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Streets & Trips not finding installed printers
nealrm
The problem started with the registry setting not copying correctly error. I follow Microsoft's advise and set Streets & Trips to run with admin privileges. This did get the program running, but it will not print. It just states that "No printers are installed. Do you want to install one?". I tried installing a new printer from the prompt, but that did not work.

Any suggests on how to fix this?
nealrm
After looking at solution to other issues, I saw a trend involving the User Account Control. I decided to try turning it off and see what would happen. Luck was on my side this time, turning the control off resolved the issue.
Marvin Hlavac
Hi nealrm, welcome to the forums, and thanks for sharing the solution.
taoyue
Now that a printer has been installed, you should turn User Account Control back on for greater security. Turning UAC off is a systemwide setting. It is a very blunt instrument.

There are some people who run Windows Vista with UAC off, because they are annoyed by the constant prompting, and are not afraid of rogue programs making changes to the system without their permission. If you are not one of those people, you should definitely not leave UAC off.
tcassidy
The problem is UAC is like using a shotgun to kill a gnat. The solution wasn't even available in XP and I survived.

Fortunately, it has been seriously toned down in Windows 7.

Terry
nealrm
Taoyue: The issue was not in installing the printer. Several were already installed and working correctly. The issue was that Streets & Trips was not seeing them. I will try turning the UAC back on now that S&T has printed several maps. Maybe it just needed help to see the printers the first time. I will post the results.
Ken in Regina
There are some people who run Windows Vista with UAC off, ...
I resemble that remark.

...because they are annoyed by the constant prompting, and are not afraid of rogue programs making changes to the system without their permission.
I can't speak for everyone like me, but what I'm not afraid of is known programs making the sorts of changes to the system that they were designed to make and that I expect them to make. I practice safe computing and after more than twenty-five years of dial-up BBS use and operation and internet use I've gotten pretty good at it.

If Microsoft had seen fit in Vista or Win7 to make UAC work like the ZoneAlarm firewall, then everyone could leave the darn thing on all the time.

ZoneAlarm asks you, once, how you want to handle a particular action by a particular program. The choices are to block it always, allow it always, or ask always. After that, it only bugs you again when that program tries to do that action if you told it to ask. Otherwise it never bothers you again about it. It's so elegantly simple. Why couldn't Microsoft do something similarly useful instead of perpetuating what you correctly refer to as a blunt instrument, even when they had a chance to fix it in Windows 7?

If you are not one of those people, you should definitely not leave UAC off.
Agreed.

...ken...
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