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I have two USB Printers (Dot matrix Bill Printer TVSE-MSP 250 Star) connected to a single Windows 7 Machine. Both these printers are placed on different locations and are connected using USB cables to the PC.

I want to select the printer depending on which desk (location) I want to get the Printout but Windows will show only one printer installed. May be the printers are not having their registration no. embedded in them and hence Windows is treating them as a single printer only.

I donot want to use a Print Server, Kindly advice if there is any solution to this.

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Does all printers connected to your computer, listed in control panel/printers and devices? Anyway you do not need to use a print server. – Sencer H. Jan 3 '12 at 10:33
The install should be putting the printers on 2 different "virtual printer ports" Check that by Right clicking sel "printer Properties" and look in the "ports" tab. Assuming your not trying to use some special printer softwares. . They also should each have thier own "USB Printer Support" drivers in the Device managers USB section. Now back in the printer properties, go to the "General" tab and give each one a different "friendly" name. Other than that, need more info or pics. Here we can even have different versions of the Same printer , like landscape portrait. and 3 same printers. – Psycogeek Jan 3 '12 at 14:02
@RecNes Control Panel shows only one entry for the printer (but I have two physical printers installed and turned ON) so it should show two printers with the same name or <printer name >Copy1 – Ullash Jan 4 '12 at 16:12
@Psycogeek I am connecting two physical printers on two different USB ports on the same computer, shouldn't windows be installing them on separate Virtual USB ports or I am missing something ? – Ullash Jan 4 '12 at 16:13
Sometimes windows print spool gone stupid =) delete all printers queue and remove all installed printers from control panel/printers, remove all connected printers. Afterwards restart print spool service by hand. Than connect one usb printer and check from control panel/printers for installed and working properly. If it works, connect other printer and control it too. It should be installed separate. – Sencer H. Jan 4 '12 at 16:58

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