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I asked a question some time ago and now I have some further information. I have been doing this for weeks now so I am sure that this is really happening this way. I have an old laptop where my printer used to work and a new laptop in wich the problems described in my prior question happen. Every day I have to send one printing job to the old laptop via the network, it prints, and then I can plug the printer to my new laptop and it works until I shut it down. Every day. The questions are:

-What happens when I print via the network that makes local printing start to work?

-what can I do to solve it without have to send one job every day to the other laptop?


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I would make sure that you have exactly the same printer driver on the new machine as you have on the old one.

You can use Driver Magician Lite to compare both drivers, and also to export it from the old machine to the new.

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Thank you very much for the tip. But it gives the very same driver version ( - 12-10-2007 - HP Laserjet 1018). Any further idea? – Ricardo Oct 20 '09 at 19:50
My other idea has to do with fonts: Is it possible that your print job uses fonts that the printer doesn't have, and that the old machine is set to include with the print, but not the new? I don't know enough about your print software to be more specific. – harrymc Oct 20 '09 at 19:59
It worked! Even both having the same version, backing up in the old and restoring in the new one makes it work. Thanks a lot. – Ricardo Oct 21 '09 at 0:58

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