Even though my printer installation instructions say NOT to plug it in before installation, I decided to anyway. Once the installation process is complete, the printer is assigned to the USB port until you uninstall it, if desired. It was the printer; not a defect, just finicky. Uninstall the USB devices. Sorry this didn’t help. Viola – It worked! Once the printer installation is complete, a test page prints, indicating the printer is communicating with your computer.

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I know, I’m a horrible person And now the USB port appears in the drop down.

Last edited by IT Hertz; 19 Oct at Once we got our Laser, it went in the Dining Room, since it is a central location.

Your computer will automatically create a virtual USB port when you connect and install a compatible printer.

Follow the manufacturers instructions for your printer installation. However, it fails during the install.

How to Create a Virtual USB Printer Port

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Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. In reply to StStefan’s post on May 19, If you installed the software that came with the printer, it would have looked for the wireless connection if you even had it connected via USB.

USB(Virtual Printer Port for USB).is Missing – How to Get it Back?

In desperation, I tried a repair install of W10 Pro. We will be happy to assist you. Printer port confusion in Network and Sharing. In reply to LemP’s post on May 19, But when I install Olivetti driver for that model printer Driver before ending driver ask you to physical connect USB to your printer and only in that case windows create virtual printer port USB Tried that and still won’t install.

StStefan Created on May 18, Choose to add a printer from the Network and let it search for a list of available printers. New 17 Oct 1. Sign up using Facebook. Being a wireless proponent is all well and good, but that’s not germane to the OP.

BroScience 1, 8 Win 10 – 64 Motherboard: New 19 Oct 5.

How to Create a Virtual USB Printer Port | It Still Works

The manual advises prihter the printer can’t be used on both Ethernet and Wi-Fi at the same time. Thanks for marking this as the answer.


You may refer to the suggestion given by Afzal Taher replied on April 6, mentioned below on the following the thread.

Event log doesn’t show anything.

In an attempt to rid the pc of all things Ricoh so that I could reinstall and hopefully get it working on USB again, I removed both original and “Copy 1” of the Ricoh printer. We do so much scanning in stuff printef faxing or emailing with the app for virtyal Laser, that hardly are we needing to grab a laptop and use it to send something to the printer. What I tried before the repair install: Markaway 3 3 Sorry this didn’t help. Thank you, Morris Subba Support Engineer.

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