N got picked up straight away. Suppose it makes sense as it's an older printer so drivers are more readily available. Haven't tried the HP scanner yet
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capdad

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ok, so I have my printer installed, now how do you print from a document that is not through the desktop and through the start screen? I opened up a pdf file from an email to view it, but there is no option to print. You kidding me?
 

BWepp

New Member
My WiFi HP OfficeJet 6700 Premium works great - RT found it no problem and prints like a charm.
I would also suggest two nice HP RT apps: HP Scan and Capture + HP Printer Control. :)
 

bosamar

Well-Known Member
ok, so I have my printer installed, now how do you print from a document that is not through the desktop and through the start screen? I opened up a pdf file from an email to view it, but there is no option to print. You kidding me?
When your document is open Charms Bar > Devices > select your printer
 

jnjroach

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Check printer settings in desktop mode. There is a register where you tell windows that your printer can do duplex. I also have a brother printer and could enable it there. Was as frustrated as you at first.
Awesome!!! I didn't think to look there....and I started out as a Print Server Administrator in 2001 ;)
 

gpstrucker

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I connected my Canon to the RT via usb cable and it immediately downloaded the drivers. Prints wirelessly now no problem.
 

J515OP

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I connected my Canon to the RT via usb cable and it immediately downloaded the drivers. Prints wirelessly now no problem.
Care to give any more details? I have seen you post this twice now. The first time I didn't try it because I didn't want to pull the printer out to get to the usb. With the second post I decided to give it a try. Do you have details of the process it went through or was it literally plug an play for you?

I can recognize the wireless printer but it knows it isn't compatible and won't let me do anything. I checked the MS compatibility list and not listed. Now I have plugged in with usb and the printer is recognized and starts to go through a driver process but nothing. I have tried a couple of other drivers still nothing. I think it may just be a case of not supported.
 

badham21

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You can just use a USB cable on your printer / buy one for less than $5, and plug your surface in via USB. That's what I do as my Kodak all in one printer needs disc installation, so I can't do it on my surface
 

J515OP

Super Moderator
You can just use a USB cable on your printer / buy one for less than $5, and plug your surface in via USB. That's what I do as my Kodak all in one printer needs disc installation, so I can't do it on my surface
Actually I can't do that. Short of trying every single Canon driver in the list I have done everything I can think of. Until we get an update for supported devices I am out of luck with this particular printer :(
 

Mar

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My wireless HP Officejet was found automatically the first time that I fired up my Surface RT. I was quite impressed and did a quick test chart in Excel to test it out. It printed perfectly out of the box.
 
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