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OT: More Win7 Crap

Started by Jim Thompson September 13, 2015
OT: More Win7 Crap...

Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently
unavailable", or some phrase similar to that.

Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to
select double-sided ??

Never happened with WinXP.

Any idea of the cause?
		
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Den s�ndag den 13. september 2015 kl. 22.37.12 UTC+2 skrev Jim Thompson:
> OT: More Win7 Crap... > > Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently > unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. > > Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to > select double-sided ?? > > Never happened with WinXP. > > Any idea of the cause? >
google says: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printer-All-in-One-Software-Drivers/Missing-auto-duplex-option-in-Win-7-for-LaserJet-P2015dn/td-p/675523 -Lasse
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:37:03 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>OT: More Win7 Crap... > >Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently >unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. > >Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to >select double-sided ?? > >Never happened with WinXP. > >Any idea of the cause?
Sure. Both the XP and Windoze 7 printer drivers list has to be updated seperately. Windoze Update doesn't bother to update the drivers. I don't have a Win 7 machine handy, so I think the "update drivers" button is on the page where it shows a list of prospective printers to install. It takes 5-10 minutes to download, and offers no indication of download progress or success, so just walk away until the button comes back from the gray zone. Another solution is to use the HP drivers instead of the MS drivers. For your P2015dn, see: <http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=1845562&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4063> for the Win 7 64 bit driver(s) download. I suggest you uninstall your existing P2015dn printer before installing a replacement to eliminate any confusion between the two drivers. -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:44:30 -0700 (PDT), Lasse Langwadt Christensen
<langwadt@fonz.dk> wrote:

>Den s&#2013266168;ndag den 13. september 2015 kl. 22.37.12 UTC+2 skrev Jim Thompson: >> OT: More Win7 Crap... >> >> Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently >> unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. >> >> Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to >> select double-sided ?? >> >> Never happened with WinXP. >> >> Any idea of the cause? >> > >google says: > >http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printer-All-in-One-Software-Drivers/Missing-auto-duplex-option-in-Win-7-for-LaserJet-P2015dn/td-p/675523 > >-Lasse
Installed. This weirdness only happens every once in a while :-( ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:53:44 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@cruzio.com>
wrote:

>On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:37:03 -0700, Jim Thompson ><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: > >>OT: More Win7 Crap... >> >>Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently >>unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. >> >>Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to >>select double-sided ?? >> >>Never happened with WinXP. >> >>Any idea of the cause? > >Sure. Both the XP and Windoze 7 printer drivers list has to be >updated seperately. Windoze Update doesn't bother to update the >drivers. I don't have a Win 7 machine handy, so I think the "update >drivers" button is on the page where it shows a list of prospective >printers to install. It takes 5-10 minutes to download, and offers no >indication of download progress or success, so just walk away until >the button comes back from the gray zone. > >Another solution is to use the HP drivers instead of the MS drivers. >For your P2015dn, see: ><http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=1845562&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4063> >for the Win 7 64 bit driver(s) download. I suggest you uninstall your >existing P2015dn printer before installing a replacement to eliminate >any confusion between the two drivers. > >
The "universal" driver is what I am using. This weirdness only occurs once in a while :-( Most of the time "duplex" is available and functional. ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:16:27 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:53:44 -0700, Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@cruzio.com> >wrote: > >>On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:37:03 -0700, Jim Thompson >><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: >> >>>OT: More Win7 Crap... >>> >>>Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently >>>unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. >>> >>>Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to >>>select double-sided ?? >>> >>>Never happened with WinXP. >>> >>>Any idea of the cause? >> >>Sure. Both the XP and Windoze 7 printer drivers list has to be >>updated seperately. Windoze Update doesn't bother to update the >>drivers. I don't have a Win 7 machine handy, so I think the "update >>drivers" button is on the page where it shows a list of prospective >>printers to install. It takes 5-10 minutes to download, and offers no >>indication of download progress or success, so just walk away until >>the button comes back from the gray zone. >> >>Another solution is to use the HP drivers instead of the MS drivers. >>For your P2015dn, see: >><http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=1845562&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4063> >>for the Win 7 64 bit driver(s) download. I suggest you uninstall your >>existing P2015dn printer before installing a replacement to eliminate >>any confusion between the two drivers. >> >> > >The "universal" driver is what I am using. This weirdness only occurs >once in a while :-( > >Most of the time "duplex" is available and functional. > > ...Jim Thompson
I would try the HP drivers vs the MS drivers. the MS drivers don't seem to be updated often or have all the bells and whistles. Cheers
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:37:03 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>OT: More Win7 Crap... > >Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently >unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. > >Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to >select double-sided ?? > >Never happened with WinXP. > >Any idea of the cause? > > ...Jim Thompson
You can look in the Eventviewer and see exactly what the error is. Might give everyone more information. Cheers
On 9/13/2015 4:37 PM, Jim Thompson wrote:
> OT: More Win7 Crap... > > Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently > unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. > > Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to > select double-sided ?? > > Never happened with WinXP. > > Any idea of the cause?
Most likely it has something to do with the printer. Get rid of the printer and you won't have this problem. -- Rick
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:16:27 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>The "universal" driver is what I am using. This weirdness only occurs >once in a while :-( >Most of the time "duplex" is available and functional. > ...Jim Thompson
Well, weirdness is difficult to duplicate. My guess(tm), per a previous conversation, is that your P2015dn printer is not the best that HP ever produced. Most of the printers from that series which I've worked on were initially intermittent and eventually failed due to crappy soldering of the big BGA chip on the formatter card. I've baked a few of those with mixed results. <http://802.11junk.com/jeffl/pics/repair/BGA%20reflow/slides/HP%20P2015dn%20formatter.html> Only one out of the two in the photo eventually worked. What methinks is happening with yours is that before printing, the computah is interrogating the printer for a feature list. If it finds some feature active in the Windoze driver configuration, but not available in the printer feature list, it proclaims a paradox and produces a useless and non-specific error message. This is only a guess(tm). I suggest that you continue using the printer until the problem becomes obvious and you're tempted to defenestrate the printer. Replacement boards are a bit overpriced: <http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=hp+p2015+Q7805-60002> Or, buy a toaster oven for about the same price, and try your luck at PCB baking. -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
On Sun, 13 Sep 2015 17:38:16 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com> wrote:

>On 9/13/2015 4:37 PM, Jim Thompson wrote: >> OT: More Win7 Crap... >> >> Periodically I'm getting "Some printing features are currently >> unavailable", or some phrase similar to that. >> >> Like, I can print to my hp Laser Jet P2015dn, but not be able to >> select double-sided ?? >> >> Never happened with WinXP. >> >> Any idea of the cause? > >Most likely it has something to do with the printer. Get rid of the >printer and you won't have this problem.
The LaserJet pro 400 m401n is on sale this month. But theres no duplexer. So no gain. Cheers