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    Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

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    Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    I have noticed lately on multiple computers in multiple locations when installing print drivers that the related icon to the print driver often does not appear in the control panel until maybe 10-15 minutes later.

    This can really lengthen the tine to complete an install especially with multiple computers.

    I have tried restarting the computer, restaring the print spooler and adding prints via printermanagement.msc .

    Any idea what is going on?

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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    Have you removed all of the old drivers?
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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    Have you removed all of the old drivers?
    One Win 11 PC can print to multiple printer/ copiers.

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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    Why even bother with Control Panel installs? It's all but deprecated and it's just as easy through Settings from the Start Menu.

    Outside of some initial BitLocker and power settings I don't even open Control Panel any longer.

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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    and it's just as easy through Settings from the Start Menu.
    Had exactly the effect SalesServiceGuy described by a recent install, and it drove me nuts in the beginning. I used as always the Settings from the Start Menu.......

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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    Open a command prompt and run the command: shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} to get the Windows XP/7 Printer Dialogue. It will show all the installed printers.

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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    Quote Originally Posted by rthonpm View Post
    Why even bother with Control Panel installs? It's all but deprecated and it's just as easy through Settings from the Start Menu.

    Outside of some initial BitLocker and power settings I don't even open Control Panel any longer.

    Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk
    Interesting. I never thought to right click Settings on the Windows Start icon. That gets me to Printers & Scanners a bit faster but the same much delayed appearance of the correct printer icons remain.

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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    you are using the print driver installer from the manufacture, not using the windows printer install?

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    Re: Win 11 Print Driver icons taking up to 15 minute to appear.

    I believe this is related to a recent Windows patch. We have one computer that has the cumulative update from October 2023 and it doesn't have the issue. All the other machines are on the January 2024 patch and they have this problem.

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