Have 2 copies of same drivers question?

PA WOODCHUCK

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If admin could move to correct devices and drivers- sorry
Had same issue before going to 11.
drivers are for my canon printer and listed as:

canon printer
canon printer (copy 1)

Is it possible to remove the duplicate driver and if so how? Both work ok, but it's annoyance.

thanks
 

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That is normal, my Canon is the same. Do not remove it, just make sure your printer points to the correct one, mine is copy1
 

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Where are these Canon drivers located? With W11 my MS5750 Canon printer will only print if it was switched on when I boot. So if I want to print after I've booted, and the printer wasn't switched on, I have to reboot.
 

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That doesn't sound right, I found canon things in several locations mostly program data. I would try a repair or run the trouble shooter
 

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@PA WOODCHUCK If you did want to remove one (not recommended), I would think it would re-appear. Look in Settings > Bluetooth and devices > Printers and scanners and click remove but remember it is meant to be there
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If admin could move to correct devices and drivers- sorry
Had same issue before going to 11.
drivers are for my canon printer and listed as:

canon printer
canon printer (copy 1)

Is it possible to remove the duplicate driver and if so how? Both work ok, but it's annoyance.

thanks

how is your Canon printer connected?
locally thru a USB cable or thru a network (wifi/wireless/WLAN or wired/ethernet/LAN)
 

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If admin could move to correct devices and drivers- sorry
Had same issue before going to 11.
drivers are for my canon printer and listed as:

canon printer
canon printer (copy 1)

Is it possible to remove the duplicate driver and if so how? Both work ok, but it's annoyance.

thanks
If you want to try removing one of the printers make a system backup first. I have removed duplicate printers in the past and didn't have any problems, but you never know. You could also make one your default printer and just forget that the printer is listed twice.
 

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Where are these Canon drivers located? With W11 my MS5750 Canon printer will only print if it was switched on when I boot. So if I want to print after I've booted, and the printer wasn't switched on, I have to reboot.
I would uninstall the printer, reboot and then try reinstalling the printer. I would also make sure that you have a backup image before doing anything.
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
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    Logitech M185
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