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On Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I've added a printer that uses an existing driver, and named it 'Canon 2-sided'. After doing so, the Devices and Printers control panel does 'not' show the new printer. This makes it difficult to configure the new printer.

When I attempt to print a page, the printer drop-down menu 'does' show the new printer.

Is there some way to insure that the control panel lists the new printer?

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Ok, I found that Windows 7 does NOT list all printers in the control panel whenever the driver for each printer is the same. Since I had a 'Canon xyz' pre-installed and then added a 'Canon xyz 2-sided' with the same driver, they were both combined and listed as a single printer. To see and configure each individual printer, right-click on the single printer icon to get an option list where individual printers are listed. – awoz Dec 15 '11 at 18:34

Its not that the DRIVER is the same, but that the PORT is the same. See: Some printers are merged into control panel on Windows 7

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Please post the content linked to avoid link rot – 50-3 Sep 8 '13 at 7:32
Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Mokubai Sep 8 '13 at 9:20

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