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Auto uPnP

by Zuschlauer / March 9, 2012 1:56 AM PST

When my XP Pro boots up, what I think is some kind of automated PnP searches for new devices. It finds three printers I do not have and installs them. It makes one of them the default printer. I cannot change the default printer without deleting it. But of course when I boot again, it reinstalls the printer and makes it the default.

How do I turn off this auto search and install?

I searched in Help on my system and only found how to turn on auto search. I backtracked the help and I only found indications that it was not turned on.

Hellp!

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I might be mistaken
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 9, 2012 4:15 AM PST
In reply to: Auto uPnP

but XP would only invoke Plug and Play if any USB devices were plugged in.

Are any USB devices plugged in?

Mark

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Nothing new.
by Zuschlauer / March 9, 2012 7:06 AM PST
In reply to: I might be mistaken

Sometimes I plug my iPhone in. But not all the time. My keyboard and mouse are USB. Funny, I didn't pay much attention to it, but when you said that, I have noticed the non-existant printers it is finding are USB printers. I only have network printers.

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Ahh, network printers
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 9, 2012 7:30 PM PST
In reply to: Nothing new.

Could be a clue there but we need to know the setup please.

Can you describe this home network?

Mark

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